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.
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.
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!
Here’s a recap of my recent adventure to Idyllwild via PR LOG.
I was recently invited by Mogul to give their readership an insight on what life is like being an indie filmmaker in Los Angeles. It was such an honor to share some of the highlights of my experiences.
After several weeks of campaigning, the petition by San Antonio Film Festival to The Board of Governors for the Academy Awards to honor Marcia Nasatir closed with 455 signatures. Thank you to everyone who took the time to sign this important petition.
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.