“This couldn’t be a better time for women in the industry,”
(studio executive and film producer who supervised such hits as “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “The Terminator,” “Platoon” and “Robocop”)
IT IS OKAY TO EXPRESS YOURSELF:
"Women are often less concerned with a film’s commercial appeal than with fulfilling their artistic vision"
--Marina Goldovskaya (Documentary Professor, UCLA and once the only female cinematographer in a patriarchal film industry in Russia)
WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHOULD TAKE RISKS:
“Don’t chase the marketplace or what has been. Go with your voice and your vision. Hollywood needs to be shaken up.”
--Professor Linda Voorhees, UCLA
I know as independent filmmakers we do have to realistically focus on making the types of movies that distributors are looking for, but you can still incorporate your vision.
Some things that we must do to ensure distribution:
1. Cast as high as we can with the budget we have
2. Build buzz early during pre-production AND production