The Alice Initiative was launched in 2016 by a group of female film executives and producers to highlight promising up-and-coming female directors who are ready to helm their first studio film. The Alice Initiative is named after French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache, who is widely considered the first female director. She was a pioneer in the field and helmed more than 1,000 films during her career in the early 1900s.
In addition to the women highlighted on the Alice Initiative List, they also provide a curated list of women currently working in TV and Film they would consider working with. This list is constantly evolving. Names are added as the women of the initiative discover new talent. The Alice Initiative tries to not only shine a spotlight on new (or new to them) talent, but on the female directors we think should be working more.