We’re thrilled and still in shock that Annie Waits was awarded as the winner of the First Time Female Filmmaker award at the 10th anniversary of Women and Hollywood.

This year’s Trailblazers were director Gurinder Chadha (“Viceroy’s House,” “Bend it Like Beckham”), producers Alison Owen (“Harlots,” “Suffragette”) and Elizabeth Karlsen (“Carol,” “Made in Dagenham”), Robert Fox Ltd Theatre producer Zelda Perkins, BFI London Film Fest director Clare Stewart, and Bechdel Test Fest’s Corrina Antrobus and Simran Hans.

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry. The site was founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein.

On a daily basis, Women and Hollywood sets the standard, defines the conversation, fuels coverage, and reinforces messages throughout the specialised and mainstream media to call for gender parity.

Women and Hollywood blogs in a unique proactive style to engage filmgoers and filmmakers with news and information highlighting women filmmakers and agitates for increased opportunities for women.

In 2015, Women and Hollywood had a global reach of 1.2 million unique users and over 2.3 million page views.

What an honour, we couldn’t be prouder of our director, Marnie!

Read the Screen Daily article here.

Watch the Annie Waits trailer here.

Annie Waits on IMDb