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She’s a bitch

Picture this - I’m in a club (underage) with Malibu & Coke in one hand and the other I wave about as though I’m conducting an orchestra. I’m singing along to Missy Elliot’s catchy song She’s A Bitch.  That beat, the music video – you must have seen it. Everyone…
Founder
9th July 2019
Industry

Staying positive is overrated

There has been, by happy coincidence, a lapse of some four months since the time I submitted my suggested subject matter for this article, Staying Positive, and my writing it. Looking back, I can’t say I was feeling particularly positive at the time. The very fact that I had even suggested…
Founder
5th July 2019
Industry

Removing the Blockers

Last year, I broke off an engagement because I would never have been able to pursue my dreams if I married my ex.  I work in three very challenging industries (film, theatre and photography) all of which require a lot of strength, determination and support. My partner needs to be…
Founder
28th June 2019
Industry

Art as Activism

In 2014, ISIS invaded the Sinjar Mountains, home to the Yazidi community in Kurdish Iraq. They bombed and burned the houses, killed most of the men, and captured the women and girls to be traded as sex slaves in Raqqa. In 2017, artist Hannah Rose Thomas went to Northern Iraq…
Founder
20th June 2019
Industry

What would Elaine Benes do?

Seinfeld is lauded to be the show about nothing, but it is everything to me. A rainy day classic, able to be repeated again and again; a perfect, genre defining sitcom with the mileage to match. It first debuted in 1989, and has been gracing our screens ever since, despite…
Founder
13th June 2019
Industry

Women in Hollywood

I just love the old Hollywood movies! The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, Singing in the Rain, Gone with the Wind. Stars such as Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford exuded a sophistication that was breathtaking and memorable. Hollywood movies made a huge…
Founder
6th June 2019
Industry

Crisis of Confidence

I had been working in the UK factual industry for 15 years and was a producer of a broadcast travel programme. It had always been my dream to direct documentaries. So when I asked my then boss why he didn’t hire females as directors, his answer was, ‘Women make better…
Founder
31st May 2019
Industry

Note to Self

There is a scene in La La Land that sums up my career as a woman in film and TV right now.  Mia has gone back home to Boulder City after one too many rejections and Sebastian has followed her because a real opportunity has come knocking.  One of the…
Founder
26th May 2019
Industry

Finding My Voice

I went to international school in France and I don’t remember being good enough friends with anyone to add them on msn. So when I got to uni in the UK in 2005, I found it hard to communicate with people. I didn’t really follow their cultural references (especially from…
Founder
18th May 2019
Opportunity

Wanna Be Our Friend?

No woman is an island and at MsMono we believe wonderful things can happen when you have wonderful friends. If you are an organisation, company or collective that have the same commitment to rich, complex and nuanced stories with women at the centre, then we want you to be our…
Founder
17th May 2019