It is a sunny California day as we drive towards the beaches of Santa Monica with filmmaker, composer and musician Kayla Briët, to shoot a segment for the MY HERO TV pilot. Kayla first came across our radar with her submission to the 2014 MY HERO International Film Festival, Stay Curious: Technology in the Classroom. […]
I am sitting with Kim Adelman, author of the short filmmaking guide Making It Big in Shorts. The mood is mellow as we have drinks on the bright green, astroturfed patio for Sundance NextFest, amidst live screen printing and taco trucks. We have spent the afternoon watching a program of shorts at the Ace Hotel, and […]
The latest Celluloid Ceiling report continues to show the dismally low number of women in key positions in Hollywood: women made up 11 percent of the writers of the top 250 grossing films of 2015, a figure which hasn’t moved much since 1998. Hard to imagine, then, that almost a century ago, as Cari Beauchamp tells us, “Almost half of […]
Women Transforming Media: Melissa Silverstein from The MY HERO Project on Vimeo. My cameraman and I are in New York, searching at the last minute for a space to film our interview with Melissa Silverstein, the Brooklyn-born-and-raised, Barbara Streisand-idolizing, feminist firebrand who founded the Indiewire blog, Women and Hollywood. Our original shooting location has fallen […]
Excerpts from upcoming interviews with Melissa Silverstein, Alyse Nelson and Christine Choy.