Reese Witherspoon wants to inspire young filmmakers

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed she is working to "support new female voices in film"

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is working to "support new female voices in film".

The 39-year-old actress founded the film company Pacific Standard with her partner Bruna Papandre in 2012 and has revealed that one of her business' ambitions is to break down long-standing barriers for women within the industry.

Explaining how the production company works, Reese shared: "She handles things I absolutely could not handle; she's incredibly logistical and strategic.

"She knows how to put together budgets and location scouts and a lot of developmental work. I do a lot of the creative and dreaming for the company. And I'm looking at new technologies and creating opportunities for the company.

"We both read very quickly and passionately. We care about finding new writers and new voices and helping support new female voices in film."

Reese also called on other film companies to be more proactive in encouraging young women to pursue a career in the movie business.

The 'Wild' actress told The Hollywood Reporter: "It starts at a really young age. I wish more people were bringing girls in who are 19 and 20 for internships on sets and at production companies.

"It's such a bubble, and it's really hard to get your foot in the door, particularly if you're not from the same socioeconomic background.

"If we educate young gals and give them the opportunity to see what a wonderful business it is, we could, ultimately, guarantee their success."

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