Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson get together for a photograph while attending Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Closing Night Ceremony held at The Smyth Hotel on Wednesday (October 28) in New York City.
The 54-year-old Freeheld actress and Patricia, 55, were joined at the event by writer-producer-directors Rebecca Miller, Anna Martemucci, Mynette Louie, and Mary Harron.
“We can keep talking about, but actually Tribeca is actually doing something about it,” Patricia expressed about the program (via Variety). “We have to make women a priority. I have a project coming up and I’m like, ‘it has to be directed by a woman.’ Big studios, and producers have to make (hiring women) a priority and a goal because we have to increase the odds of women working again. And you can’t work again until you’ve worked.”
Presented in collaboration with Pulse Films and facilitated by the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute, the new program will support emerging women screenwriters and directors via a three-day workshop for seven rising filmmakers with master classes, one-on-one mentorship, peer-to-peer sessions, and will award $75,000 for project development.