Where My Ladies At? : The Women Behind The Cameraby FocoLocoLonzo | created - 07 Sep 2013 | updated - 20 Jan 2015 | Public
This list is to recognize and laud the--often over-looked--community of female talent behind-the-scenes in one of the most culturally influential and accessible mediums in the world. This is a list to remember their presence and contribution to the industry.
This is an ACTIVE list in no particular order. Will fill out descriptions as time allows. SUGGESTIONS ALWAYS WELCOME!
1. Nora Ephron
Writer | Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...
4. Amy Pascal
Producer | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Amy Pascal was born on March 25, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), The Post (2017) and Little Women (2019). She has been married to Bernard Weinraub since August 9, 1997. They have one child.
Official Bio: http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/seniormanagementteam/amypascal.html
Casting_director | The Social Network
Casting legend! This award-winning casting director has cast The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Palo Alto, Spring Breakers and, oh yeah, EVERY David Fincher production since Fight Club.
7. Abi Morgan
Writer | Shame
3 shining gold stars. Looking forward to "The Invisible Woman" next.
Producer | The Armor of Light
Abigail E. Disney is an Emmy-winning director and producer, philanthropist and the CEO and president of Fork Films. An active supporter of peacebuilding, she is passionate about advancing women's roles in the public sphere. Abigail's films and series focus on social issues and spotlight ...
15. Debbee Klein
Literary Agent, Paradigm
Short Bio: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/debbee-klein-397755
The Agents Interview: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/agents-full-uncensored-interview-397572
Writer | Shots Fired
Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote and directed the widely acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball (2000) which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a Humanitas Prize for her work on the film. Her other directing credits include ...
18. Jamie Babbit
Director | But I'm a Cheerleader
Jamie Babbit was born on November 16, 1970 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Jamie Merrill Babbit. She is a director and producer, known for But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Silicon Valley (2014) and Girls (2012). She has been married to Karey Dornetto since 2014.
20. Jenji Kohan
Producer | Orange Is the New Black
Jenji Kohan was born on July 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jenji Leslie Kohan. She is a producer and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Weeds (2005) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). She was previously married to Christopher Noxon.
22. Joanna Colbert
Casting_director | Hollywoodland
Joanna Colbert began her career as an assistant to Juliet Taylor in New York City where she worked on a number of Woody Allen films. In 1994, under the mentorship of Taylor, Colbert conducted a nationwide search which resulted in the casting of Kirsten Dunst in her role in Neil Jordan's Interview ...
23. Ava DuVernay
Producer | Queen Sugar
A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...