Magazine article Variety

Erika Olde

Magazine article Variety

Erika Olde

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'We Try to Always Get the Best People for the Job.'

CANADIAN PRODUCER ERIKA Olde, founder of Black Bicycle Entertainment, is taking Jessica Chastain-starrer "Woman Walks Ahead" to the Toronto Intl. Film Festival - her first-ever entry in the fest. Olde founded Black Bicycle because she felt women comprise a majority of cinemagoers, yet had few films on screen catered to them. "Woman Walks Ahead" stars Chastain as Catherine Weldon, a 19th century artist who becomes Sitting Bull's confidante after traveling to paint his portrait and becoming embroiled in the Lakota tribe's fight for the rights to their land. Directed by Susanna White, the film premiered Sunday at Roy Thomson Hall. erin nyren

How did you become involved with the film?

I read the script after it was submitted to me through CAA. I'm very happy that Edward [Zwick, the producer] and Susanna were very welcoming of me and wanted me to become involved in the project as well. Edward, Susanna and Jessica were all attached to the project before I was involved.

How do you feel about gender parity in Hollywood? …

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