Rosario Dawson is makin’ it work!
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist will be taking part in the Women In Film Los Angeles’s star-studded Make It Work! benefit variety show, which will air n the CW on Wednesday, August 26.
In addition to Dawson, the co-host of a historical podcast dedicated to the women’s suffrage movement, the lineup features several influential women in the film and television, including Alison Brie, Beanie Feldstein, Alfre Woodard, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Gillies, Kathryn Hahn and Cheryl Hines.
During its one-hour slot, the Make It Work! show will feature musical and comedy acts, celebrity testimonials and insightful conversations regarding industry women returning to work.
Make It Work!, which will be WIF’s first televised benefit, is part of the organization’s Hire Her Back campaign, which seeks to provide grants to women in Hollywood whose livelihoods have been jeopardized by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Hire Her Back initiative and fund also urges big entertainment entities to diversify their staffs as Hollywood inches its way to re-opening after the COVID-19 shutdown.
Directed by Hannah Levy and Adriana Robles, Make It Work! will be executive-produced by Stephanie Allain, Amy Baer, Monica Levinson. The benefit show, produced in association with ShivHans Pictures, is written by Wendy Button, Simbi Hall and Mishy Turner.
The televised benefit will air on the CW on Wednesday, August 26 starting at 8:00 pm ET. The show will also be available on the network’s digital platforms, CWTV.com and the CW App.