Friday, May 24, 2013
Glamour 'Happy' to Help Women in Hollywood Get Behind the Camera
Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Hudson Make Directorial Debuts
NEW YORK -- GLAMOUR Vice President and Publisher Bill Wackermann has announced Glamour Reel Moments premieres this fall in a new and powerful incarnation.
The films originate from Glamour readers' real stories and feature leading Hollywood actresses directing films for the first time. Glamour has hired Freestyle to develop and produce the films. The series includes three short films presented by Clinique to be released in October 2007.
The films were shot in Los Angeles this summer and the talent involved is among the top of Hollywood's A-list.
Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst, and Rita Wilson, have directed shorts for Glamour Reel Moments, and the films star Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, Chevy Chase, Kristen Stewart, Winona Ryder, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aisha Tyler, Camilla Belle, Channing Tatum.
In a contest that appeared in the January 2007 issue, Glamour readers were asked to write a short essay of 750 words or less, about an important event, encounter or moment in their lives when something made them victorious, empowered and happy.
Three winners' stories have been chosen and Glamour has partnered with Clinique to script, produce and screen the three short films. The theme of this year's project is happiness, celebrating Clinique's Happy fragrance, and the films all feature happiness as a part of the storyline.
"Clinique Happy was scientifically tested to inspire happiness," says Executive Director of Global Marketing for Clinique, Catherine Frieder.
"Like the fragrance, Glamour Reel Moments also creates happiness with stories by, for and about women. These films remind us why we should feel good and be Happy."
The films will premiere in Los Angeles on October 9 at the Director's Guild Theater. Rita Wilson's film, "The Trap," will be available for a limited time at Clinique counters nationwide October 13 and 14. All three films can be seen on glamour.com and clinique.com beginning October 15.
This year, Glamour is expanding the project with two new efforts to further encourage female directors and stories about women in the film industry.
The first is a Reel Moments filmmaking grant which will give one female recipient in the industry the opportunity to make a directorial debut along with the high-profile women involved in the project.
Additionally, Glamour is launching a Reel Moments summit which will reunite alumni of the project and notable women in the industry to discuss topics for women in film and identify the important stories about women that should be told on the big screen.
"Glamour Reel Moments is continuing its mission to tell real women's stories in Hollywood and promote women in film," says Wackermann.
"By creating first-time opportunities for women to get behind the camera, not just in front of it, Glamour Reel Moments is increasing the number of female directors in Hollywood," he added.