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“Acting can have a hugely civilizing influence. If you are habitually required to understand people, in order to portray them, it becomes very difficult to be prejudiced against them. Drama is a great humanizing force”

 - Kevin Spacey addresses the Institute of Directors during the Institute of Directors Annual Convention. April 30, 2008

instyle.com
Dianna Agron Offers Up Her Advice for Women Who Want to Break Into Film
Now that is some serious girl power.

One reason to celebrate at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival? The event boasts 51 female directors across both features and short films—the highest number of women filmmakers in the event’s history.

And a slew of stars came out to honor the outstanding women filmmakers presenting work at the fest during the annual Women’s Filmmaker Luncheon today in New York City, where Diane Lane, Dianna Agron, Christina Ricci, Joy Bryant, Mariska Hargitay, Carol Kane, Alice Eve, Zoe Lister-Jones, Melanie Lynskey, and more fêted their fellow ladies at the Chanel-hosted event.

“In every aspect of filmmaking women have been the underdogs, so now its going to be a game changer once the tide switches over and we’re not considered a minority, wouldn’t that be something,” Lane told InStyle of what the future holds for women in film. “Everybody is so impressed with each other’s offerings. It’s such a precious and vulnerable time to offer up your creative endeavors and so I feel a sense of honor to honor them. And I think it’s very brave and audacious to take the risk of making a film.”

Agron echoed her sentiments, but suggested that there’s still more work to be done. “The second that there’s much more talk of what is lacking, the reaction is that its being nurtured and supported much more than it was before,” the actress shared. “I think this is due to the last couple of years and the conversations that have been happening surrounding that. I think its great and it needs to be nurtured more, and it will be.” As for her advice to someone who wants to break into the industry? Don’t give up. “With any new career you have to be persistent and tough and relentless. And this one more than ever you have to have thick skin,” she stated.

If you’re a sugar baby and you don’t look at your life as a brand you’re making a serious mistake.

1. Outline your goals/ambitions. Make clear large goals for yourself, aim as high as you can and then aim even hire. Don’t be shy. This is your life and you must take complete control of what you want, the same way you outline and take control of your allowance each month.

2. Figure out the steps your need in order to reach those goals. For example, if you want to own your own business, don’t waste all your time rinsing men who aren’t in that industry. You can receive gifts from all men, of course but don’t put all time and energy into one that can’t give you the connections you need. I don’t date married men or do secret affairs because of this reason, if you can’t introduce me to someone richer and more powerful than you, you’re useless to me.

3. Address your market. Is where I’m positioning myself where I’ll make the most money? Is my appearance reflecting that of my competition? Think about moving to a bigger city once you’re ready. Bigger and better things follow those who take risks.

4. Make connections. Network. Once you have a daddy in your industry in a high profile city where you know caters to what you offer start to strategically meet people. Do you research. Know a certain caliber of people of going to be at an event? Know a director or CEO who’s company invests in a certain charity? Get your daddy to bring you to events, rub elbows with those who have already accomplished their dreams, this will make your dreams seem that much more in reach and you will start to feel like you belong in that world. Not to mention, you’re gorgeous charming and likeable and new on the scene, people will talk.

5. Then lather rinse repeat. If you continue to go to the right events, meet the right people, always look stunning and are of course well versed and charming to everybody, eventually those connections become friendships and you go to coffee or lunch and they then introduce you to even more powerful people who can make the big dreams happen.

I’m not saying it’s easy but like honestly, that’s how you do anything in life. I’m still on step 2, to be fair, my daddy can only introduce me to finance and politics people but you better believe, those finance/politics people know someone who knows someone investing in the entertainment world, which is where I need to be. I’m just writing these down so I don’t forget.

instyle.com
Dianna Agron Offers Up Her Advice for Women Who Want to Break Into Film
Now that is some serious girl power.

One reason to celebrate at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival? The event boasts 51 female directors across both features and short films—the highest number of women filmmakers in the event’s history.

And a slew of stars came out to honor the outstanding women filmmakers presenting work at the fest during the annual Women’s Filmmaker Luncheon today in New York City, where Diane Lane, Dianna Agron, Christina Ricci, Joy Bryant, Mariska Hargitay, Carol Kane, Alice Eve, Zoe Lister-Jones, Melanie Lynskey, and more fêted their fellow ladies at the Chanel-hosted event.

“In every aspect of filmmaking women have been the underdogs, so now its going to be a game changer once the tide switches over and we’re not considered a minority, wouldn’t that be something,” Lane told InStyle of what the future holds for women in film. “Everybody is so impressed with each other’s offerings. It’s such a precious and vulnerable time to offer up your creative endeavors and so I feel a sense of honor to honor them. And I think it’s very brave and audacious to take the risk of making a film.”

Agron echoed her sentiments, but suggested that there’s still more work to be done. “The second that there’s much more talk of what is lacking, the reaction is that its being nurtured and supported much more than it was before,” the actress shared. “I think this is due to the last couple of years and the conversations that have been happening surrounding that. I think its great and it needs to be nurtured more, and it will be.” As for her advice to someone who wants to break into the industry? Don’t give up. “With any new career you have to be persistent and tough and relentless. And this one more than ever you have to have thick skin,” she stated.