I believe there is a wonderful opportunity for Australia to become a leader in supporting and encouraging female practitioners in all screen industries. Already a number of successful female directors, writers and producers are working in television and have strong track records but in our quest for gender parity more needs to be done to ensure the statistics improve across all sectors, especially that of feature film. This can only be achieved with a number of initiatives
If there's been an overarching theme in film and TV commentary in 2015, it's been about women: how they are paid less and receive fewer opportunities than their male counterparts, and how they make up precious little of the "behind the scenes" roles in Hollywood and other major film industries. From #AskHerMore and Patricia Arquette's stirring Oscars speech to Jessica P. Ogilvie's searing LA Weekly expose "How Hollywood Keeps Out Women" and the American Civil Liberties Union'
The Australian screen industry is an incredibly complex ecosystem and is largely shaped by the management of risk and opportunity, capital and cultural policy, audience taste and the flow of really good ideas.
Even with top-billing actor Kate Winslet on board, it was a struggle to get funding to make The Dressmaker. The leaders and decision makers in this landscape – the exhibitors, distributors, sales agents, investors, producers, directors and writers – are overwhelmingly
Having more female directors and producers work on films has a direct and positive correlation to the number of women hired for behind-the-scenes jobs, according to a new study to be released Tuesday. Data crunched by researchers at the researchers at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University found that on films with female directors, women accounted for slightly more than half of the films’ writers. On films with male directors, b