1091 Pictures has acquired the digital worldwide rights to “A Woman’s Work: The NFL Cheerleader Problem,” a documentary that highlights the pay gaps and poisonous workplaces confronted by cheerleaders within the NFL.
The movie directed and produced by Yu Gu and written and produced by Elizabeth Ai premiered at Tribeca in 2019, and 1091 will make “A Woman’s Work” obtainable for buy on January 26 and for rental on February 2, 2021.
“A Woman’s Work” follows two former NFL cheerleaders, one for the (then) Oakland Raiders and one other for the Buffalo Bills, as they struggle for truthful compensation after they acquired lower than minimal wage for his or her work. One of the cheerleaders, Lacy, is seen as she’s struggling beneath mounting debt after paying out of pocket for magnificence and transportation as a way to fulfill her dream job of working with the NFL.
We see her rent an all-female employment regulation agency and sue the Oakland Raiders for wage theft in a class-action lawsuit, in addition to encourage 4 different ladies throughout the nation to face up and file comparable lawsuits. In the method, they reveal a tradition of poisonous masculinity and the ingrained devaluation of ladies’s labor in society, and “A Woman’s Work” goals to have a good time the eagerness, dedication and labor of NFL cheerleaders, whereas calling for consciousness and unity.
The producers on “A Woman’s Work: The NFL Cheerleader Problem” are Sally Jo Fifer, supervising producer Michael Ehrenzweig, consulting producer Monika Navarro and co-producer Jin Yoo-Kim.
The deal was negotiated by Emma Manfredi, Manager of Film Distribution, 1091 Pictures.
“It’s an honor for us to work with this film and help shine a light on an issue many people aren’t aware of,” Emma Manfredi, 1091 Pictures, mentioned in a staetment.
“This film couldn’t be more timely in 2021 with Vice president-elect Kamala Harris shattering racial and gender barriers for women in the workplace,” director Yu Gu mentioned in a press release. “However, we have yet to level the playing field. I hope this film can help inspire viewers, especially women, to recognize their value, to challenge harmful systems and to support each other along the way.”
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