“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.
"Last week, I looked at producers’ careers and this week I am going to use the same data to look at how the picture differs between male and female film producers. This research harnesses my dataset of every feature film released between 1949 and 2018 inclusive. This includes 631,365 producer credits across 274,991 films and 269,385 individual producers." - Stephen Follows
It's surprising that more people, especially salespeople, haven't yet figured out that women account for 85 percent of all purchases and drive 70-80 percent of all consumer spending. - Entrepreneur
"Last week, I looked at the average number of films a director is likely to make in their career, and also how many directors work on the average film. Today I am taking into account the gender of directors and looking at how the experiences of male and female directors differ." - Stephen Follows
"Last week, horror super-producer Jason Blum got himself in hot water after a comment he made during an interview with Polygon. Blum said “There are not a lot of female directors period and even less who are inclined to do horror”." - Stephen Follows
SWAN partnered with Suissimage to host the first Suissimage Female Filmmaker Award that went to Ursula Meier and Carmen Jacquier.
"Almost exactly two years ago, Alexis Kreager and I published a big report into the gender inequality faced by film directors working in the UK film industry. Soon after it was published, we were approached by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) about studying the plight of screenwriters, both in the film and television industries. This led to the WGGB (along with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society – ALCS) supporting us in carrying out a deep data dive into the experiences of UK writers." - Stephen Follows