Hollywood’s Problem Starts in High School

The success of Wonder Woman and the live action Beauty and the Beast has generated a great deal of discussion about women in cinema and woman-centric narrative.  A Variety article pointed out, though, that despite record box office, women, “made up only 7 percent of all directors working on the 250 highest-grossing domestic releases in 2016. That represented a decline of two percentage points from the year before.”  Without getting too heady or too political, I need to point out that women’s narratological problems start off long before a screenplay gets optioned by the studios and directors are hired.  It starts in high school, with the ways we are taught narrative structure.

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Inside the Minds of Working Moms

If you are a working mother and need a pick-me-up, check out this week’s episode of What Women Want Talk Radio.  Judy Goss and I had guests Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother and Linda Albright, founder of Women’s Wealth Revolution, on to discuss working motherhood in the US.

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This conversation was lively, honest and layered.  The issues around being a working mother in the US are enormous, but Judy and our guests really had an interesting perspectives.  Listen all the way through and get access to a FREE webinar to help women achieve their goals and aspirations with Linda Albright.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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San Antonio Film Festival honors Hollywood Glass Ceiling-Breaker Marcia Nasatir; Petitions Oscars Board of Governors

San Antonio Film Festival honors Hollywood Glass Ceiling-Breaker Marcia Nasatir; Petitions Oscars Board of Governors

 

Marcia Nasatir, Hollywood glass ceiling-breaker, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival.

The 22nd Annual San Antonio Film Festival put women in film front and center this year.  The festival gave its Lifetime Achievement Award to Marcia Nasatir, San Antonio native.  Marcia achieved success as a producer and as the first woman to serve as vice-president of production at a major Hollywood studio, United Artists.

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