The two regularly talk openly about what they earn for various projects. Tripplehorn cited "transparency" as a key element for women to achieve prominence and parity in the industry. She noted her longtime close friendship with actor Laura Linney.
But she added her concern that Hollywood's current interest in diversity hiring at all levels may not be sustainable at current levels because of what she called a "pipeline problem," she said. "A single woman with a movie won't be judged as if she has to represent all women on planet Earth," she said.
or whatever. "It's unbelievable," said Bailey, "I’m being told by every single studio please come in, we want a female director and female stories. I don’t care how we get there as long as we respect each other and the men that are a part of the process as well," she said. I'm like 'Great.' " Bailey, whose latest pic is the father-son drama "You Can Choose Your Family,"  noted she has a backlog of projects stalled for years that are getting new looks. "I don’t know if it’s guilt or enough social pressure.
Bailey said she'd noticed over the years that reviews of some her films and films she liked — including "I Do … She was inspired by research indicating that some 78% of film critics in the U.S. Reiner pointed to Bailey's decision to launch the CherryPicksReviews website to give a platform for female film critics. Until I Don't" and "The Zookeeper's Wife" — were received very differently by male and female reviewers. are male.
She and other panelists emphasized the importance of mentoring programs and women in positions of authority making a conscious effort to hire more women. "It takes a while for a (talent) pool to be built up," Gamble said. Gamble noted that it's important to ensure diversity in entry-level assistant jobs because so many of them are the writers, directors, producers and craft and tech artisans of tomorrow.
Reiner said the current wave of female apprenticeship and empowerment initiatives is different than in the past because there are larger networks that women can tap into, and there are more successful and affluent women to help others on the way up. Reiner ("Orange Is the New Black") has launched a female-focused production banner that is behind the comedy "Egg," starring Reiner and Christina Hendricks.
That dynamic was in play when there were far fewer opportunities in film and TV for female creatives, but it is outmoded in today's world. Panelists agreed that women have break out of the mindset of being wary of helping other women to achieve their career ambitions out of concern that they will only create more competition for themselves down the road.
Schwartzman deadpanned: "I only work with weak men."
Bailey was joined by Gamble, actor-producer Alysia Reiner, actor Jeanne Tripplehorn, and documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman. After so many years of hearing "no" to projects revolving around protagonists who are female or persons of color, it's pleasantly surprising to be asked to bring in diverse material director-producer Miranda Bailey said during the "Women Beyond the Words" panel moderated by NPR host Ophira Eisenberg.
On the production of "Egg,' every department head was a woman and 70% of the crew positions were filled by women. "This moment is not about complaining about things. It's about acknowledging things and accepting things and then taking action to change it," Reiner said.
Schwartzman, whose latest doc "Roll Red Roll" revisits the 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, got a laugh at the close of the hourlong session after Bailey noted the condescending nature of some men who go out of their way to insist that they only ever want to work with "strong women."
Gamble, exec producer of Lifetime's "You" and Syfy's "The Magicians," said the good news is that there's less pressure on a handful of female-lead productions to succeed at all costs.
— The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that the appetite for female-led stories could be a "worryingly trendy conversation." That's how showrunner Sera Gamble put during a panel session Saturday at the Nantucket Film Festival that focused on the status of women filmmakers, actors and writers. NANTUCKET, Mass.
"Women have wealth now. Women can invest in other women." "We're all afraid that our pots are so small and we're all fighting over the a little small pot," Schwartzman said.
Share how much you’re making, share how you're dealing with people." "We need to be honest. "That's the only way we’re going to get through to another level," Tripplehorn said.
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