Girl power is a huge movement at the moment, with everyone from Beyoncé to presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaking out on the importance of female equality. So now is the perfect time for soap opera alum Cady McClain (ex-Dixie Cooney, All My Children; ex-Kelly Andrews, Y&R) to debut her latest project: a documentary that covers the world of female directors.
Called Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct, the film delves into the work lives of the "women who are on the front lines of the field: from major award winners and those in the vanguard of television and feature films, to graduated students and frustrated auteurs. Considering all aspects of the directing experience for women, [audiences] will learn how they drive through obstacles creative, cultural, and professional."
The documentary includes interviews from over 50 directors and other powerful entertainment giants, including Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane), John Wells (ER, West Wing), Meera Menon (Equity), Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director, Homeland), Deborah Del Prete (Producer, Ender's Game, The Spirit), Betty Thomas (the highest grossing female director, The Brady Bunch Movie, John Tucker Must Die), Bethany Rooney (directed 200+ hours primetime TV & co-author of Directors Tell the Story), and trailblazers like Lizzie Borden (Born In Flames, Working Girls), Oscar-winner Sarah Kernochan (Marjoe), Emmy-winner Anne Makepeace (I. M. Pei: Building China Modern, Robert Capa in Love and War), and many more.
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