This blog is about films made by women. Forgive me, Tori Amos (whose wonderful lyrics serve as the heading of this inaugural post), I plan to do much more than what you so wittily refer to John & Yoko doing. Sure, there are plenty of blogs out there in the ‘sphere about women as filmmakers, women in filmmaking, women in film, and on and on. What’s missing is the, dare I say, “personal touch”? No, this is not a feminine hygeine product commercial. We have stories, we have dreams, we have goals for ourselves and our projects, personal challenges and joys that set us back or move us forward. It is in the sharing of our journey that we may become empowered as a group to form a movement of women storytellers. Her Film is a blog meant to help foment a larger movement of collaboration, cooperation and mutual support among women filmmakers .
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Women making films and the people who love them, hear and see day in and day out the personal, professional, creative and financial challenges that must be overcome in order for women’s stories to be seen and heard on the big screen. Let’s talk parity. Melissa Silverstein’s fascinating and in-depth site, Women & Hollywood, breaks down the numbers for the year 2009. One quick stat from her site: Women directed 7% of the top 250 grossing films. This is but one reason why Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win was and shall remain SUCH a big deal.
If you want to connect with other women filmmakers and learn about their personal journeys in bringing a story to the big screen, or if you’d like to share YOUR story, please join us here at Her Film.
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We will return soon with more about the personal journeys of women filmmakers.
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Wow! I love this Kyna. I think it’s VERY sharp. So, so exciting– And wonderful for “Development” to be able to share this US-based space—
Thx so much, Marian! I hope to work together to get this up and going and be a helpful resource for other women filmmakers. Would love some trans-Pacific action w/New Zealand to see what’s going on with women filmmakers there — including YOU!
What a wonderful site and so necessary! We need to be talking to each other and supporting each other. People have to hear our stories, our points of view, because we are the ones who affect the world as much as the men who make films.
All the best to you and your endeavors!