As we said in the introduction to our 100 women directors list, the hardest thing about assembling it was picking so few when there are hundreds more great filmmakers worthy of inclusion. (Just ask Destri Martino, whose invaluable site the Director List includes over 1,000 women directors in its searchable database.) To highlight some additional ones,
Gamechanger Films President Mynette Louie discusses the gender gap in pay in Hollywood. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” To watch, click here.
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
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
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
By Kate Erbland Film and television producer Mynette Louie (“California Solo,” “Land Ho!”) has taken to the web to pen an eye-opening rundown of the various ways in which Hollywood gives women “a raw deal.” Over at Vulture, the Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award winner and president of Gamechanger Films provides an alternately enlightening and