• Mar. 9, 2016
    “You are cordially invited to the first installment of Film Fatales — a monthly get together of amazingly talented female filmmakers,” began the email I received from Leah Meyerhoff soon after I moved to New York. “We are reaching out to you because you have written or directed a feature film and we hope to share in each other’s talent, stories and laughter.”
  • Feb. 26, 2016
    As the controversy surrounding the upcoming Academy Awards has illustrated, 2015 was a mixed blessing. The underrepresentation and recognition of black artists both in front of and behind the camera remains a sad reflection on our times.
  • Feb. 10, 2016
    As a child Memphis filmmaker Rachel M. Taylor imagined that she’d grow up and direct a Star Wars-caliber movie. She didn’t realize back then that her ambition would carry her into an industry where the DNA still skews predominantly pale and male.
  • Jan. 13, 2016
    t's 2015, but still, in Hollywood, most movies are made by white men to tell stories about...white men. Thankfully, there's a growing movement to diversify both the industry and the films it makes—and at the forefront of it is Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute...
  • Jan. 8, 2016
    In January 2013, a filmmaker named Leah Meyerhoff was about to begin shooting her first feature, a dreamy, disturbing coming-of-age tale called I Believe in Unicorns. Looking for some empirical, on-the-ground wisdom before diving into production, she began reaching out to local filmmakers whose work she admired—and ended up inviting six of them, all women, over for dinner.