The Other Half: Celebrating Women in Hollywood

Producer Ramsey Naito
Margaret GardinerMarch 15, 2017

“Often in my career I have been the only woman in the room”, notes Ramsey Naito, one of the producers of The Boss Baby, an animated movie about...

Judy Hofflund on set of Murder on the Orient Express with director and star, Kenneth Branagh
Margaret GardinerMarch 6, 2017

“I was very happily not working,” notes Judy Hofflund, who had retired after 30 years in the business as an agent and manager, “but I had to say...

Sound editors Mildred Iatrou Morgan and Ai_Ling Lee
Margaret GardinerFebruary 28, 2017

“Ai-Ling Lee and I would like to do big tentpole movies,” says Mildred Iatrou Morgan, the co-sound editor of La La Land, “As a team, we haven’t...

Editor Joi McMillon, "Moonlight"
Margaret GardinerFebruary 24, 2017

Being an editor is a “happy coincidence,” according to Joi McMillon, the first African-American woman nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing...

Pamela Adlon
Margaret GardinerSeptember 5, 2016

Better Things (premiering on FX September 8, 2016) gives Pamela Adlon titles few women are able to access individually, never mind altogether. “...

Margaret GardinerAugust 25, 2016

“I’m not sure if this is true, but recently somebody told me that I have made more movies with women directors than any other producer in...

Cid Swank on the set of After Earth
Margaret GardinerAugust 15, 2016

"My name is Cid Swank. It is a name people remember. I don't mind if they think I am a guy, I think it's funny if they do, but I want them to go,...

Writer director Sian Heder and a scene from her fil "Tallulah"
Gabriel LermanJuly 27, 2016

As international journalists covering the entertainment industry, we at the HFPA are constantly on the lookout for up-and-coming talent. We know...

Farnaz Esnaashari
Margaret GardinerJuly 22, 2016

“I always knew where I wanted to go. How I was going to get there – I wasn't sure.” Says Farnaz Esnaashari, Creator and Co-Executive Producer of...

Sarah Greenwod
Margaret GardinerJuly 4, 2016

“A production designer has to deal with all the central pivotal aspects on a film; construction rigging, lighting, huge special effects,...