Terry’s Picks: Vanessa Williams, ‘Thelma & Louise’ & Diversity in UK Films

Looking forward to watching: Oprah’s Master Class: Vanessa Williams, directed by NYWIFT board member Annetta Marion. Premieres this Sunday, July 13, 10 pm on OWN TV.

Glad to see: that Thelma & Louise was included in THR’s top 100 films of all time, one of only a handful of female-centric films on the list. No films directed by women made it.

Encouraged by: new diversity guidelines adopted by the British Film Institute for projects seeking funding from the BFI Film Fund, which will ensure diversity across gender, race, class, sexual orientation and disabilitiy. The guidelines use a “three-ticks” approach to qualify productions.

Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday (usually!) for her picks.