I love how Hollywood is finally taking strides to change the imbalance in gender equality in the film industry!
Attention, Female Filmmakers: This New Partnership is Good News for You
By Paula Bernstein | IndiewireJune 17, 2015 at 4:07PM
Two women-led media companies are committing greater resources to funding and distributing films made by women.
Tangerine EntertainmentBrandon Polansky and Samantha Elisofon in 'Keep the Change'
Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent films, and Tangerine Entertainment, a production company and community builder for women directors, have partnered with the goal of funding and supporting women content creators. Their flagship collaboration is "Keep the Change," a comedic love story starring autistic adults, based on Rachel Israel's award-winning Columbia thesis short.
"Tangerine Entertainment has been a leader in building community around female content creators, finding industry resources – and capital – to bring to bear. We believe that crowdfunding is a powerful tool for new voices in media, and the alignment between our companies is clear," said Emily Best, founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, in a statement.
The partnership will include co-promotional efforts on campaigns, as well as coaching projects from inception through distribution. "It goes both ways," said Best. "Tangerine will bring filmmakers to us, and vice versa. While of course we’re thrilled to work with their existing pipeline, we’re also excited to be able to introduce them to filmmakers and projects that may not have come across their desk first."
Anne Hubbell, co-founder of Tangerine Entertainment, said, "We look forward to working with the creative team at Seed&Spark. Their innovative, holistic approach to crowdfunding and support for filmmakers is perfectly aligned with the Tangerine mission."
"Keep the Change" launched its crowdfunding campaign today. The film won the Columbia University Film Festival's Focus Features Best Film Award, the Alumni Award and the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize, and has screened at festivals worldwide.