I think this woman should be part of the Jem and the Holograms movie. She has directing and producing experience including her short films. She even has experience with motion capture. I don’t think she would able to co-direct with Jon Chu, which is too bad because Melissa seem to have a great personality. I think out of all the Jem auditions Melissa had the best one. She truly understands the character and doesn’t just like Jem because of the fashion. Melissa likes Jem because the show was about being true to yourself. The reason why I’m doing this is because of the controversy of not having a lot of female staff working on the film. The crew working on the movie also doesn’t have many people of color either (there’s only two Jon M. Chu and another Asian woman). While I don’t think this would work, I encourage people to share this on Facebook, reblogged on Tumblr, and tweet on Twitter to spread the word demanding more diversity to work on this movie. There’s also a petition to get Christy Marx to be part of the Jem movie because she wasn’t invited on the project even though she created the stories for the show. The petition has 13 signatures, but it needs 1,000. If you want to participate, the links are below.
BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Beach. Glauber ROCHA directing a filmscene with Danuza WAINER, a Brazilian actress. Rocha was one of the founders of the Brazilian “Cinema novo”, nouvelle vague; the film: “Terra en transe”, Land in transition. 1966.
Once again, a language of tears and mute suffering is understood through paternalism. Latin hunger is not, then, just an alarming symptom: it is the very nerve of its own society. Here lies the tragic originality of Cinema Novo for the world cinema: our originality is our hunger, and our greatest woe is that, because it is felt, this hunger is not understood.