Who We Are

We are a not-for-profit that aims to augment the collective female voice by increasing the number of women working in film, TV, and digital media.

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What We Do

We empower women to treat their careers like small businesses & equip them with the necessary tools to become confident entrepreneurs.

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Why We Do It

Gender inequality negatively impacts not only the creators of entertainment, but those who consume it on a regular basis.

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Breaking-In Series: Julia Leffler “PerSister”

Encouragement is the best motivator, especially if you are a female filmmaker. When trying to break in, moments of self-doubt are bound to happen. It is crucial, during those moments, that you surround yourself with your fellow industry sisters. These women can inspire you to believe in yourself and persevere.  FACES board member, Julia Leffler, […]

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Breaking In Series: Nicki Manchisi “The Artist Within”

There comes a moment in a filmmaker’s life, when she truly recognizes herself as an artist. The cause might be different for each individual, but the effect is always the same. No matter what happens after that, she will always be an artist. Such was the case for new FACES Board member Nicki Manchisi when […]

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FACES Talk: Ep 108 “Microaggressions”

Rachel and Connie interview our Founder/ Executive Director, Brittany Rostron, about the cumulative damage of sexual microaggressions, what can be done to overcome them, and what it’s like to have an enormous photo splashed all over the cover an international newspaper.

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This #FemaleFilmmakerFriday we celebrate Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) and her new @Netflix film “Someone Great.” #FemaleACEs #thefutureisfemale #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers

A new internship program from @UCLA in partnership with @HowardU University helps students get first hand paid experience in film and television. #ThankfulThursday #Thankful

Our #WomanCrushWednesday goes out to creator of “The L Word” Ilene Chaiken! In anticipation of the show’s reboot, Chaiken reflected on how the original series maintained its unique authenticity. #WCW #FemaleACEs

The Many Names of FACES

We realize the various names and titles associated with our organization can get confusing. So here’s the breakdown and some videos to help you remember:

Female Artistic & Commercial Entrepreneur Support: Full organization name

FACES: Organization’s acronym

Female ACE: An empowered woman who takes control of her entertainment career, or a female “artistic & commercial entrepreneur”

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This #FemaleFilmmakerFriday we celebrate Gina Rodriguez and her new Netflix film “Someone Great.”

“One of my main goals as a producer was to bring on a very inclusive cast — to have the cast look like the world I walk through,” said Rodriguez. “I hope one day it won’t be that this is ‘a diverse movie’ — it’s just authentic.”

#FemaleACEs #thefutureisfemale #femaleempowerment #womeninentertainment #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #womensupportingwomen #bethechange
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A new internship program from UCLA in partnership with Howard University helps students get first hand paid experience in film and television. The program hopes to make Hollywood more diverse with a concentration to bring on HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) and women’s colleges on board!

Three interns have already been hired at Lionsgate!

#ThankfulThursday #Thankful #Grateful #FemaleACEs #thefutureisfemale #femaleempowerment #womeninentertainment #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #womensupportingwomen
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Our #WomanCrushWednesday goes out to creator of “The L Word” Ilene Chaiken! In anticipation of the show’s reboot, Chaiken reflected on how the original series maintained its unique authenticity.

“It’s a lesson which I’ve carried ever since, which is that when you’re telling stories about a marginalized group of people whose lives have never been portrayed before, the people who tell those stories should be the people who have lived those stories.”

#WCW #FemaleACEs #thefutureisfemale #femaleempowerment #womeninentertainment #womeninTV #femalefilmmakers #womensupportingwomen
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Together, Tina Brown’s Women in the World organization and IFC Center are collaborating on a new film festival, 51Fest that will celebrate women’s voices and stories.

The release notes stated “Women make up a majority in the United States — nearly 51 percent, as referenced in the festival’s name...but all too often women’s stories and creative voices have been marginalized.”

#FemaleACEs #thefutureisfemale #femaleempowerment #womeninentertainment #womeninfilm #femalefilmmakers #womensupportingwomen #changetheratio #bethechange
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