On August 26, 2020, Women in Film debuted its TV special, “Make It Work!” a virtual variety show benefiting the Women In Film’s foundation, Hire Her Back. Hire Her Back supports the outstanding work of women in the entertainment industry, providing grants and resources to those whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
The CW special featured stars Eva Longoria, Alfre Woodard, Kathryn Hahn, Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda, and Rita Moreno, among many others.
Producing a star-studded television program in the age of Covid-19 is no small feat, so behind the scenes, producers Monica Levinson, Amy Baer, and Stephanie Allain enlisted Evercast to enable virtual production as well as collaborate during post-production.
“We didn’t film anything in a studio. Everything was virtual,” Levinson shared. “We used Evercast for our monitors, for our directors, our video village.” The directors were able to be virtually present as the talent recorded their performances -- and, as Baer explained, “They composed the shot in a real way, as opposed to saying, ‘Hey, can you film yourself and then send it to us?’”