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Female stars celebrate change in Hollywood

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:44

During the 'Elle Women in Hollywood' awards actresses speak about a possible new beginning in Hollywood . Sarah Mills reports.

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A night of glamour and female empowerment at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. The annual 'Elle Women in Hollywood' awards saw a host of famous faces out to celebrate female achievement. The women were also celebrating a possible new beginning after allegations made against film producers in Hollywood, it appears that change could be on the horizon. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, LAURA DERN: "I feel mostly moved and incredible gratitude to the women who are willing to be the first person to speak out. I feel empowered that we can actually do something about it and that feels amazing." (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRODUCER AND AMPAS BOARD MEMBER, KATHLEEN KENNEDY: "Well I think that we're all going to have to work together to create some standards of compliance and I think that's something a lot of people are starting to talk about right now." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, MARGOT ROBBIE: ""There's obviously been a really sad side to it this week, a particularly tragic side but there's also been an inspiring time too seeing all the women band together - not just women, honestly, men banding together not just women, honestly, men banding together as well." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR, LAKE BELL: "It's just so funny. Someone's like 'Have you ever been assaulted?' and I'm like 'Yeah, obviously. It's obvious'. It just really was the way it worked and I say that in the past tense with great optimism."

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Female stars celebrate change in Hollywood

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:44