There are not many times in the year when the film world comes center stage. This week we have one of those moments with the opening of the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow night which again for the second time in three years does not have a female directed film in the main competition. This moment gives us an opportunity to raise our voices in tandem about this issue.
Inspired by the French group La Barbe's Manifesto, I put together the petition below which I hope you will sign.
We need to get as many high profile women and organizations in the entertainment business and the media business to sign this in the NEXT 24 HOURS. It is imperative that we have a large body of people as signatories to this in order to have a maximum impact and to also make it safe for people to sign. I feel that we need to have at least 50 organizations/people as signatories before we send it to the media and post it publicly.
I would also implore you to send this to any high profile women and women directors you know who you think will sign. The more the better! All signatures (please include your organization if you would like to be identified in that capacity) should be send to email@example.com