You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Women’s Global Docu-Series from Lauren Zalaznick Debuts on Refinery29

Refinery29, a digital-media player focused on a millennial-female audience, is launching original series “A Woman’s Place: The Frontlines of Feminism,” executive produced by former NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick.

The eight-part docu-series profiles leaders and activists who are leading female-empowerment efforts in communities around the world, including the Philippines, Ecuador, Senegal, Brazil, Turkey, Egypt, Sweden and the U.S. “A Woman’s Place” was created with Kassidy Brown and Allison Rapson, co-founders of female-centric media firm We Are the XX. The series debuted Tuesday with subsequent episodes to be released weekly.

“I was inspired by Allison and Kassidy’s unwavering mission to champion women around the world, and I’m proud to help amplify the creators’ voice and those of the women profiled in ‘A Woman’s Place,’” Zalaznick said.

Zalaznick departed NBCU two years ago, after building Bravo into a leading cable net catering to a female audience with heavy diet of reality TV. She serves as a strategic adviser to Refinery29 and joined the board of Shazam Entertainment last year.

The first episode of “A Woman’s Place,” directed by Shannon Gibson, explores the evolving transgender culture war in the Philippines and follows Maki, a transgender woman who is fighting for her community to receive legal recognition and healthcare, among other basic rights.

New York-based Refinery29, which has more than 25 million unique monthly visitors for its fashion, beauty and lifestyle content, has stepped up its focus on video in the past year. Other original series include “Style Out There” and “Tehran Unveiled.”

More Digital

  • Avi Saxena - Discovery

    Discovery Hires Amazon's Avi Saxena as CTO of Direct-to-Consumer Unit, Will Open Seattle Office

    Discovery hired Avi Saxena, former VP of technology for Amazon Marketplace, as chief technology officer of direct-to-consumer. Saxena reports to the guy who was his boss at Amazon: Peter Faricy, who was appointed CEO of Discovery’s Global Direct-to-Consumer division in August 2018 and who headed up the Amazon Marketplace third-party seller business. In the newly created [...]

  • Spaces Terminatro VR Experience Goes Live

    Comcast-Backed Spaces Launches San Jose Location With 'Terminator' VR Experience

    Comcast-backed virtual reality startup Spaces is getting ready to open its second California location in San Jose next month: The company has teamed up with Cinemark to open a new VR center at the Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose on February 8. The new Cinemark Spaces center will open with “Fight for [...]

  • Sean Hannity Reveals Broadband Plans for

    Sean Hannity Reveals His Plans for Fox News Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sean Hannity sometimes tells younger colleagues at Fox News Channel that he is “the bridge between two generations of Fox” because he has been part of its primetime lineup since 1996. Now he may serve a similar purpose for a third. Fox News will next week bring Hannity to the world of video-streaming, launching “Hannity [...]

  • Crackle - To Win it All

    Sony Crackle Nabs 'Rainbow Six Siege' Esports Documentary Streaming Rights

    Sony Crackle has secured exclusive streaming rights to Ubisoft’s esports documentary “To Win it All: The Road to The Six Invitational,” following three pro players of “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” shooter as they head to the title’s biggest tournament of the year. The free streaming network is slated to bow the documentary Friday, Jan. [...]

  • Hulu With Live TV Full Channel

    Hulu Hikes Price of Live-TV Bundle to $45 Monthly, Drops VOD Plan With Ads to $6

    Hulu wants to drive more customers to its ad-supported streaming package — lowering the official price from $7.99 to $5.99 per month — while it’s trying to turn a profit on the live-TV bundle with a price hike. Starting next month, Hulu With Live TV will increase by $5 per month, rising from $39.99 to [...]

  • patreon logo

    Patreon Now Has Over 3 Million Patrons, Expects to Pay $500M to Creators in 2019

    Membership services platform Patreon now has more than 3 million patrons who pay to support any of its over 100,000 creators every month, the company announced Wednesday. It’s also on track to pay more than $0.5 billion to creators this year. Patreon’s business is growing at a healthy rate. Payouts have been nearly doubling year-over-year [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content