“Who does she think she was?!” Queen Latifah tells Sherri about being the first female rapper to have music inducted into the Library of Congress! Plus – find out the reason Queen says “I wish I WASN’T the first”.
QUEEN COLLECTIVE OVERVIEW
- In 2018, Queen Latifah worked with Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at P&G, to launch a program for female and non-binary film directors of color called the Queen Collective.
- The Queen Collective is a collaboration aimed at increasing gender and racial equality of directors working in both entertainment and advertising…we need to see ourselves not just on screen, but behind the camera as well.
- Now in our fourth year, the Queen Collective is enabling even more Black women and non-binary directors to produce original documentaries and for the first time, a scripted short, sharing their perspective through film.
- With 6 new filmmakers this year we are doubling the number of Queen Collective directors to create even more impact. This year’s creators include IMANI DENNISON, LUCHINA FISHER, CONTESSA GAYLES, IDIL IBRAHIM, VASHNI KORIN, AND JENN SHAW.
- All six films are showing at the Tribeca Film Festival happening right now, before heading down to American Black Film Festival in Miami for another showing
- The films will have their television premiere on BET, BET HER, with the next premiere occurring this Saturday, June 17 at 8pm EST, where the world will get to see a documentary called FOUNDER GIRLS which is an ode to girlhood, following a group of young campers in search of freedom, sisterhood and themselves, at the first historically Black summer camp called Camp Founder Girls