Nerissa Williams Scott of Massachusetts – Producer – WIFVNE Member
What’s the best part about your work?
I am able to give people jobs. I love to see their faces as they work and Love what they do.
What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman?
The largest challenge for me would be breaking through the ceiling as a woman, but especially a woman of color. It has been difficult to secure financing for projects as people don’t want to trust a woman in the lead.
In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry?
I hope more women make more content so that the female gaze is never lost or broken. Our opinion matters!
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”? (Such as going to see women directed movies, or pushing for an inclusion rider)
We should have more platforms that strike our audience outside the box of being in a theater and learn to make moves in the industry with progressive thinking and actions.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Stand firm, Stand your ground, Level up and Trust your gut!
What goals do you have for this year?
I will be producing many different projects. It is the 10th year of my business and so we will be celebrating all year in different ways and down different avenues.
What women in the region (New England) inspire you?
Sarah Nitsch, Georden West, Lois Roach, Sabine Bou-Jaoude
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on?
I am working on a comedy feature. I am producing three festivals this summer(Race Amity Day, BAMS Fest, and TCGT 10th Year Anniversary festival, a play in the fall (Stick Fly) and a pageant for Thanksgiving (Next Big Thing 2019).
How can your fans find you!?
tcgtentertainment.com and tcgtent on facebook