Indigenous Media, a next-generation media company, today announced their partnership with an acclaimed group of women, including Leslie Linka Glatter ("Homeland"), Mimi Leder ("The Leftovers"), Kasi Lemmons ("Eves Bayou"), Betty Thomas ("Privates Parts") and Sarah Treem ("The Affair"). These women will serve as mentors for a talented number of new female writers and directors.
This project, "Made by Women" is an incubator focused on producing dramatic series programming helmed by women, the second incubator project by Indigenous Media. The company is also collaborating with Women in Film Los Angeles, the Producers Guild of America's Women's Impact Network, the Women's Project Lab, the Alliance of Women Directors, the Kilroys and the Lillys to each identify three candidates and assign them to mentors. Based on writing samples, each mentor will select one candidate in order to guide them through the process of creating a pilot script.
Indigenous Media Founder Jon Avnet said in a statement that "We are fortunate to have five incredibly talented women to launch 'Made by Women,' our female-centric incubator. Their skills and mentoring will be invaluable in assisting young storytellers to have their visions realized. Women are an appalling minority when it comes to serving as directors and show runners. We hope this initiative will, in some small but concrete way, begin to rectify this situation."
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