Women in Film and Television

Dori Berinstein

Growing up in Los Angeles, Dori Berinstein made countless trips to see live theatre with her family. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was a frequent destination. On one excursion, young Berinstein saw a production of “Hello Dolly,” starring the legendary Carol Channing. Channing’s performance made a huge impact, and from that moment on, Berinstein was a …

films anger sadness

In the film Turning Red (2022), a young 13-year-old girl, Meilin “Mei” Lee, turns into a red panda whenever she has strong emotions: when she is angry, when she is sad and when she is excited. She begins to believe that strong emotions are embarrassing and tries to suppress her true self. In the film …

fanny female rock band

Three women nod to the beat of a drum, their silvery hair swinging in unison. One leans towards a microphone, husky voice ready to belt. This female trio is not some random band of retirees but instead living icons rekindling their passion for rock ‘n’ roll. Their slightly wrinkled faces smile as the sound of …

Anna May Wong

The U.S. Mint will, over the next four years, issue quarters featuring the likenesses of American women who contributed to “the development and history of our country.” The first batch of the American Women Quarters Program, announced in January 2022, includes astronaut Sally Ride and poet Maya Angelou. One name on the list might be …

Documentary: Becoming Helen Keller

Helen Keller has become a beacon for anyone interested in making a lasting contribution to the world. American Masters, an award-winning signature PBS series, captures that sentiment with their documentary Becoming Helen Keller. This film reveals little-known details of Keller’s personal life and examines her public persona and advocacy, including the progressive reforms she helped …

Beyond the CANVAS Features Inspirational Women Creators

In 2020, as a result of the pandemic, PBS NewsHour released the series Beyond the CANVAS to inspire audiences with art and culture stories. A second season arrived in 2021 and continued to revel in the power of the arts. Hosted by broadcast journalist Amna Nawaz, the 26-minute episodes feature an array of talent, providing …

New YouTube Series Takes Families on a Virtual Tour of Getty

Families can now take a dynamic ride through Getty’s collections, laboratories, gardens, and more with Becoming Artsy. This new YouTube series, hosted by Jessie Hendricks, brings viewers along while Hendricks explores the world of art. The first season is filmed at the Getty Center and Getty Villa, where Hendrix interviews various Getty museum professionals. She …

Girls That Create Hosts LUNAFEST on November 12-14

Girls That Create is thrilled to announce we’re hosting a virtual LUNAFEST® November 12-14, 2021, benefiting nonprofits Chicken & Egg Pictures and Future Front Texas. Since its launch in 2001, LUNAFEST has celebrated the work of over 170 filmmakers in 2,500 screenings nationwide. These important films bring fresh perspectives and inspire communities. LUNAFEST has also …

Unladylike2020 Tells Stories of Female Trailblazers

History is full of remarkable individuals achieving female firsts. These include directing a feature film (Lois Weber), being one of the first Black headliners to appear in Carnegie Hall (Sissieretta Jones), and writing the first Native American opera (Zitkála-Šá). Their stories and many others come to life thanks to AMERICAN MASTERS “Unladylike2020”. The multimedia series …

Addressing the (mis)Representation of the Latinx Through TV and Film

Latinx creators continue to express frustration with their underrepresentation in Hollywood, and statistics confirm they have a right to be angry. Recently the entertainment company STARZ hosted the virtual panel #TakeTheLead Transparency Talks: Addressing the (mis)Representation of the Latinx Community through TV and Film. The Latinx House co-founder Mónica Ramírez moderated, wtih La La Anthony, …

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