13 September 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Any woman who has worked in the industry is familiar with the harsh realities of struggling to find paid work and retaining a certain momentum to keep their careers afloat. Statistics are one thing, but the reality is, Hollywood is full of innovative female creators in all aspects of the industry — and each and every one of them have a unique approach to embracing an industry that is both chaotic and comfortable, rewarding and devastating, or inspiring and discouraging. Here’s the story of L.A.-based filmmaker Sophia Kiapos, whose first short, “Olivia, Martha, Ilsa,” premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. »

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