Women In Film, the premier organization promoting increased roles for women within the entertainment industry, is launching a provocative, new, digital series and social media campaign today, Flip the Script, which aims to open an irreverently fresh dialog about gender parity in Hollywood.
The comedic, short-form series – which premiered to much fanfare last night at WIF’s annual, star-studded Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, prior to its online debut today – casts a unique perspective on the real-life, sexist experiences of women in the industry by re-enacting them verbatim … and simply swapping gender roles.
Some of Hollywood’s most prominent actors have contributed to the series, including Lake Bell (The Secret Life of Pets), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Rob Huebel (Transparent), Jerrika Hinton (Grey’s Anatomy), Amy Landecker (Transparent) and Michaela Watkins (Wanderlust). Also, a who’s who from behind the camera, including director Jamie Babbit (Girls), producer/director Beth McCarthy-Miller (Modern Family) and cinematographer Cynthia Pusheck, A.S.C. (Good Girls Revolt).
The first four installations of the series are: Diva Director (June 14), Mad Women (June 16), Shelf Life (June 21) and Market Value (June 28).