February 21, 2020
Naomi McDougall Jones, award-winning actress, writer, producer and women-in-film activist, sparks an important conversation about equity in the film industry with her first book, The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood, published by Beacon Press.
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Follow Naomi and support her work:
- Naomi’s TED Talk: What it’s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood
- BITE ME on Amazon Prime
- Imagine I’m Beautiful on Amazon
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning writer, actress, producer, and women-in-film activist based in New York City. Her second feature film, BITE ME, which she wrote and also starred in opposite Christian Coulson, Annie Golden, and Naomi Grossman premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival, followed by a 3 month, 51 screening, 40 city Joyful Vampire Tour of America that took the country by storm. Naomi’s first feature film, which she also wrote, produced, and starred in, was the 12-time award-winning Imagine I’m Beautiful. The film received a theatrical release and is now available on Amazon Prime. She is currently at work on her third feature film, a magical realism piece about a 7-month pregnant woman’s unexpected interaction with the brilliant, eccentric, and deceased inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr., and for which she received the honor of being the first artist in residence at the final home of Ernest Hemingway in Sun Valley, Idaho. Naomi is an advocate and thought leader for bringing gender parity to cinema. She gave a virally sensational TEDTalk, What it’s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood, which has now been viewed over 1 million times and can be seen on TED.com. Naomi’s first book, The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood, published by Beacon Press, just released this month.
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