The Paris-based European Producers Club (EPC) has launched a gender equality charter for its members aimed at encouraging equal pay, opportunity and representation for women behind and in front of the camera.
The Interface Political Studies is conducting a qualitative study on the behalf of the Federal Office of Culture on equality between women and men in Swiss filmmaking.
Following RTS TV anchor Darius Rochebin's scandal in september 2020, a feminist collective has launched an Instagram account so that women and men employed in the Swiss Television and Radio who have been victims of sexism, harassment or sexual assault can testify anonymously.
"Last week, I shared research I have conducted into the number of short films made over the past two decades. I focused on live-action shorts which had played at least once at any film festival." Stephen Follows
In this guest column, Honey Boy filmmaker Alma Har’el, whose December tweet about Golden Globes nominations went viral, addresses the lack of women in Best Director races — and suggests an unorthodox solution. - EW
"In the most recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, they covered the efforts being made to increase the representation of women in below-the-line roles. As part of this coverage, I was asked to crunch the data on the number of women working in specific film departments." - Stephen Follows
“Honey Boy” director Alma Har’el has an idea for how to revamp the Golden Globes voting selection process. Her proposal, to create gendered categories as a way to reach parity, comes after the news that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association failed to nominate a single female director or screenwriter for a Golden Globe. - Variety
"Things are really bad for women filmmakers at the 76th Venice International Film Festival with its poor record on female representation. Of the 21 films in competition, only two are directed by women. The appointment of the female Argentinian director, Lucrecia Martel, as jury president is a step in the right direction but she cannot solve the issue alone – especially when some of her views on female-only quotas appear to be ignored by the men in charge." The Conversation
Women Drive Majority of Consumer Purchasing and It's Time to Meet Their NeedsWomen spend more time than men each day making purchasing decisions for their families. Why don't more businesses, large and small, think of women first when creating new products and services? - Inc.