According to research by the USC Anneberg School for Communication and Journalism, of the top 1000 grossing films between 2007 and 2016, only five women of color worked as directors. And women comprised only 5% of directors in the top 250 films in 2017. Made in Her Image is working to change these statistics.
Made In Her Image is a non-profit focused on social equity within the film, media, and entertainment industry. They serve girls ages 8 to 18 by curating engaging programming based on media literacy and empowerment. They are dedicated to the advancement of young girls and women within film, media, and technology. And their goal is to create and build the future film pioneers and revolutionaries of tomorrow.
Although all girls are welcome, Made in Her Image is strategically focused on targeting girls of color. For their first offering, the organization will be hosting two film camps for girls. The first will be taking place in Phoenix, Arizona. The second will be taking place in Los Angeles. Dates have not yet been announced.
The 3-4 day camps will happen in June and July 2018. They are designed to empower girls to emerge having worked on, or participated in making their own mini- film. Each girl will be partnered with a mentor within their individual production groups. The camps will also include seminars, workshops, and a possible studio field trip option. Made in Her Image is currently developing the curriculum for the project using tips and inspiration from other women in the industry.
In a statement from Made In Her Image: "We want our girls to create and be their own change - to be their own voice - no longer waiting on an industry to give them the images they want to see."
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