Prime Video has released a new session of ‘Maitri: Female First Collective’. The collective is a platform for women to come together and discuss their experiences in the field of media.
The collective is an endeavor to help build a community for women from media and entertainment where they can come together to discuss their experiences, challenges and successes and offer their perspective and advice on how to bring about a positive shift in the field.
The show is graced by nine eminent women professionals from Indian entertainment industry including producers, directors, creators, talent and corporate leaders. The latest session features discussions on making the industry more inclusive for women by creating more opportunities, recognising contribution and building a safer work environment.
Smriti Kiran, the creator and curator of Maitri has moderated the show. The Participants include Aparna Purohit (Head of India Originals, Prime Video), Indhu V S (writer and director), Ratheena Plathottathil (writer, director and producer), Elahe Hiptoola (creator and producer), Parvathy Thiruvothu (actor and director), Rima Kallingal (actor, producer and performing artist, Shreya Dev Dube (filmmaker and cinematographer) and Neha Parti Matiyani (cinematographer).
Sharing personal stories and experiences, the participants reviewed the progress made so far and challenges faced by women professionals in the industry.