Queen Latifah has teamed up with actresses Jessica Chastain and Juliette Binoche, and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke to launch a production company called We Do It Together (WDIT), which will focus on producing films and TV programming by and about women.
The non-profit company is planning to develop a number of “inspiring” films that they hope will help ensure future opportunities for known and emerging women voices within the industry.
The company’s first film will be announced in May at the Cannes International Film Festival.
WDIT will raise capital from grants, governments, corporate sponsors and individual donations to invest in the production of films. The proceeds will be reinvested in the company to create a self-sustaining organisation to invest in additional films.
The organisation is scheduled to participate at the United Nations’ Third Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit on February 29.