Kerry Washington and Joey King at the Chanel Tribeca Festival Women’s Luncheon

New York’s Greenwich Hotel was abuzz Friday afternoon as women from all corners of Hollywood gathered to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker mentorship program.

Luncheon guests including Jenny Slate, Katie Holmes, Rachel Weisz, Selma Blair and Golden ageLouisa Jacobson’s — were dressed to impress in head-to-toe Chanel, with signature tweed jackets on display in addition to quilted handbags and other accessories. The French luxury fashion brand partnered with Tribeca Film nearly a decade ago to launch Through Her Lens, which supports the work of female and non-binary independent filmmakers. Renowned directors, including AV Rockwell (One thousand and one) came from the mentoring program.

AV Rockwell, wearing Chanel, at the Chanel Tribeca Festival Women’s Luncheon to celebrate Through Her Lens.

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Kerry Washington, who serves on the advisory board of Through Her Lens, said The Hollywood Reporter“I’m really proud to work for an initiative that aims to protect and amplify women’s voices. Stories have such power to change culture and reflect the importance of women.

Known for playing Olivia Pope, the White House fixer, for seven seasons of ScandalWashington said the role “has changed [her] life.” She recently caught the attention of fans with a TikTok video including photos of her and her on-screen lover Tony Goldwyn, referencing the “black woman effect”.

“I like that people still care about [the characters’ love story, dubbed] “Olitz” and I care about the show, but one of the things I hope is that people understand more and more that each of us has the ability to be the Olivia Popes of our lives,” Washington said “We view her as a fixer. We view her as someone who can transform power, but the reality is that each of us has the ability to do that. It was really our support for people registering to vote.

We were the lucky ones star Joey King also spoke with THR on the carpet, saying of the Through Her Lens initiative: “I always think it’s really beautiful when companies don’t just say they support women filmmakers and non-binary filmmakers, but they show it really, and that’s why I I think today is so special. I’m excited to be a part of something that helps elevate minority voices.

Martin Scorsese’s daughter, Francesca Scorsese, was also present at the event. The budding filmmaker is a juror at this year’s Tribeca Festival. While her TikToks featuring her father have gone viral, her recent short film A fish out of water is inspired by his personal experience of his mother’s Parkinson’s diagnosis. After screening at Tribeca last year, it’s…

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