Behind the Brilliance Podcast Interview: Mynette Louie

THE SHOW: This week’s guest is Mynette Louie. If you’re a filmmaker (or wannabe), you’ll really love this episode. But even if you’re not, you’ll hear great nuggets of wisdom on tenacity, career transitions, and persistence. THE GUEST: MYNETTE LOUIE is the president of Gamechanger Films, which finances narrative features directed by women. Gamechanger’s films include Martha 

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100 Women Directors: Actors, Producers, and Twitter Users Suggest Even More Names | Vulture

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, 

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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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A Female Hollywood Producer Details How Industry Discriminates Against Women | Indiewire

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 

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A Female Producer Explains 4 Ways Women Get a Raw Deal in Hollywood | Vulture

By Mynette Louie By this point, it’s been well established that women who work in film have a tougher time of it than men. Even so, when the Tumblr account Shit People Say to Women Directors recently debuted, it quickly went viral. Many of its crowdsourced anecdotes involved terrible tales of extreme sexism and harassment, but just as 

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Gamechanger’s Mynette Louie on Changing Hollywood from the Inside Out | The Mary Sue

by Lesley Coffin The state of female directors in Hollywood is fairly bleak. For an industry that so often prides itself on being groundbreaking and open-minded, the statistics are terrible; speak with female directors working in the business and they’ll acknowledge that sexism is alive and well in the film industry, in front and behind 

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Gamechanger Films Finds Success With Fund for Female-Helmed Features | Variety

By Thelma Adams Gotham’s Gamechanger Films has already proved it has game. Launched in August 2013, the equity financing fund for female-helmed fiction features came out of the gate with Martha Stephens’ co-directorial debut, “Land Ho!” The Iceland-set road comedy premiered at Sundance in 2014. Picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, it went on to win the Film 

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