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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. NENA ERB, Editor

    This week, we discuss Geena Davis, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and their new tool "GD-IQ: Spellcheck for Bias." Then, we interview Nena Erb, ACE, an Emmy-winning editor based in Los Angeles. Nena has been the editor on productions for HBO, Universal, CBS, ABC, and others. In ...


  2. AMEY RENÉ, Casting Director

    This week we're discussing the Big Little Lies S2 director debacle, and the writer pay disparity on the Crazy Rich Asians sequel. Then, we interview Amey René, an Artios Award nominated Casting Director. Many of her films have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals. She ...


  3. CHRISTINA CHOE, Writer/Director

    We are back for Season 2! We have an exciting slate of interviews this season and we're so thrilled to announce our new associate producer, Elise Welch! To start the season off, we're talking about the number of top films directed by women (so far) in 2019, which has already ...


  4. FREE THE WORK x A FEMALE LENS Presents: Liza Mandelup

    This week, we’re introducing our new monthly collaborative series in partnership with FREE THE WORK, a 501c3 non-profit founded by Alma Ha’rel (whom we recently interviewed). This revolutionary talent discovery platform connects women and underrepresented creators to those who hire in film, television, advertising, and media. Check out the launch ...


  5. Summer Movie Roundup with Beandrea July

    We're thrilled to have film critic Beandrea July back on the podcast to discuss her take what a "summer movie" is, how it's changed over the years, and what's on her summer 2019 box office radar! ...