I think this platform does a lot of really wonderful things in connecting people across the industry, and I’m grateful to be a member of this community. I think it’s imperative to be leaders, and for all of us to not only ally with voices that have historically had fewer opportunities, but that we actively seek out those voices to lift them up. In a year where women have once again been shut out completely by the Oscar nominations for directing, only one woman has been nominated in both original screenplay, and best adapted screenplay, I think it’s a shame that this community is holding a contest with an all-male panel of judges. I truly appreciate all that happens here at Stage 32, and I think we can, and should, hold ourselves, and this entire community at large, to a higher standard. If not us, then who? It has to start somewhere, so why not be the leaders the industry needs?