One of the greatest producers of all time is a woman, Kathleen Kennedy, and wants to see more women in film

Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer. In 1981 she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with her husband, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg. She is known for producing the Jurassic Park films, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Kennedy is the second-most successful film producer of all time (after Steven Spielberg) in terms of domestic box office receipts with totals at just over $5 billion.

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She is ahead of George Lucas, Brian Grazer, and Michael Bay to name a few.

After her, there are 32 men until the next women appears, which is Laura Ziskin. She is known for Pretty Woman, the Spider-Man movies, and as the first female producer of the Academy Awards.

A personal quote of Kathleen Kennedy:

Believe and set your sights on the fact that you can do it. It’s certainly a goal any woman can have, just like any man.

But what I always find interesting is when you take the areas of writing, producing and directing. I don’t think there’s a great deal of discrimination — although I’m completely perplexed and confused as to why there aren’t more women.¬†For instance, if we’re looking for new, young directors, which is something we do all the time, we certainly never go look at films because they’re directed by a man or a woman. We look at films because they are winning¬†awards, they’re good, and it has nothing to do with gender. And women certainly have equal opportunity to get into a university like UCLA or USC, to get into the film department, to take the same courses to allow them to make films, to deal with a whole gamut of subject matter, and yet I don’t know what happens. There’s something that happens in the process of getting there that seems to turn many women away.

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