Women represent only 8 percent of writers, 10 percent of directors, 2 percent of cinematographers, 24 percent of producers, and 14 percent of editors, according to Women and Hollywood. Peer-to-peer camera gear rental platform KitSplit is looking to change that by announcing a partnership with current KitSplit members who volunteer their time to mentor women in film.
KitSplit has had its sight set on helping women in film for some time, but this marks the first time the company has been able to directly help women through mentorship. While 75 percent of "executives say mentoring has been critical to their career development" (according to Forbes), the opportunity for women in the filmmaking industry is less than adequate, as the numbers of women in the industry look bleak.
Starting with 15 female coaches (a number KitSplit hopes to grow over time), KitSplit is now accepting applications to be mentored by some of the film industry's finest female directors, cinematographers, writers, businesswomen, and more. If you're a woman and looking for mentorship and to get further into the world of film, now is a great opportunity to do so.
Have you had a mentor before? What did you gain from it? And what kind of advice or support would you look for in a new mentorship?