Jessica Chastain Helps Launch Nonprofit Promoting Empowerment of Women in Film Industry

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Jessica Chastain, in conjunction with Queen Latifah, Frieda Pinto, and more, have launched a nonprofit designed to empower women in the film industry.

"We Do It Together" is served by an advisory board comprised of Juliette Binoche, Ziyi Zhang, and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke--in addition to Jessica Chastain and Queen Latifa. The organization aims to financially support and produce films, documentaries, and TV shows designed to empower women.

In October, Jessica Chastain spoke with Variety about gender discrimination in Hollywood.

"There's no excuse," she said at the time

"There's not reason why [an actress such as Jennifer Lawrence] should be doing a film with other actors and get paid less than her male co-stars," Chastain added. "It’s completely unfair. It's not right. It's been happening for years and years. I think it's brave to about it. I think everyone should talk about it."

It certainly sounds like Queen Latifah, Jessica Chastain, and many other women are done talking about this issue. They've stepped up to the plate to do something about it.

It will certainly be interesting to see the good" We Do It Together" fosters with regard to empowering women in Hollywood.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.