WGA Diversity Report Says Women Screenwriters Lose Even More Jobs

The WGA diversity report, released on April 15, delivered this rather devastating news about women screenwriters in Hollywood. While women and other minorities are doing a bit better on television, on film things are only getting worse: Women Screenwriters Lose Ground in Film In...
Posted On 21 Apr 2014

Statsgasm Hard Truth: Women, Aging and Oscar Stats

By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives Club: “There are only...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014
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NY Times Debate: How Can Women Gain Influence in Hollywood?

Women and Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein, someone I consider to be a growing voice in the film community, has co-curated a panel for the New York Times on women and their influence in Hollywood.  Or rather, their non-existent influence in Hollywood. It’s a must-read...
Posted On 15 Aug 2012

Eat, Pray, Love and a Few Conditions of My Own

Thanks to chongweikk.com for forwarding the link to this Eat, Pray, Love video to an Eddie Vedder song. And Jennybee forwarded me this interesting (bitchmagazine.org, best URL ever) but, I think, off base article on the film (or perhaps, the book). The author makes many very good...
Posted On 10 Aug 2010

Bret Easton Ellis Opens Big Mouth

Bret Easton Ellis, ’80s literary icon, had this to say about why “women can’t direct.” ¬†Good thing that private school education didn’t go to waste. What would that be? “We’re watching, and we’re aroused by looking, whereas I...
Posted On 24 May 2010