NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival called on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the #MeToo and Time’s Up era.
This year for the first time, half of the films in Tribeca’s competition categories are directed or co-directed by women. That’s up from 44 percent last year.
Jane Rosenthal, who co-founded the festival with Robert De Niro, told attendees at the Chanel Tribeca Women Filmmakers Luncheon Friday that if a window has now been opened, “it’s only because of all of us that that window is going to stay open,” and that necessary change will be made.
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Rosenthal told the crowd that they “cannot be the exception. We have to be the norm in every business.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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