Known for being the true Hollywood front runner from India and for being someone whose dedication to the cause of women is evident both in her film choices and her non-profit work, Freida Pinto has taken this commitment to yet another high. She, along with Jessica Chastain, Juliette Binoche, Queen Latifah, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, and actress Ziyi Zhang among others, have come together to launch a new, nonprofit organization created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV, and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women. Called “We Do It Together”, the mission of the organization is to create content that will change perceptions of female stereotypes.
An insider reveals the thought behind why this team came about:
“Last fall, the The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was interviewing dozens of female directors about the discrimination they face in both film and television. Women currently receive only 16% of the episodic TV directing jobs, and last year directed less than 5% of the major studio movie releases. We Do It Together looks to change this. They will raise capital from grants, governments, corporate sponsors, and individual donations to invest in the production of films, proceeds from which will be reinvested in the company to create a self-sustaining organization prepared to invest in additional films. The first film through this new company will be announced at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.”