Filmmaker Spotlights

The Alice Initiative is more than a list, it is an effort to support filmmakers we believe in.  We hope you will be as inspired by these interviews as we are.  

 

We encourage you to take a moment to get to know the filmmakers we feature and consider them for your upcoming projects. 

Gabriela Coperthwaite

On her strengths as a director:  Character and story.  I Strive to make even the most wildly outlandish stories or characters feel real because that's the key to making people feel something. 

Represented by Phil Raskind, Jeff Gorin, & Tanya Cohen @ WME

Emily Rose @ Mosaic

Credits include: MEGAN LEAVEY, BLACKFISH

Melina Matsoukas

On the type of projects she'd like to take on: I have an undying need to diversify the stories and imagery we've seen on screen historically.

Represented by Cameron Mitchell & Scott Greenberg @ CAA, Michelle Knudsen & Mason Novik @ MXN Entertainment

Credits include: QUEEN & SLIM, MASTER OF NONE, INSECURE.

Althea Jones

The best piece of advice she's received from another filmmaker: Listen to everyone, but know when you're right.

Represented by Mark Ross & Chris Smith @ Paradigm, Greg Walter @ 3 Arts

Credits include: FUN MOM DINNER, GORTIMER GIBBON'S LIFE ON NORMAL STREET

Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

On working on Spanish language vs. English language films:  My favorite stories have always been very universal stories, and I think that transcends language, so I don't really have a preference for working in either language.

Represented by Matt Martin @ CAA

Allard Cantor & Jarrod Murray @ Epicenter

Credits include: EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY, LAS HORAS CONTIGO

Ry Russo Young

On the type of projects she'd like to take on: I want to work on material that is psychologically rich and complex, stories that move me emotionally and make me question the world around me.

Represented by John Garvey, Ida Ziniti, & Tiffany Ward @ CAA

Emily Rose @ Mosaic

Credits include: BEFORE I FALL, NOBODY WALKS, YOU WON'T MISS ME

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