US actress Jessica Chastain of “The Martian,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.”
Ahead of a first film announcement pegged for Cannes in May, new production company We Do It Together (WDIT) has announced an advisory board line-up that includes a host of female film industry influencers including Jessica Chastain, Catherine Hardwicke, Juliette Binoche, Queen Latifah and Ziyi Zhang.
The cadre of top-level actresses, directors and producers have joined forces with We Do It Together to promote and support female endeavors in film, TV and documentary making.
“Film has always possessed the power to defy convention and change hearts and minds, and this power and potential must be harnessed to challenge the current archaic norms related to women within the entertainment industry,” said WDIT founder Chiara Tilesi, who produced Capri Peace Award winner “All the Invisible Children.”
“We hope in the future we won’t have a need for dedicated niche financing for films by and about women,” she added.