Honolulu, Hawai‘i — Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Women & Girls Lead, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, and Hawai‘i People’s Fund, is excited to offer an advance screening of MAKERS: Women in Hollywood and Comedy. MAKERS: Women in Hollywood and Comedy are two of six episodes in the MAKERS series that profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years in industries once largely closed to women — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers will be given a rare glimpse—sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid—of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields.
“MAKERS is not just a media project, it is a movement,” said Dyllan McGee, Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS. “Each documentary in this six-part series examines the impact of the women’s movement on six fields once largely closed to women. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media reports that since 1946, gender inequality on screen has remained largely unchanged and unchecked and our goal at MAKERS is to help change that statistic.”
▪ Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.
▪ Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.
WHAT: FREE preview screening of MAKERS: Women in Hollywood and Comedy
WHO: Presenters: ITVS, Community Cinema, Women & Girls Lead, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, and Hawai‘i People’s Fund
WHEN: MAKERS: Women in Hollywood October 7, 2014 //6:00-8:00 pm
MAKERS: Women in Comedy, October 28, 2014 // 4:00-6:00pm
WHERE: Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, 1159 Nu‘uanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96817
For more information about this program and to explore more inspirational women’s stories visit www.makers.com and www.pbs.org/makers