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February 2013

MAKERS.com Turns One Year Old!

It's our one year birthday! And we're so proud that as of today, MAKERS.com shares the stories of more than 175 women, a number that will grow as we add new stories each week!   Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Looking Forward

During February's Black History Month, we've explored the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by looking at the mothers who taught them about strength and the instinct to follow their hearts that led them to who they would become. Today, on the last day of February, instead of looking back, we're looking at 5 African American MAKERS who talk about changing the future.   Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Live Round-Up of Reactions to "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"

The enthusiasm leading up to the PBS broadcast premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America was certainly apparent prior to the film's broadcast premiere, but it's jumped to a whole new level now that it's aired! Read More »

I Am Woman—Thoughts From MAKERS Executive Producer

I am part of a generation of women who owe a lot to the MAKERS. When we were growing up, our mothers had few options for interesting work outside the family. By the time I was looking for a job as a journalist in the mid-70’s, media organizations were actually looking for women like me! Read More »

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How MAKERS Changed Me - Thoughts From a Man Working On MAKERS

I’d like to think that as the only man on the MAKERS production team, I changed the direction of the project, but I doubt that’s true – or at least not the whole truth.  I was changed far more by MAKERS than it was changed by me. Read More »

The Strength of 1963 Oscar Winner Patricia Neal in the Words of Her Daughter

One of the many amazing things about gathering this collection of stories from the MAKERS in America is hearing about their legacy. Read More »

5 Views on Job Flexibility

We began a conversation last month about whether or not “women can have it all.” Is it possible for a woman to achieve a balance between her career ambition and her ambitions at home without becoming an emotional pretzel? Read More »

WATCH: Exclusive Video - Meet the Team Behind MAKERS: Women Who Make America

It takes a village. And our plan has been to create the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled and share the stories across both television and the internet. A lofty goal. A project as large as MAKERS requires the help, creativity, and passion of a long list of people and organizations. MAKERS.com has lived online since February of last year but the idea to make a film about the women's movement lived in Founder Dyllan McGee's mind for eight years. With the television broadcast of the film "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airing this Tuesday February 26th on PBS, we thought we'd introduce you to some of the key behind-the-scene players who helped "MAKE" the documentary and MAKERS.com come to life. Read More »

FilmMAKERS: 5 Views on Women in Film-- Past, Present and Future

The pinnacle of awards season is The Academy Awards, celebrating the year's achievements in film. At MAKERS, we think this is the perfect time to honor women in film who have proved themselves leaders and innovators in the industry. While there is much debate about the ratio of men to women when it comes to awards in the film industry, there is absolutely no question about the impact women have made on the past and future of filmmaking. Today's playlist features thoughts on the past, present and future for women in film from MAKERS (and also filmMAKERS) Nora Ephron, Diane English, Miranda July, Sara Lamm, and Tiffany Shlain. Read More »

WATCH: Exclusive Interviews from the MAKERS Red Carpet

The excitement on the MAKERS: Women Who Make America red carpet was palpable. Read More »

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