‘Birds of Prey’ director Cathy Yan on her transition from journalist to filmmaker

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting women behind the camera who are disrupting Hollywood. Throughout 2020, we’re talking to the female filmmakers directing some of the year’s biggest hits and buzziest indies, as well as the pioneers who paved the way for them. Like Steven Spielberg, who famously turned his childhood … Read more

‘People think director, they think white man.’

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. Kasi Lemmons cites a startling statistic from USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative when pointing out the vast underrepresentation of female filmmakers of color in Hollywood: Fewer than 1 percent of all directing jobs … Read more

‘Billy Madison’ director Tamra Davis on difficulties of being a female filmmaker

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. Tamra Davis has experienced plenty of extreme highs and extreme lows over the course of her 3-decade-plus career as a film, television and music video director. Sometimes both within a matter of … Read more

One Night in Miami’ screenwriter Kemp Powers applauds Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James for carrying civil rights torch

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. 2020 ended on a high note for Kemp Powers. He wrote two films — and received the best gift of all when they were both released on Christmas Day. One Night in … Read more

Director Lee Daniels opens up about creating his own lane in Hollywood and why he independently finances his films

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. Lee Daniels has made a career producing and directing art that pushes audiences to embrace the often raw parts of humanity. He’s a storyteller whose journey as a director started when he … Read more

Eddie Huang on getting Asian Americans ‘out of the Ice Age’ when it comes to representation

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between them Good Will Huntingthe 1997 drama that essentially introduced Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to the world, and Boogiethe directorial … Read more

‘I really wanted to reclaim that narrative’

undefined Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. Eliza Hittman knew that it would be an uphill climb to make her latest film. “It’s divisive. I didn’t expect it would be an easy movie to make. I didn’t expect … Read more

‘It’s very easy to label when you’re a scandalized beauty queen’

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. Vanessa Williams smiles when she recounts being crowned the first Black Miss America in 1984. “I had the responsibility of something that I never thought would ever happen in my lifetime,” she … Read more

Malcolm Spellman on his rise from stealing comic books to running Marvel’s ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Game Changers is a Yahoo Entertainment video interview series highlighting the diverse creators disrupting Hollywood — and the pioneers who paved the way. In last year’s Netflix phenomenon The Queen’s Gambitthe orphaned prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) ascends from stealing chess magazines at her local Louisville corner store to competing against the world’s best players … Read more