Gender

Study Shows Film Criticism Is a Male-Dominated Field
Study Shows Film Criticism Is a Male-Dominated Field
Particularly avid film fans are likely well-aware that the industry is a male-dominated one in which women — both behind of and in front of the scenes — are outnumbered and thus outranked by men. But as Meryl Streep pointed out last year, the problem extends beyond Hollywood proper and into film journalism, where a new study supports the idea that the industry as a whole is unfairly skewed — the implication being that if the majority of film critics are male and promoting predominantly male-driven narratives, then Hollywood has no reason to make a change.
National Film Board of Canada Devotes 50% of Budget to Female-Directed Projects
National Film Board of Canada Devotes 50% of Budget to Female-Directed Projects
America’s eternally more-chill neighbor to the north has just implemented heartening new measures to ensure gender parity on a wide scale. The National Film Board of Canada has released a new report detailing plans that moving forward, 50% of all production funds will be allocated to films directed by women...