Over the past two years, the Chloe Wine Collection\u2014developed by acclaimed winemaker Georgetta Dane\u2014has spearheaded efforts to celebrate female directors. At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, it showcased \u201cProjection,\u201d a short film about the impact of female filmmakers. This year, the company is teaming up with Women in Film and actress/producer Kate Bosworth for the She Directed contest.\r\n\r\n\u201cWinemakers and filmmakers alike are passionate craftspeople working in industries that are challenged by gender disparity,\u201d says Dane. Teaming up with Women in Film, an organization that supports the careers of women in film, TV and digital media, helps Chloe Wine Collection further their mission to support the careers of women in two of California\u2019s main industries.\r\n\r\nThe She Directed contest, which began accepting submissions on February 20, 2019, is open to short films or feature film excerpts with a female protagonist and made by female filmmakers. In addition to adding her star power, Bosworth will be among the final jury.\r\n\r\nWine Enthusiast sat down with Bosworth to discuss She Directed and her love of wine.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHow did you get involved with Chloe Wines and its Women in Film program?\r\n\r\nAs an actress and a producer, I\u2019ve seen firsthand how important it is to advocate for the careers of women in film. When I learned Chloe Wine Collection and Women In Film were teaming up for this program I was really excited to get involved and help encourage women behind the camera to take part. She Directed brings together so many of my favorite things\u2014cinema, strong women, and great wine.\r\n\r\nNow that you\u2019ve spent a little time around the wine world, do you see parallels between women\u2019s role in it and in film? What can professionals in the two industries learn from each other?\r\n\r\nI definitely see parallels between the two industries. Filmmakers and winemakers are both creators that have a ton of passion for their craft. As with many industries right now, women are speaking up more and more about their experiences in growing their careers and advocating for other women in a major way.\r\n\r\nIn film and wine, there are amazing, talented women that are breaking ground for others who are just starting out. I think it\u2019s really important to have female role models and mentors, no matter the industry.\r\n\r\nHave you always been a wine lover? What drew you in?\r\n\r\nThe first incredible bottle I ever tasted was a 1980 Margaux. That moment was when I realized the power of a truly magnificent bottle of wine. It still stays with me as a powerful memory. That\u2019s what I love most about sharing a great bottle, the friendships [that] enjoy it, the stories told and the laughter (and sometimes tears) shared.\r\n\r\nWhat\u2019s your ideal dinner and bottle on a night in?\r\n\r\nThere is a particular sausage rag\u00f9 that takes many hours to make, that I\u2019ve become a known for within my family. It\u2019s now our Christmas Eve tradition. The depth of flavor is incredible. There\u2019s nothing yummier than a bowl of pasta smothered in this rag\u00f9 with a great bottle of red wine.\r\n\r\nAnd is there a specific wine, cocktail or other beverage you pick up to celebrate when a movie wraps?\r\n\r\nA whiskey with my husband!\r\n\r\nThe submissions for She Directed are open until July 7, 2019.