A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

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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 Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

When I first started on the Dream, Girl journey I had no idea the energy and the attention we would get. Once the Kickstarter campaign earned $100K my profile was projected into this incredible space where people wanted to hear more from me and why I was making this film. Continue reading…

Meet Mylene, The Co-Founder of DIVONA

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DIVONA2Considering all the odds stacked against her and systemic obstacles in her way, any woman starting her own business is inherently phenomenal. A woman starting a business aimed at empowering other women in the process? Extra phenomenal… and that’s what Mylene Paquin is. This week, we spoke with Mylene about her gorgeous new fragrance line (Kickstarter launching May 8th), how her feminism plays a part in what she does. Continue reading…

Meet Kanchan Amatya, Activist and Entrepreneur

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Kanchan AmatyaWomen are such a force for good — and Kanchan Amatya is no exception. Since she was just a high schooler, she’s been working on global sustainability issues and now works with the UN Women on empowering women and girls around the world. A true girlboss if there ever were one. This week, we chatted with Kanchan about her feminism, women’s rights in her home country, and the power of women supporting women. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Twelve: The Office

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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 Twelve: The office

When I first got funding to make Dream, Girl, I didn’t factor in a place to work on the film. I figured I could work and edit in my one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. However after about five months of being at home, I started to go insane. Some people are work from home people, some people are not. I am the latter. Continue reading…

Money Talk

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I learned growing up that there were certain topics “polite people” didn’t talk about. The rules went like this: Polite people did not ask their neighbor who they voted for. Polite people did not ask adults of a certain age how old they turned on their birthday (I learned that one the hard way). And polite people certainly, most definitely did not talk about money. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Eleven: The City

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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 Eleven: The City

Once interviews were completed I sent Mary Perrino, our Director of Photography all around New York City with her AC, Francesca Kustra. I wanted to get a full picture of where these women were living and running their businesses so I sent these gals all around the island: Upper West side to get picturesque shots of Central Park, Times Square to get the obnoxious midtown bustle, the Lower West Side to get effortlessly cool cobblestone streets- I wanted the film to feel like it was embedded in the history and hustle of the city. For fear of sounding like cliche film student, I won’t say I wanted New York to be another character in the film, but I just did so there you go. Continue reading…