With gender equality and pay equity in Hollywood exploding in a newly urgent way during the #MeToo era and in the wake of the Sony hack, new feature documentary This Changes Everything dives deep into the topic. Its own production and financing back story also offers a novel business model for issue-oriented projects.
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Donahue said the film, whose title is meant as a comment on the 2016 election of Donald Trump, gained momentum as it was developed as the climate started to change. It capitalized on a succession of milestones and public comments about the need for change, including Frances McDormand’s “inclusion rider”Oscar speech.