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Queen Latifah Is Helping Women Make Movies: We Want To Make Sure ‘The Queens Have An Opportunity’

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Queen Latifah Is Helping Women Make Movies: We Want To Make Sure ‘The Queens Have An Opportunity’

By Suzy Byrne Yahoo Entertainment

She wants to see the world represented equally — and realistically.

Queen Latifah is putting “ladies first” in a new project.

The award-winning actress and singer recently announced the Queen Collective to help women make films — or, as she tells Yahoo Entertainment, to ensure “that the queens have an opportunity.” In a partnership with Procter & Gamble, the initiative will find two unknown and diverse female directors, give them all the resources they need to tell their stories “from A to Z,” and then distribute the films.

“There are just not enough female directors,” the star of films from ”Girls Trip” to “Chicago” says of her push to bolster gender equality in the film business. “This is a small part of what we’d like to do to help change the disparity that we see out there in terms of all the dollars that are given to male directors, all the support that’s given to male directors, and everything we see, yet we’re at least half of who’s watching these movies and buying these products. So we want to make sure women have an opportunity… that…

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