Refinery29 has tapped Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish), Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws) and more for season two of Shatterbox Anthology, which will consist of eight wide-ranging short-form films. The series provides emerging and established female filmmakers the support and opportunity to realize their visions and reach new audiences across multiple platforms.

“We first launched Shatterbox Anthology to push the film industry forward, and not only amplify female voices, but show the world what was possible,” said Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer of Refinery29. “We applaud TNT for seeing the value of these storytellers, and we’re looking forward to creating ongoing opportunities for future talent, as well as bringing this necessary content to an even broader audience across television and digital platforms.”

“Increasing the ranks of women both behind and in front of the camera has been a top priority of mine since starting at TNT,” added Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “We have hired over 400 women above and below the line across all of our new series and pilots thus far. The ‘Shatterbox Anthology’ series has helped to further this initiative by providing us the opportunity to identify the next crop of female filmmakers, both for our network and the industry as a whole.”

Gabourey Sidibe participated in the first season of the Refinery29 initiative.  The first season garnered more than 15 million views.

Congrats to everyone involved in this amazing initiative!

 

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