A new organisation called Dame Changer is calling for a diverse and inclusive screen industry that thrives through collaboration and solidarity, builds upon the strength and experience of women at all levels, and actively supports and sustains women’s careers over the long term and into leadership roles.
“We see the potential for women in the screen industry to become leaders of social change beyond the screen.”
Dame Changer members include women writers, directors, producers, directors of photography, production designers, editors, composers and other creative heads of department, as well as from the finance, acquisition, legal and accounting, sales and distribution, marketing and other business sectors.
The organisation’s patron is film critic Margaret Pomeranz (pictured). Ausfilm CEO Debra Richards and executive producer Bridget Ikin are on the advisory board while Film Finances Australia’s Anni Browning is on the management team.
Dame Changer is this week presenting a special International Women’s Day edition of The Inspire Series featuring Gretel Killeen and Margaret Pomeranz in Sydney with tickets now on sale at $128.