What female Hollywood producers have in common

My post on Reese Witherspoon’s production company Pacific Standard (from “Wild” and “Gone Girl”) has a feminist backbone to it and it’s surprisingly my most viewed and commented so far, which goes to show people wan’t to know more and discuss this important subject. My classmate Giada Palma wrote a post on female producers in Hollywood, that I’m reblogging below, where she takes the time to showcase the work that some great women are doing in Hollywood and also some upsetting stats on gender representation in the industry. Be sure to also check her blog for more great content.

What are your thoughts on gender representation in our industry?



This post derives from my recent encounter with an article about the adaptation of The Seven Five, the Tiller Russell-directed and Eli Holzman-produced documentary about one of the most corrupt police forces in 1980s New York.

Sony Pictures just brought on board John Lesher and Megan Ellison as producers. And I started wondering,

who are the most influential female producers in Hollywood? Where do they come from and what do they have in common?

1)     Megan Ellison is always a controversial example for me, as it’s pretty easy to become a producer when you’re the only daughter of a multi billionaire, who gives you $200M as a 25th birthday present. You can be the smartest script digger on earth, a talented and strong willed executor, a charming comrade, but at the end of the day, I’ll never think of you as a model for my career path. A lot…

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