We Do It Together’s First Feature Film, TOGETHER NOW Featuring Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche
I’ve received this press release about non-profit production company, We Do It Together that champions female empowerment, about its first feature film titled; TOGETHER NOW.
Luminaries in film including Robin Wright, Freida Pinto, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Hardwicke, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, and Melina Matsoukas amongst those collaborating on first project.
CANNES, FR (May 15, 2016) – WE DO IT TOGETHER, the non-profit production company dedicated to finance and produce female driven films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media has announced its first feature film entitled: Together Now – a omnibus of short films created by internationally renowned luminaries. Each segment will pair a female director with a prominent actress in a lead role to tell an inspiring story.
Golden Globe® Winner Robin Wright (House of Cards, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Catherine Hardwicke (Miss You Already, Twilight, Thirteen), Katia Lund (City of God, All The Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (Miracles From Heaven, The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name Of) and Melina Matsoukas (Rihanna’s We Found Love, Beyoncé’s Formation) are confirmed to each direct a short in Together Now. Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Academy Award® Winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) will each star in one of the seven shorts. Carol Polakoff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi will produce the film.
Production of the film is set to begin in July this year with principal photography taking place in various international locations. All profits generated through the film’s release will be reinvested back to the non-profit production company.
The goal of Together Now is to empower women both creatively in front and behind the camera and to implement a clear action plan that will contribute towards closing down the gender gap in a male dominated industry.
“We are so privileged and excited to have some of the most intelligent and creative artists be part of the first WE DO IT TOGETHER feature film project” said founder Chiara Tilesi. “The goal is to take immediate steps to generate fresh new content that is both insightful and entertaining in order to tell our own stories in our own ways. If we dream it together, we do it together.”
“I am honored to join We Do It Together as they build a platform for women to create and share stories.” adds director Robin Wright. “The amount of knowledge and ideas are endless. I am thrilled to witness this movement and watch them bring their goals into fruition. It is with great pleasure to announce I will be collaborating with WDIT on my own short on subject that I am deeply passionate about. I look forward to making a mark for women in film.”
As part of the new announcement, the following industry leaders will join the previously announced WE DO IT TOGETHER advisory board: Golden Globe® Winner Robin Wright, Academy Award® Winner Jodie Foster, Grammy Award Winning songwriter Diane Warren, director-actress Valeria Golino (Rain Main), Marvel’s EVP Victoria Alonso, producer Keri Selig, actress Leonor Varela, producer Lucas Akoskin, CAA talent agent Cameron Mitchell, producer Paula Vaccaro, and entertainment attorney Orly Ravid.
About WE DO IT TOGETHER:
WE DO IT TOGETHER is a non-profit organization created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media uniquely dedicated to the empowerment of women. With a mission to create content that provides women in entertainment a slate to be creatively recognized, WE DO IT TOGETHER strives to change perceptions of female stereotypes within a male-dominated industry.
The WE DO IT TOGETHER Board of Directors is comprised of: Academy Award®-nominated producer Albert Berger; DDA Partner Dana Archer; The Gersh Agency’s Sandra Lucchesi; Mosaic manager Paul Nelson; Producer-Director Carol Polakoff; Primetime Emmy-winning producer Shelby Stone; Producer and Founder Chiara Tilesi; and Septembers of Shiraz writer and producer Hanna Weg. Adding their voices to the Advisory Board will be: Hany Abu-Assad, Lucas Akoskin, Haifaa Al Mansour, Victoria Alonso, Len Amato, Amma Asante, Juliette Binoche, Jessica Chastain, Antonio S. Coco, Amira Diab, Jodie Foster, Éric Garandeau, Henry Louis Gates, Mark Gill, Valeria Golino, Mike Goodridge, Catherine Hardwicke, Marielle Heller, Avy Kaufman, Queen Latifah, Philip A. Lord, Katia Lund, Sasha Markova, Cameron Mitchell, Michele Mulroney, Jennifer Naughton, Evelyn O’Neill, Freida Pinto, Hylda Queally, Orly Ravid, Alysia Reiner, Patricia Riggen, Janet C. Salazar, Michelle Satter, Keri Selig, Nina L. Shaw, Stacey Sher, Marianne Slot, Małgorzata Szumowska, Paula Vaccaro, Leonor Varela, Diane Warren, Alesia Weston, Robin Wright, Paul Zaentz, Ziyi Zhang.