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!
Additionally, MAKERS: Women Who Make America premiered on PBS this past Tuesday, February 26th. So many people participated in our live Twitter conversation during the east coast and west broadcast of the film that we were a trending topic on Twitter all night!
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.
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 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! They figured they’d better give us a shot after successful discrimination lawsuits filed by the women at Newsweek and The New York Times.Read More
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
One of the many amazing things about gathering this collection of stories from the MAKERS in America is hearing about their legacy. In this case, we uncovered the activist and MAKER Ophelia Dahl sharing memories of her mother, Patricia Neal, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Hud in 1963.
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
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
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
The excitement on the MAKERS: Women Who Make America red carpet was palpable.Read More