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A BRIGHTER LENS is a podcast, hosted by Jennifer Zahlit and Larkin Bell, that aims to spotlight women, trans, and non-binary folx in film at different stages in their careers through thoughtful discussion. By holding a space for underrepresented creators to share their knowledge, experience, and creative inspiration, we hope to make the process of filmmaking more accessible and cultivate a community dedicated to collaboration and support in the film industry.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. YVONNE HUFF LEE, Actress and Producer

    This week, we’re discussing the streamlined “French Hours” shooting schedule Marielle Heller used on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which made it feasible for cast and crew to see their children while in production. Then, we interview actress and producer Yvonne Huff Lee, who is Co-CEO of Lagralane Group. ...


  2. GERSHA PHILLIPS, Costume Designer

    This week, we're discussing the Hollywood assistants' revolt and #PayUpHollywood and the implications this has for the rest of the industry. Then, we interview costume designer Gersha Phillips. Gersha is a costume designer who has designed for more than 30 films and numerous TV series. She currently designs for CBS’s ...


  3. FREE THE WORK x A FEMALE LENS Presents: Minhal Baig

    This week is our second installment of our collaborative series in partnership with Free the Work, which is a curated talent-discovery service of underrepresented creators. Free the Work is a non-profit founded by Alma Ha’rel, whom we recently interviewed. Check out their new platform at freethework.com For our second episode of ...


  4. SHERRI CHUNG, Composer

    On this week's episode, we discuss The Academy's recent announcement that their "Best Foreign Language Film" award is now titled the "Best International Feature Film" award, and the controversy surrounding the disqualification of the entry films from Nigeria and Austria. Then, we interview film and television composer Sherri Chung. Sherri ...


  5. ALISON KELLY, Cinematographer

    On this week's episode we discuss recent controversy over the censorship of same-sex love scenes in Olivia Wilde's film "Booksmart" for in-flight entertainment. Then, we interview cinematographer Alison Kelly. Alison is the cinematographer behind the ABC drama Grand Hotel, which is executive produced by and stars Eva Longoria. Alison has ...