Behind every successful woman is more women who inspired her, lifted her up and supported her throughout her career. This is exactly the case with Mariah Owen, a 22-year-old film producer/actor/writer. We recently caught up with her to talk about what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, her new film M.F.A. and the five women who shaped her career. Read more about this up-and-coming producer under the cut!
Last week, Paul Feig was announced as the distinguished artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s 2017 directing workshop for women. And we have some thoughts.
Don’t get us wrong—we love Paul Feig, and he clearly believes in making movies that challenge stereotypes about women. Just look at his list of credits—he directed Spy, Ghostbusters, The Heat, and Bridesmaids, and he also created the 1999 cult hit TV show Freaks and Geeks, a series where once-adversarial characters Lindsay Weir and Kim Kelly eventually become close friends and confidants.
But come on, AFI—there are dozens of incredibly talented female directors out there who we think could have fit the bill! Here are just a few: