August 25, 2008

Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Debra Martin Chase

She's the producer of some great girl power flicks -- The Princess Diaries 1 and 2, and the Sistehood of the Traveling Pants 1 and 2. She is also the first African American woman to have a solo producing deal at a studio.

Here's a quote she gave to Gannett News Service:

"There are fewer studios and fewer movies being made...People are reluctant to make movies geared toward women. When I made 'The Princess Diaries' (in 2001), that was a breakthrough movie. What worries me now is that we're not providing opportunities for filmmakers with different voices and different backgrounds to be heard."
Producer connects with women's diversity