Sarah Treem, Lesli Linka Glatter Join New Mentor Program for Women

Women in Hollywood are fasten forces.

Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Mimi Leder (The Leftovers), Kasi Lemmons (Eves Bayou), Betty Thomas (Private Parts), Sarah Treem (The Affair) and other womanlike leaders in a attention are partnering with Indigenous Media — a media association shaped by filmmakers Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet — to offer as mentors for arriving women writers and directors. 

The initiative, that is focused on producing thespian series helmed by women, is a partnership with Women In Film Los Angeles, a Producers Guild of America’s Women’s Impact Network, a Women’s Project Lab, a Alliance of Women Directors, the Kilroys and the Lillys. Together, a classification will brand possibilities for Made By Women by any palm selecting 3 candidates. Indigenous Media will afterwards slight down a list and allot them to mentors. Based on a essay samples, any coach will name a final candidate. 

The mentors will beam their mentees through a routine of formulating a commander book for their series, and afterwards Indigenous Media will financial a brief formed on any coach pairs’ book with a intensity to furnish and account a full-length version.

“We are advantageous to have 5 impossibly gifted women to launch Made By Women, a womanlike centric incubator. Their skills and mentoring will be useful in aiding immature storytellers to have their visions realized,” pronounced Jon Avnet. “Women are an abominable minority when it comes to portion as directors and uncover runners. We wish this beginning will, in some tiny though petrify way, start to redress this situation.”

“Women’s voices are impossibly profitable in a storytelling process, as evidenced by a work of a mentors. We have collaborated with many of them in a past and are respected they have assimilated army with us for this project,” combined Garcia. 

Made By Women outlines a second Indigenous incubator program. The initial was a partnership with actor Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games, The Kids are All Right) and Michelle Hutcherson. Powered by a Black List, it was privately designed to learn and coach rising filmmakers. Over 2000 scripts were evaluated during a acquiescence period, ensuing in 222 scripts that met a simple criteria. The 5 whose shorts will be saved will shortly be announced.

The Avnets and Garcia will also offer as mentors as good as producers.