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How did Ryan Murphy's bold vision for inclusivity in HOLLYWOOD spring to life? Writer-director Janet Mock and director Jessica Yu take you deep inside the conception of the Netflix limited series, from identifying with characters as they took shape on the page to forging the visual identity and symbolism of the show. This video is courtesy of the Alliance of Women Directors. Moderated by Rachel Goldberg.

Alliance of Women Directors was founded in 1997 by alumnae of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women as a community of peers to share information and support one another’s career advancement. more...
Writer / Director / Producer
Janet Mock is a writer, director and executive producer for the FX series POSE and the Netflix limited series HOLLYWOOD. She's also a producer and director of the Netflix comedy, THE POLITICIAN. She's written two bestselling memoirs, REDEFINING REALNESS (2014) and SURPASSING CERTAINTY (2017) about her journey as a trans woman. more...
Director / Producer
Jessica Yu is a director and producer, known for FOSSE/VERDON (2019), BILLIONS (2016) and MARIA BAMFORD: OLD BABY (2017). She stumbled upon film production when looking for a job allowing flexible hours so she could continue competing in fencing. Yu graduated from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.A. in English. more...

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