The film is built from first-person, intimate accounts of women who experienced this time of change and confronted the dramatic social upheaval in their own lives including movement leaders such as author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and actress, author and activist Marlo Thomas; media moguls like Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric; and political influencers like former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
“By spotlighting some of the most inspirational women in our nation’s history, MAKERS will tell the comprehensive story of how women have advanced in America during the last half-century,” said Paula A. Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “PBS and our member stations are proud to support this celebration and dialogue about the role of women in our society and to provide MAKERS with a nationally televised platform, broad community and grassroots network.”
“Simple facial skincare is thankful to have found a like-minded partner in MAKERS—a project that reflects our celebration of pioneering women and dedication to doing things differently—from how we formulate products to, in this case, how we engage with women,” said Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President, Personal Care for Unilever North America. "Our congratulations to the MAKERS team for bringing this important story to life—and congratulations to each of the amazing women profiled in the film, and the many changemakers who are not.”
Executive Producers are Dyllan McGee, Betsy West and Peter Kunhardt, and Dalton Delan, Executive Producer for WETA. Senior Producer is Barak Goodman, co-founder of Ark Media, an independent documentary film production company located in Brooklyn, New York. The documentary is produced by Kunhardt McGee Productions, Storyville Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media.For more information, visit MAKERS.com, follow @MAKERSwomen on Twitter, visit Facebook.com/MAKERSwomen on Facebook and watch the trailer now. About AOL Inc. AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.