Cathy Schulman, Academy Award-Winning Producer
In this episode, Cathy Schulman opens up about her personal journey, sharing how her own experiences of sexism, harassment, and bullying ignited a deep passion for change. What began as a quest for self-rescue soon transformed into a mission to create a better future for women in the entertainment space. Schulman’s commitment to inclusivity and diverse narratives stems from a profound belief that storytelling holds the key to fostering understanding and bridging divides. Through her involvement in Women in Film and the establishment of her organization, ReFrame, she has emerged as a true champion for gender equality, inspiring others to challenge the status quo and rewrite the narrative, creating a future where every woman’s voice is heard and valued.
Through her work on projects like the Academy Award-winning Crash and her experiences working on projects such as The Illusionist, Five Feet Apart, Bad Moms, The Woman King, Showtime’s The First Lady, and her new film The Idea of You starring Anne Hathaway, Cathy touches on audience research in the filmmaking process and the importance of audience satisfaction.