This Changes Everything (Opening Night Film)
Running Time: 97min
Film Year: 2018
Category: CineDwnTwn Galas, Documentary Achievement Award
In 2017, a global reckoning calling out culturally-ingrained gender inequalities and abuses of power began with the downfall of a Hollywood heavyweight. In a remarkably rapid period of time, the conduct of the entertainment industry faced a full-scale shakedown over the confounding dilemma of the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in all fields of the business.
This Changes Everything seeks to explore the causes and consequences of ingrained discrimination that women in Hollywood have continued to face. Tracing back a decade of Hollywood history to get to the root of the persisting gender disparity in the industry, this powerful documentary features interviews with engaged members working for meaningful change, among them Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Rosario Dawson, Taraji P. Henson, Cate Blanchett and young, up-and-coming talent such as Chloë Grace Moretz and Yara Shahidi.
This Changes Everything was created by CreativeChaos vmg and New Plot Films in association with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Regina Scully’s Artemis Rising Foundation, David Yurman and Lyft Entertainment.
Director: Tom Donahue
Producer: Ilan Arboleda, Kerianne Flynn, Tom Donahue
Executive Producer: Geena Davis, Regina K. Scully, Ku-ling Yurman, Madelin e Di Nonno, S teve Edwards, Jennie Peters, Simone Pero, Patty Casby
Production Company: CreativeChaos VMG
Music: Leigh Roberts, Allison Piccioni
Cinematographer: Stefano Ferrari
Editor: Jasmin Way