Hollywood is a scary place for women at the moment. After all the scandals and stories of abuse, women want, more than ever, to feel secure in their jobs and workplace. This is why a number of actresses have begun to launch their own production companies.
Alicia Vikander, Best Supporting Actress winner at the
Oscars last year, opened her production company Vikarious as a result of feeling overpowered by men on movie sets. After playing the lead in four movies in a row, Alicia was astounded by the fact that she did not have a single scene with another woman in any of them. In the movies she produces through her own company, women will always be out front.
In spite of the sad state of affairs in Hollywood, women opening production companies is not a new trend. Over the last 25 years numerous female stars have ventured behind the camera. Back in 1992, Jodie Foster opened Egg Pictures and took to producing movies with more feminine roles. Drew Barrymore also launched her own company in 1995. Flower Films produced many different types of movies including Never Been Kissed and Charlie’s Angels.
Turn to our Lifestyle pages where we have some good tips on different ways to add mirrors to your home. The right mirror can do wonders to a room adding light and giving a more spacious feel. The Food pages have a great, simple recipe for good-old tomato soup with basil. I don’t know anyone who can resist a bowl of piping hot tomato soup, which will be even more enjoyable now that the weather is cool.