By Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new film wrapped up filming in its Philadelphia locations this week, and for the first time since 1986, it focuses on the exploits of a woman working on Wall Street.
Actress Alysia Reiner, best known for her role as “Fig” on Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black,” calls her new film “Equity” the first female driven Wall Street movie ever made.
“It’s also the first post-2008 Wall Street movie, and the first movie about Wall Street and an IPO going public. We’ve never seen the social media world in that way.”
Riener created Broad Street Productions, along with Haverford native Sarah Megan Thomas, last year to produce films like “Equity,” with strong female roles both in front and behind the camera.
“All we’ve really seen since “Working Girl” in 1986 is secretaries, wives, hookers, mistresses and the token woman in the background, and we wanted to make a movie where it was really about a woman.”
The film is produced by women (Reiner and Thomas), directed by a woman (Meera Menon), written by a woman (Amy Fox), and will feature a female lead (Anna Gunn).
“Jenji Kohan and Shonda Rimes inspired me to start this company because on TV they have broken that glass ceiling, but in film we still need some help.”
The film was shot in various locations around the city like The Palomar Hotel, The Pyramid Club, and the new co-working space, Pipeline.
“Equity” is expected to be released in the fall of 2016.