IT'S TIME... to use our hearts, our minds and our $ to create change in Hollywood.
We're appalled that the Oscars are still so white - AND that out of 315 films major studios released last year, only three were directed by women.
So with Oscar season upon us, let's change our behavior and begin to support films with and by people of color and films made by women directors. The film industry expects us somehow to accept what they offer, expects us to spend our money and our time on films that do not represent, reflect, or speak for so very many of us, and our experiences. Let's change this, now.
Let’s send a message. By choosing. Let’s spend our viewing time and dollars watching films by women and people of color. Let’s commit some time to these films only. By making this choice, we send a powerful message, we make change happen. And with these films that await you, this is one time when change is fun, even easy, as well as rewarding.
SKIP THE OSCARS, and for all of March watch films that break that white male grip. Here's a great list curated by experts.
A few essential articles about issues of diversity and gender equality in the film biz. If you haven't already read these, they're essential.
We continue to support the Sanneh Foundation and it's "Land of 10,000 Healthy Kids" Campaign. Learn more about this great organization and campaign.