Kitty Green’s THE ASSISTANT Forms Partnership With the New York Women’s Foundation Ahead of Its Telluride Premiere
NEW YORK, NY–The filmmakers, producers, and financiers behind Kitty Green’s THE ASSISTANT announced the film’s partnership with The New York Women’s Foundation, which will see 10% of their profits from the film set aside to support The Foundation’s grantmaking to women-led, community-based organizations that promote the economic security, safety, and health of women and families in New York City, where the film was made.
THE ASSISTANT follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant’s – making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
THE ASSISTANT was made with the support of a notable group of independent producers and financiers, including Jen Dana, Ross Jacobson, and Mark Roberts’ 3311 Productions (IN A WORLD..., TABLE 19, BRIGSBY BEAR), John Howard’s JJ HoMEward Productions, longtime independent film champions Cinereach (SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE FLORIDA PROJECT), Level Forward (TOPSIDE, Broadway’s WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME), whose Adrienne Becker and Angie Wang facilitated the NYWF partnership as part of the Company’s Impact Model, Scott Macaulay’s Forensic Films (A WOMAN, A PART, SAVING FACE), and James Schamus’ Symbolic Exchange (ADAM, INDIGNATION, A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN.)
“I am thrilled to partner with The New York Women’s Foundation on this film. The Foundation uplifts the voices of women who all too often go unheard,” said Kitty Green.
“Kitty Green has done a masterful job of depicting what so many women experience in all types of workplaces all across the world. The Foundation knows from its 32 years of investing in the economic opportunity, health and safety of women that these issues are inextricably linked. Kitty’s film makes an important contribution to the continuing conversations that need to be had, and by contributing to The Foundation she is helping to advance change directly,” said Ana L. Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation.
Written, directed and produced by Kitty Green, THE ASSISTANT is produced by Scott Macaulay, James Schamus, P. Jennifer Dana, and Ross Jacobson. It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019.