After a screening of the new GHOSTBUSTERS film at YouTube Space LA, director Paul Feig, Dr. Stacy Smith, and Google Science Fair winner Olivia Hallisey sat down with the Space's Brent Coble to discuss science and storytelling!
Ahead of International Women’s Day, YouTube is championing the diverse community of women on the platform through a global production program across the YouTube Spaces that empowers women both in front of and behind the camera
Over the last few months, creators have filmed on sets constructed specifically for this initiative at Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, Sao Paulo, and Berlin, producing over 50 videos that spotlight women’s perspectives. As part of the program, which also included events and workshops, six established YouTube creators, including Anna Akana (US), Alexys Fleming (US), Julia Veiga Faria (Brazil), Em Ford (UK), Nilam Farooq (Germany) and Kuma Miki (Japan) were appointed as Creative Directors with the goal of mentoring creators who also participated in the global video shoots.
This inaugural women-led YouTube Space Program features productions from Michelle Phan, GloZell, Ali Brustofski, Flavia Calina, Olhos de Nuvens, Ochikeron, mirellativegal and more across a wide array of topics and genres, ranging from women in the workforce, health, science, engineering to music, comedy, and scripted content.
This fall, YouTube Space LA and Robert Kirkman, Creator of THE WALKING DEAD and his company Skybound Entertainment, hosted an exclusive scriptwriting workshop for YouTube creators to write a Halloween short film based on the prompt “What happened here?”
Each creator then shot the script to their short film on this year's Halloween set at YouTube Space LA. Check out the full playlist of short films, if you dare!