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Content venture Level Forward, founded by Abigail Disney and Adrienne Becker, has partnered Montclair Film to launch Level Forward/Screen Forward (“LF/SF”) , supporting films made by and for diverse communities that have been previously under-represented. The first project in this new partnership is Kitty Green’s new film THE ASSISTANT.
In THE ASSISTANT, Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant — making coffee, ordering lunch, arranging travel accommodations and taking phone messages. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradations against which she decides to take a stand.
Presented in Partnership With
P. Jennifer Dana, Scott Macaulay, James Schamus
Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh, Kristine Froseth