Film & TV: Women’s History Month

By Luminate
March 1, 2024
— 2 min read
By Luminate
March 1, 2024
— 2 min read

Luminate Film & TV celebrates the talent and creativity of women this National Women’s History Month. Historically, the presence of women on screen has been relegated to decorative, overtly sexualized objects at the service and indulgent whims of the male gaze. But in this new era of filmmaking, women are changing how their stories are told on screen by taking charge behind the screen – as writers, producers, directors, and more. The projects below feature women of color, queer women, and women of all ages, telling stories as nuanced and complex as they are. Please enjoy our collection and have a Happy National Women’s History Month!

Women's History Month: Projects.

Project: 'Nyad'; Arena: Biographical, LGBTQ Stories, Literary Adaptation, Sports, True Story / Event, Women Centered Stories; Released by: Netflix; Release date: 10/20/2023; Summary: Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana, at the age of 60, goes on a four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll and a dedicated sailing team.

Project: 'Expats'; Arena: Asian Stories, Ensemble, Family Relationship, Feminist Stories, Limited / Event Series, Literary Adaptation, Relationship Drama, Serialized Drama, Women Centered Stories; Released by: Prime Video; Season Premiere Date: 01/26/2024; Summary: EXPATS centers on three American women whose lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred.

Project: 'True Detective: Night Country'; Arena: Action / Adventure, Anthology, Black Stories, Crime, Detective Mystery Drama, Indigenous Stories, Noir, Police Drama, Serialized Drama, Women Centered Stories; Released by: HBO; Season Premiere Date: 01/14/2024; Summary: To solve the case, detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro must confront their pasts and the dark truths lying underneath the Arctic ice.

Project: Griselda; Arena: Biographical, Crime, Feminist Stories, Latinx Stories, Limited / Event Series, Serialized Drama, True Story / Event, Women Centered Stories; Released by: Netflix; Season Premiere Date: 01/25/2024; Summary: GRISELDA chronicles the real life of savvy and ambitious Colombian business woman, Griselda Blanco, who created one of the most profitable cartels in history.

Project: 'Flint Strong'; Arena: Biographical, Black Stories, Boxing, Feminist Stories, Sequel / Prequel / Remake, Women Centered Stories; Released by: Amazon MGM Studios; Release date: 08/09/2024; Summary: Based on the true story of 17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields, the Flint, Michigan fighter who became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing.

Project: 'Lisa Frankenstein'; Arena: Coming of Age, Creature / Monster, Horror Comedy, Period Piece, Romantic Comedy, Women Centered Stories; Released by: Focus Features; Release date: 02/09/2024; Summary: An unpopular high schooler, who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm, starts to rebuild him into  the man of her dreams using the broken tanning bed in her garage.
Women's History Month: Talent.

Jodie Foster: Director, Producer, Writer, Talent; Screen Score: 79; Projects: 'True Detective: Night Country', 'NYAD', 'The Mauritanian'; Ethnicity: White/Caucasian; LGBTQ+.

Sofía Vergara: Producer, Talent; Screen Score: 76; Projects: 'Griselda', 'Strays', 'America's Got Talent'; Ethnicity: Latin/Hispanic.

Nkechi Okoro Carroll: Writer, Showrunner, Talent; Projects: 'Found', 'All American', 'All American: Homecoming'; Ethnicity: Black (African).

Alice Hewkin: Talent; Screen Score: 42; Projects: 'The Brothers Sun', 'Rye Lane', 'Half Bad: The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself'; Ethnicity: Asian (East Asian).

Brittani Nichols: Writer, Talent; Screen Score: 26; Projects: 'Abbott Elementary', 'A Black Lady Sketch Show', 'Transparent'; Ethnicity: Black; LGBTQ+: genderqueer.

Lulu Wang: Writer, Showrunner, Director, Music Department, Producer, Talent; Projects: 'Expats', 'Bottomless Brunch at Colman's', 'The Farewell'; Ethnicity: Asian (East Asian).

Michelle Thrush: Other Crew, Talent; Screen Score: 27; Projects: 'Little Bird', 'Bones of Crows', 'Prey'; Ethnicity: Indigenous (Indigenous Canadian).

Anna Diop: Talent; Screen Score: 53; Projects: 'The Book of Clarence', 'Titans', 'Nanny'; Ethnicity: Black (African).

Madison Ferras: Other Crew, Talent; Screen Score: 26; Projects: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'The King', 'Shades of Blue'; Ethnicity: White/Caucasian; Disability: muscular dystrophy.

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