Queen Latifah and her production company Flavor Unit joined Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Studios to create the Queen Collective, a program designed to create racial equality behind the camera. Through this program, four films directed by women of color were selected to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Samantha Knowles is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Her New York Times Op-Doc, "The Blue Line," premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She directed the award-winning film "Why Do You Have Black Dolls?" and produced "Dirty Money" and "Why We Hate."
Nadine Natour was the associate producer of the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning "RBG." She shot, field-produced and edited "American Veteran" and co-edited "The Sturgeon Queens," and is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School.
Ugonna Okpalaoka is an Emmy-nominated television producer who has directed, field-produced and written interviews and features from around the world for nearly a decade. She was awarded the best general feature of 2019 by the NYABJ.
B.Monét is a writer and director who holds an M.F.A. from NYU. She was named the 2017 Horizon Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival for her short film "Q.U.E.E.N." In 2019, she became the first Black woman to direct a Cadillac commercial.
Haley Elizabeth Anderson is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist from Houston whose work has premiered at Sundance and the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and appeared on Hulu. She holds a graduate degree from NYU's film program.