You know Queen Latifah from Girls Trip and Fox’s Star, but today we’re turning the #SeeHER spotlight on what she’s doing behind the scenes!
Queen Latifah is challenging filmmaking stereotypes with a new initiative—and we’ve got all the details!
Queen Collective is a passion project for Latifah which promotes gender and racial equality for filmmakers. Latifah has teamed up with Proctor & Gamble and the Tribeca Film Festival to make her initiative a reality.
“We decided to come up with this idea where we would find two female directors, we would take their scripts, we would select them from this group,” Latifah says.
After narrowing submissions down to two of the most qualified filmmakers, Latifah says she and the Tribeca Film Festival will back them every step of their filmmaking process. This includes getting the films to market, promoting them, and distributing them.
Latifah says she and TFF will support the two female filmmakers from “top to bottom,” and will help ‘add to the list of female directors.’
Latifah recently made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival to talk about working with TFF and Proctor & Gamble on the project.
“Whenever we’re allowed an opportunity to make a difference, we try to,” says Latifah. “So this was a perfect fit for both of us [Latifah and TFF]. And of course with Proctor & Gamble as well, because they are making a big push and putting their business behind it to make sure they can affect change in advertising as well as the film industry. So this is big. This is exciting.”
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