‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees On The Importance Of Giving Women Opportunities In Hollywood

Onstage at the third annual Women In Entertainment Summit, Mudbound and Bessie director Dee Rees admitted she had mostly men to thank for elevating her career. “Ironically, it was mostly men that took me on,” she shared mentioning people like Spike Lee, who helped her on her first feature Pariah, Michael Lombardo and Len Amato at HBO who brought her on the Bessie project, and Cassian Elwes who sent her the script for Mudbound. But despite this fact, Rees is steadfast on…

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