Gamechanger is Working to Put Women in the Director’s Chair | Film Independent

By Pamela Miller / Website & Grants Manager The gender gap in Hollywood is the town’s worst kept secret. The most startling—and often-cited—statistic: Women accounted for only 9% of directors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2012, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. But lamenting 

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New company Gamechanger Films will only finance movies directed by women | The Dissolve

VADIM RIZOV SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 A new film-production fund is looking to rectify gender imbalance in Hollywood by only financing feature narratives directed by women. The straightforwardly named Gamechanger Films has four co-founders, two of whom—Julie Parker Benello and Wendy Ettinger—are also involved in Chicken & Egg Films, which supports female non-fiction filmmakers. The other two co-founders—Dan 

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Gamechanger Films Launches to Exclusively Finance Women-Directed Feature Films | The Black List’s Go Into the Story

September 30th, 2013 by Scott Great news: Mynette Louie Tapped as President, Founders include Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Wendy Ettinger September 27, 2013, New York, NY – Gamechanger Films, a new company founded by Julie Parker Benello (Afternoon Delight, Pariah, Brooklyn Castle), Dan Cogan (Hell and Back Again, How to Survive a 

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Gamechanger Films Officially Launches, Aims to Fund Female Directors | No Film School

by V Renée Data surfaced earlier this year that revealed that only 4.4% of the directors across the top 100 box office films were women, which left many in the industry wondering how to get that number closer to 50. Aiming to help balance the gender incongruity, a new film fund, Gamechanger Films, which targets narrative feature 

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Gamechanger Films Creates Film Fund for Female Directors | Variety

Financing company will only consider fictional indie films helmed by women Ramin Setoodeh Film Editor, New York@RaminSetoodeh A new financing company, Gamechanger Films, was announced today with the mission statement of producing indie films directed by women. The company, which will create a for-profit film fund, was founded by veteran documentary producers Julie Parker Benello (“Afternoon Delight”), Dan Cogan (“How 

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Gamechanger Films to Fund Women Directed Films | Women & Hollywood

By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood | September 27, 2013 at 2:00PM A new movie fund, Gamechanger Films, is set to fund women directed films only. It’s the first fund to specifically focus on women directors. Organizers of the fund have said that the idea for it grew out of the many 

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Gamechanger Films, Supporting Women Narrative Directors, Launches Today | Filmmaker Magazine

by Scott Macaulay Gamechanger Films, a new for-profit film fund exclusively targeting narrative feature-length films directed by women, was announced today. The New York-based company was founded by Julie Parker Benello (Afternoon Delight, Pariah, Brooklyn Castle), Dan Cogan (Hell and Back Again, How to Survive a Plague, The Queen of Versailles), Geralyn Dreyfous (Born Into Brothels, The Invisible War, The Square) and 

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New movie fund Gamechanger Films is formed to back women directors | Los Angeles Times

By STEVEN ZEITCHIK NEW YORK — Can money solve a Hollywood gender imbalance? That’s the question posed by a new film fund that aims to boost the number of female directors. The fund, called Gamechanger Films, will exclusively finance movies directed by women, The Times has learned. According to an announcement scheduled for Friday, Gamechanger aims 

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Press Release: Gamechanger Films Launches to Exclusively Finance Women-Directed Feature Films

“Gamechanger Films” Launches to Exclusively Finance Women-Directed Feature Films Mynette Louie Tapped as President, Founders include Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Wendy Ettinger Media Contact: Julia Pacetti, JMP Verdant, julia@jmpverdant.com, (917) 584– 7846 September 27, 2013, New York, NY – Gamechanger Films, a new company founded by Julie Parker Benello (Afternoon Delight, 

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