In an effort to increase the profile of the series, Glamour has signed some notable female names to direct, among them Jennifer Aniston and Bryce Dallas Howard; Robin Wright Penn and Jamie-Lynn Sigler will star in two of the films, and both will appear for free. Aniston in particular is excited about the opportunity, and the fact that so many women are involved. Though not "a bleeding-heart anything," she wants us all to know that she thinks more women should be directing. Because, she says, "I think I like women. I support women." Good to know, Jen. Thanks for sharing.
Profits from the films, such as they are, will be donated in part to FilmAid International, "a nonprofit group that introduces women in underdeveloped countries to film."
[Edited 8/2 to correct the names; thanks, Stu.]