Supporting creative work by women
There a millions of ways to support women in general and in the arts in particular. Here are three.
#1 Pledge to watch 52 films by women in the next year. Women in Film is looking for 10,000 pledges, which currently stand at a little over 9,000. The goal is watch a film by one woman per week for the next year or double up on Thanksgiving (just in time for Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls films on Netflix). Some other recommendations: Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Proof (celebrating its 25th Anniversary), Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, Middle of Nowhere), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees), and Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight).
#2 See a show written, directed and/or designed by women. Check out Parity Productions, which supports shows that have a 50% hiring standard for women and transgender artists in New York City.
#3 Listen to one of these awesome podcasts by and about women.
Conversations with Creative Women, hosted by Sandi Klein. Interviews with women from different fields about their careers and thinking outside the box.
New York Women in Film and Television’s Shot Callers, hosted by Destiny Lilly. Interviews with filmmakers from NYWIFT’s strong membership.
Two Brown Girls, hosted by Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay. Looks at film, television and pop culture.
Another Round, hosted by Heben Negatu and Tracy Clayton. Pop culture, race and gender are the topics of this show. And there is booze too.
Theatre Now, hosted by Anne Hamilton. Oral histories by some of the leading lights of theater.
GirlBoss, hosted by Sophia Amoruso. Interviews with GirlBosses from diverse fields.