Open Letter from a Woman Director


In today's Women & Hollywood, there's an open letter from director Ela Thier (pictured). Her story's so familiar; it could have come from New Zealanders I've spoken with. Good on her.

Development-the-movie producer Erica and I have formulated our dream:

Imagine… a world where women write and direct half of all movies.
And New Zealand does it first. Just like women’s suffrage.

(And we were encouraged the other day when we saw Jane Campion at the Cannes press conference for Bright Star, talking about New Zealand being first to have women's suffrage.)

I so hope that Peter Jackson's review of the Film Commission will help our dream come true.

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