The founders of Pretty Scary recently announced the formation of the first Organization for Women in Horror.
“We want to create a place where women working in horror films feel that they have a support group,” says Organization co-founder and editor of Pretty Scary’s website Heidi Martinuzzi. “Getting a real job in the entertainment business period is tough. Any association that specifically reaches out to women in horror can only help give them a better chance of succeeding.”
“If we can help by networking these women,” agrees Organization and website co-founder Amy Lynn Best, “and making them realize that there are other women out there who might be having the same problems and then, hopefully, giving them a way to overcome these problems, then we’ve done what we’ve set out to do!”
Membership in the Organization, which costs a mere $15.00 per year, will be open to males and females, but its goal is to promote female job and networking opportunities in the horror entertainment business.
In conjunction with the Organization, Heidi has started work on a side project of keeping an up-to-date listing of upcoming horror films directed by women and preserving horror film trailers, clips, interviews, and press kits by female horror film directors, most of which is scattered and in danger of disappearing from the Internet.
For more information on the Organization, click here.
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