Why We Need More Women and Minority Filmmakers

Group Photo with AvaWe live in a very diverse world, so why don’t the characters in our books and films (fiction mostly) reflect it? There are a number of creatives of color (and women) doing their thing, but only a select few are being noticed by the mainstream.  The link below will take you to an Indiewire.com article that speaks to the need for more women and minority filmmakers.  ENJOY!

Oh, yeah!  And the picture to the left was taken with writer, director and producer Ava Duvernay at a 2012 screening (at the Writers Guild of America West, Los Angeles, California) of her film Middle of Nowhere.  Pictured with Ava and me are fellow screenwriters Carla Wilson and Marc Harris.


Here’s the trailer for Ava Duvernay’s Middle of Nowhere:

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