A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 16: The Executive Producers

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 16: The Executive Producers

After my honeymoon, I felt rejuvenated and relaxed. To make matters more exciting on the way home from St. Lucia I got an email from Clinique asking me if I wanted to attend the red carpet premiere of Ricki and the Flash for their #smartideas campaign. I walked through customs crying and squealing “MERYL!” It felt like everything was moving forward in a beautiful way for the film. I was excited to get back into the editing suite with Francesca to finally finish Dream, Girl. Continue reading…

Meet Jon Manning, Director of Burlesque Heart of the Glitter Tribe

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glittertribeIs there anything more fun to watch than women having fun, loving themselves, and showcasing their art? We doubt it. That’s why we’re so excited about Jon Manning’s new documentary, BURLESQUE HEART OF THE GLITTER TRIBE. This week, we spoke with Jon about being a man who’s a feminist, what he’s learned from the women in the film, and the advice all filmmakers need to hear.

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My Client, My Muse: A Story of Female Collaboration in Art & Business

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artistceoBy Kerri Lowe

“I’ve never met anyone who reminds me so much of you.” That’s what my husband Charlie said to me after he met Shannon for the first time. Shannon is one of my clients, though she’s also much more than that. For the past year, she’s also been my muse.

Shannon is the CEO of a branding and naming agency in San Francisco called House of Who. She’s also a performance artist and actress. We met because she needed someone to help out with her online presence for both of these roles, and I had recently started my business helping creative entrepreneurs with their content. Continue reading…

Meet Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa, Executive Director of the ICOD Action Network

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icodactionWomen get things done, simple as that, and Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa knows how important it is to facilitate this ability in order to remedy social ills and allow women to continue uplifting one another. That’s why he’s working on the Kampala, Uganda-based ICOD Action Network’s new campaign, called #WomenClinics. The organization is fundraising on Indiegogo, and this week we chatted with Michael about what exactly #WomenClinics are and why they’re poised to change the social landscape for women in the region. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 15: The Wedding

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Fifteen: The Wedding

With Joanne’s investment on it’s way to the bank, Francesca and I kept focusing on creative and plugging away at our rough cut. Komal hired two girls, Diana Matthews and Kylie Kendall part-time to help us build out our strategy for distributing the film. Once the film was complete we would need a full-time team to handle coordination and sales with hosts. For the moment, Dream, Girl seemed to be on track to finish in a few months, and we could start planning our release. Continue reading…

Meet Alley Jean, Artistic Brand Identity Developer

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alleyjeanThere’s no community quite like a community made up of women who uplift one another… and that’s exactly the kind of online community Alley Jean has created. She’s pulled together women from around the world who are stepping into their creative power and starting businesses. This week, we spoke with Alley about her work as a brand developer and how feminism plays a role in that work. Continue reading…

Meet Rebecca Woolf, Writer + Director of PANS

Rebecca Woolf has not chosen an easy path- as an independent filmmaker who’s crowdfunding funding her first feature-length film (sound familiar?), it’s a good thing she’s incredibly passionate about what she does… and talented to boot. This week, we chatted with Rebecca about her Peter Pan-inspired film, why it’s a feminist endeavor, and the power of telling your unique story.

Introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do.

Hi! My name is Rebecca Woolf and I am the writer/director of PANS, a feminist coming of age story based on Peter Pan from a teen girl’s POV. My film takes place in the Spring of 1994 and is essentially about the sisterhood that forms in a modern-day Neverland of lost boys. Continue reading…

Why Consent Matters

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ConsentFeminist Wednesday is so excited to be partnering with Women in Leadership Uganda’s Teen Voices Programme, which encourages teens to write their stories. Stay tuned for more!

As a warning, this piece deals with sexual assault. Please take care of yourself if you’re especially sensitive to the topic. <3
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A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 14: The Angel Investor

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Fourteen: The Angel Investor

In April 2015 Dream, Girl had been in production full-time for eight months. During that time on our $100K budget we: payed a full time production team of five girls for three weeks (around $23K), paid for rental equipment on and off for five months ($19K), filmed all our interviews in rented spaces ($3K), filmed addition imagery of the entrepreneurs at their homes/offices/around the city ($4K), hired an editor ($3K/month), paid Komal and I a “salary” month to month ($2,200/each), paid the Mighty Oak animation team out of Brooklyn to hand craft imagery for the film ($28K), paid our executive producers to consult us on crafting the story ($12K/each). Continue reading…