Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Queen Latifah Wants To Bring Diversity To Filmmaking Through New Project

Queen Latifah wants to bring diversity to filmmaking.

The multihyphenate has joined forces with Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Studios for a new project that aims to promote the importance of gender and racial equality in Hollywood, reports Vibe.

The Queen Collective alongside Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Studios will provide mentorship while also offering distribution opportunities for upcoming and aspiring women directors of color.

The Queen Collective has already assisted budding filmmakers B. Monet and Haley Elizabeth Anderson to premiere their films at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday (Apr. 26).

Dee Rees, Queen Latifah, Brittany Fennell, and Haley Anderson
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Dee Rees and Queen Latifah, Director Brittany Fennell and Director Haley Anderson Speak at the Tribeca Talks - Premiere of The Queen Collective Shorts - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on April 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Monet and Anderson's short films are also currently streaming on Hulu. The collective offers young women in film opportunities that they might not have initially had.

“We see a lot of stories that have been told through their lens in every way, shape and form,” Latifah said. “White guys have been able to tell their story in every sort of way, and unfortunately it hasn’t been that way for women. And it hasn’t been that way for people of other colors or genders. That’s the part that’s missing. We want to make sure that everyone is allowed to tell their story.”

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