"This is a man's world, this is a man's world / But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman"
The gender gap in Hollywood is no secret. Only 27% of producers are women, 13% are writers, and 13% are directors. When you add being a woman of color these numbers dwindle even more, both behind and in front of the camera. We knew we wanted to make our mark in this male dominated industry, but we also knew we were not the type of women to wait around for a hand out from our male peers. After years of working for men we decided to open our own door. We knew it was long time to change these statistics but the only way to do so was to create our own opportunities.
DPP was born because overall, every "picture" in Hollywood is a "dick pic", AKA, men are in the principal positions behind camera, and men often have the smartest and most challenging roles on screen. As women, and women of color we decided we wanted to work together to create opportunities for ourselves and others like us. DPP strives to create meaningful work that either has a woman of color as its lead, and/or fills the principal behind the camera roles such as produce, writer, director, and DP with a woman of color.
Our mission is to create high quality film and tv that everyone loves. Our goal is to give women of color the opportunity to be who we already know we are-strong, creative, driven forces that can rewrite the history of the world.