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MAKE IT Podcast | LGBTQ Representation in Film And Media W/Alex Schmider



Hello, Indie Film Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker and Activist Alex Schmider. We talk about the impact of his Netflix film ‘Disclosure’ and Hulu film ‘Changing the Game,’ his work with GLAAD, Hollywood’s mythicizing of LGBTQ people, how he funded his films, and how to create a more equitable film set. Enjoy!

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Jennica Schwartzman, Managing Partner at Purpose Pictures Productions, Co-Founder of Little Sister Entertainment, and a member of The Producers Guild of America, SAG/AFTRA, and Moms-In-Film LA, loves tackling a project from idea to distribution as a multi-hyphenate actress-writer-producer. Jennica has been published in the Producers Guild Magazine "Produced By," Legacy Arts Magazine, Paragon Road, Bustle, and she is a guest writer for the acclaimed entertainment industry websites,, Artemis Motion Pictures' #WomenKickAss Forum, and She has been invited to speak on film festival panels and is a workshop teacher for The International Family Film Festival's Road Scholars intergenerational filmmaking camp. Jennica has produced ten feature film releases. Jennica and her husband /producing partner /writing partner Ryan have two kiddos and reside in Hollywood.

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