Great news out of Hollywood: A new female-led production company, We Do It Together, has formed with the intent of working with established and emerging directors, actors, and producers to develop projects that focus on gender empowerment. Hi, cause I can get behind, how do I immediately show my support? Even better: This company is already being backed by some pretty big names. According to The Wrap, the advisory board alone includes Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Juliette Binoche, Freida Pinto, Catherine Hardwicke, Amma Asante, Małgorzata Szumowska, Marielle Heller, Ziyi Zhang, Haifaa Al Mansour, and Katia Lund — aka, a who’s who of female Hollywood today.
But, the best news in all of this is that this production company is not the only one of its kind. The women of We Do It Together are joining an ever-growing list of women in Hollywood who are turning the lack of female opportunities in the industry on its head with production companies that focus on empowering women. In the last decade, female-run production companies have been tackling issues of gender and sexuality in new and exciting ways.
Here are just a few of the female-led production companies that are already making waves.