Melissa Silverstein (@melsil), writer, activist, and leading expert in gender parity in Hollywood (founder of www.womenandfilm.com and the Athena Film Festival talks with us about the facts of gender inequality in entertainment and how the disparity impacts our lives more than we think! After, T&A chat with eachother about how we, as women, grapple with erasing a history of silencing women in the public sphere.
Are people aware that there is a lack of opportunity for women in film? (03:00)
How many women are really working on the Top 250 grossing films? (03.25)
Are the stats any different for TV? (03:55)
84% of first-time TV directors are men and that affects a woman’s future in film? (04:35)
Women don’t get the opportunities to direct $100m movies (06:32)
We all live in a world where an unconscious bias affects us (08.28)
There is an assumption that animated movies and action movies such as Superman are geared towards males and therefore even the characters and extras are overwhelmingly male (09:00)
When women fail at something, they just fail out of the industry. When men fail, they get another chance (11:18)
People are hungry and desperate to see things that reflect themselves (13:25)
Women are kept out of high-budgets because their competence is not trusted (14:15)
Relevant Links & FULL Show Notes HERE: http://www.tatalksex.com/melissa-silverstein-women-in-hollywood-gender-parity-ep-61/
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