Sundance Institute reports that 46% of directors competing in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival are women, up 6% from 2019. While there’s still a lot more to do evidenced by the lack of representation this awards season, these statistics show that progress is possible when concerted efforts are made to address systemic biases.
On its “Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game” panel, AMC Networks brought together leading women from the front lines in entertainment — IFC Films EVP of Acquisitions & Production Arianna Bocco sat down with filmmakers Ekwa Msangi (Farewell Amor), Haifaa al-Mansour (Mary Shelley), Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Picard), actress Jackie Cruz (Orange Is the New Black) and producer Monica Levinson (Wander Darkly) for a discussion of their experiences, their work and the way forward.
Listen below to the full “Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game” panel recorded Friday, January 24 during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in front of a live audience at the SundanceTV HQ in Park City, Utah. The panel is presented by AMC Networks, New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Film Los Angeles and ReFrame.