Portraits of TCM's Women Trailblazers interviews photographed on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by John Nowak/TCM

On Advice for New Moviemakers

Watch as many old movies as possible.

On the Importance of Film School

Film school isn’t just a trade school, you learn things you’re not going to learn in the pamphlet to the Hi-8 camera or your DV camera—you learn things like how to create meaning with cutting or writing.

On Increasing the Visibility of Women Moviemakers

Going out to see movies made by women will help us all!

On the State of Exhibition

The last two movies have been really tough out in the theatrical marketplace; it’s just a really tough time. MM