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Female-Led Studio Level Forward Invests In Effort To Break Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling

By Ryan Faughnder
Los Angeles Times

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) “Film Powered” is a website that seeks to connect experienced women with job opportunities in the entertainment industry. It will be relaunched with the new name “Glass Elevator” in a broader effort to disprove the persistent notion that there aren’t enough highly qualified women to fill the behind-the-camera jobs that are dominated by men.

Los Angeles Times

Level Forward, a female-led studio founded in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein misconduct allegations, is backing an effort to break Hollywood’s glass ceiling by getting more women hired for jobs at studios and on film and television productions.

The New York- and Los Angeles-based company, launched a year ago by Abigail Disney and “First Reformed” production company Killer Content, said Saturday that it has acquired a 50 percent stake in Film Powered, a free website that seeks to connect experienced women with job opportunities in the entertainment industry.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Los Angeles-based site, founded several years ago by “Rust Creek” filmmaker Jen McGowan to increase female representation through classes and networking events, will be relaunched with the new name Glass Elevator in a broader effort to disprove the persistent notion that there aren’t enough highly qualified women to fill the behind-the-camera jobs that are dominated by men.

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