Check Out Tanji™ for Tribeca—April 2017
Headline-making studies and statistics have been spotlighting the lack of gender representation and mis-representation on screen. By being women-centric, Tanji mobilizes audience purchasing and viewing power towards changing the narratives and impacting screens in ways current studios, investors and distributors understand.
We focus on movies, TV and online content that:
- Significantly features women in acting roles & storytelling
- Is created by, written by, directed by, and/or produced by women
- Populates crew and behind-the-scenes positions with women
We know "women" is not a niche market with one point of view or set of interests. Tanji is proud to be intersectional in locating and connecting you to women-centric media. This means recognizing that not every woman is white, middle-class, cisgender, or able-bodied. Our mission is to amplify all women's stories—emphasizing indigenous, disabled and women of color—told by women creators.
We also amplify allies of all kinds in order to bring as many women-centric voices to your screens as possible.
Audiences Want More
Women-centric movies, TV & online content exists, but can be hard to locate, frustrating 51% of audiences—women. Women make up the majority of all U.S. moviegoers by race, age and frequency, with ticket purchasing power of more than $5.6 BILLION annually. Women also influence 84% of all media consumed by households, and, within the next decade, will control two-thirds of all consumer spending.
Simply put, there has never been more potential for the purchasing power of women and allies—socially conscious consumers—to influence representation across screens. By channelling our viewing power towards content where we see more of ourselves, we can simultaneously sustain women making content and storytelling.
Now, when news breaks or the issue of gender inequality in the film and television industry hits the zeitgeist as it routinely does, audiences can now respond via Tanji as a call to action with tangible results.
Women Creators & Allies
Women were the first directors and studio owners at the turn of the century. Over time, systematic inequality behind the camera has reached crisis-level. Despite a rich pipeline of female filmmakers—from half of all film school grads, to thousands of qualified female directors—major barriers exist within the studio system rooted in gender bias and discrimination. TODAY, the EEOC has determined major studios failed to hire women directors and is negotiating a settlement.
Yet, despite obstacles, box-office returns and ratings on women-centric films, TV and streaming content are at an all time high and have better ROI.
Not only is Tanji an efficient women-centric content aggregator and activator when it counts most for creators—but it promises to be a powerful consumer-driven disruptor amplifying women creators, growing audiences, and playing an important part in growing and sustaining women creators.
Come out when
it counts most
Opening weekends and limited releases for movies in theaters are crucial for filmmakers. Season premieres and streaming debuts matter just as much. In fact, future marketing funding, distribution, and overall return on investment are impacted if we don’t show up at these critical times in mass. Tanji activates YOU to show up out when it counts most, calendar it, and share with your friends socially and have fun!
Tanji provides socially conscious consumers like you a beautifully simple way to locate and connect with women-centric movies opening-weekends and now-playing in theaters. As a ‘feminist Fandango’ and trusted curator, we put YOUR ticket purchasing-power to work for women and allies creating the content. Even better—part of our ticketing convenience fee goes directly to our award-winning producing co-founders at Tangerine Entertainment to fund more content directed by women—making you a ‘citizen producer’.
Watch from Home
We know it’s not easy to always locate current and new women-centric content. With Tanji as a trusted curator, we’ll help you populate some of your favorite streaming queues, build watchlists, and turn you on to some of the newest content online—much of which is free to watch and serves as the most accessible entry-point for women creators who aren’t waiting for permission to tell their stories.
Paul Feig—what an ally looks like
"I've had the honor of collaborating with some of the most talented actors and crew on the planet—so many of whom are women. I've witnessed firsthand what women in my industry face everyday—which is why I'm committed to creating more opportunity for women on screen and behind the camera. We all know that audiences & fans are key to our successes. We need creative ways to keep building audiences & that's why I'm excited to be an adviser for Tanji!"
- Paul Feig