Let This Upstart Film Financier Teach You How to Make Your Voice Heard | Gawker

Mynette Louie makes movies happen. As a film producer and financier she pulls together the creative elements and funding that are required to bring any film to the big screen. But unlike most people in this testosterone-heavy industry, Louie, as president of Gamechanger Films, has dedicated herself exclusively to financing female-directed narrative features of any 

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How This Film Producer Is Changing a Male-Dominated Industry | Gawker

When asked to describe her role in filmmaking these days, Mynette Louie puts it simply. “I write the checks,” she says. Put that way, it’s easy to forget that, for Louie, those checks are part of a much larger mission: As president of Gamechanger Films, she’s connecting socially conscious investors with female directors to get their 

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The Close-Up: “New Hollywood?” Panel at NYFF53

On today’s episode of our podcast, an esteemed panel of producers, writers, and filmmakers tackle the issue of diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. The event was one of our free NYFF Live talks, which are sponsored by HBO. Among the panelists were actress-turned-director Rose McGowan, whose recent criticism of sexism in Hollywood made national headlines, and producer Effie Brown, whose appearance on 

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