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Have You Considered Working With Women? Asks Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson and Time's Up challenge Sundance Film Festival to work with women directors.

The actress challenged everyone at Sundance to work with at least one female director over the next 18 months.

Tessa Thompson has a wild proposition for everyone in Hollywood who doesn't make an effort to work with women: Try working with women!

The Men in Black: International star made the suggestion on behalf of Time's Up, the organization started by women in Hollywood to combat workplace sexual harassment and assault in their industry and others, at a Sundance Film Festival event over the weekend. Her challenge: Everyone who hears her message should work with at least one female director over the next year and a half.

"Because only 4 percent of the top 100 studio films over the last decade have been directed by women, Times Up is initiating a challenge -- the 4 percent challenge -- and I intend to take it," said Thompson, per Essence. "I commit to working with a female director in the next 18 months."

Many big names have already agreed to take on "the 4 percent challenge," including Pose producer Janet Mock, Get Out director Jordan Peele, Do the Right Thing legend Rosie Perez, and Empire star Jussie Smollett.

Thompson, who is hosting an event at Sundance Monday afternoon called "In the Intersection: Results from an Experiment in Collective Action," added that her efforts to diversify the film industry won't stop here.

"I also committed to doubling the number of women and POC journalists covering the films I have coming out this year. (One in April and in June)," she said in a later tweet.

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