Queen Latifah is aiming to bring unity and diversification to the filmmaking scene.
Her initiative, The Queen Collective, has partnered with Tribeca Studios along with Proctor & Gamble to create a space of mentorship and production support for women of color. The initiative is aiming to spread the word about the significant importance of equality for all genders and races behind-the-scenes in Hollywood.
The collective has recently put their money where their mouths are by giving black female directors the opportunity of a lifetime.
During the Tribeca Film Festival this past April these directors were given a chance to have their digital stories displayed at the festival. Their films were also put up on Hulu for streaming just in case you could not catch it at the festival.
During the development of The Queen Collective, Queen Latifah spoke on why the collective is so important for us.
“We see a lot of stories that have been told through their lens in every way, shape and form, White guys have been able to tell their story in every sort of way, and unfortunately it hasn’t been that way for women. And it hasn’t been that way for people of other colors or genders. That’s the part that’s missing. We want to make sure that everyone is allowed to tell their story.”
Hopefully, with the help of Queen's initiative the diversification in film on and off the screen will rise. It is important that we as a community help the driving forces for good in our neighborhood.
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