At New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, multi-hyphenate entertainer Queen Latifah talked about how she is using her latest endeavor, The Queen Collective Shorts, will elevate women filmmakers and advance gender and racial equality behind the camera.
Mudbound director Dee Rees hosted the hour long discussion, which was followed by the premiere of the collective’s inaugural output of short documentaries.
During the panel, the rapper, actress, label president, author and entrepreneur discussed the origins of her film production collective, where she hopes it will go in the future and how it fits into her multifaceted life’s work.
Developed in partnership with Flavor Unit, a TV and film production company Latifah started in 1995 with producer and manager Shakim Compere, and Procter & Gamble, the women-focused collective selected, financed, produced and distributed two documentary proposals as part of its initial class. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.