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Barry Jenkins unites Regina King's challenge to work with more women

CLOSE In the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Regina King says her commitment to gender equality has attracted a lot of support, while Ethan Hawke says honoring critics means a lot. (Jan 8) AP SANTA MONICA, California – Barry Jenkins is all about working with more women in Hollywood. Jenkins won great at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he won the award for best director and best feature for "If Beale Street Could Talk." The director used his approval number on Saturday to pay attention to Time's Up "4 Percent Challenge." He called on "Beale Street" star Regina King's speech at the Golden Globes where she said, "I make a promise … to make sure that everything I produce is 50% women, and I just challenge anyone out there standing in power position … I challenge you to challenge yourself and … do the same. " " You know, Regina was at the Golden Globes and she said something that was very wise and very true, " Jenkins in his speech "Women make up only 4 percent of the study leaders, but they make up 44 percent of the directors in competition at Sundance and 60 percent of the directors nominated for this award." He continued: "If only 30 percent of us agree with Regina that in the next 18 months to produce or fund a movie directed by a woman, 4 percent may be 8 percent or 10 percent or 16 percent. " Barry Jenkins accepts pri…

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In the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Regina King says her commitment to gender equality has attracted a lot of support, while Ethan Hawke says honoring critics means a lot. (Jan 8)

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SANTA MONICA, California – Barry Jenkins is all about working with more women in Hollywood.

Jenkins won great at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he won the award for best director and best feature for “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The director used his approval number on Saturday to pay attention to Time’s Up “4 Percent Challenge.”

He called on “Beale Street” star Regina King’s speech at the Golden Globes where she said, “I make a promise … to make sure that everything I produce is 50% women, and I just challenge anyone out there standing in power position … I challenge you to challenge yourself and … do the same. “

” You know, Regina was at the Golden Globes and she said something that was very wise and very true, ” Jenkins in his speech “Women make up only 4 percent of the study leaders, but they make up 44 percent of the directors in competition at Sundance and 60 percent of the directors nominated for this award.”

He continued: “If only 30 percent of us agree with Regina that in the next 18 months to produce or fund a movie directed by a woman, 4 percent may be 8 percent or 10 percent or 16 percent. “

Barry Jenkins accepts pri set for best director of “If Beale Street Could Talk” at the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP)

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