Published: August 14, 2012
Obituaries for Nora Ephron in June celebrated her achievements as a female screenwriter and film director in Hollywood, a kind of success that is still rare.
For the top 250 domestic films of 2011, only 18 percent of behind-the-camera positions, including producer and director, were held by women. Hollywood is still mostly men making movies for men.Manohla Dargis recently said that one problem was Hollywood’s lack of faith in movies for women, “which paints women as fickle instead of reliable repeat customers.’’
How can more women achieve positions of power in Hollywood? Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood helped curate this forum featuring, among other experts, WIF President, Cathy Schulman, and WIF Foundation Chair, Susan Cartsonis.
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