If you look only at the categories for acting, women come in for an equal share of the Oscars, and are often held in higher esteem than the men. But peeking behind the velvet curtains, the scene shifts.
A real person has conflicting feelings all the time and contradicts themselves by accident (as much as we hate to admit it), and it's okay because we're all human. We don't know what we want or how we feel. Or we do. Both is fine. But characters everywhere need to do the same to come alive.
According to the Directors Guild of America (DGA), women directed only 14 percent of TV episodes last year. Of the 200 shows the DGA analyzed, 38 didn't hire a single woman.
"We understand any movie about lesbian hookers to be universal, whether or not you've actually seen one," says director Madeleine Olnek. She's temp...
Earlier this year, I heard about the Bechdel test. It wasn't long before I started thinking about the shows my kids watch and wondering how they would perform on a modified version of it.
Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?
It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.
There are many things that are unique to women and remain the core of our strength. The female instinct can be very spot-on; the female way of doing business might bring more humanity and motivation into the work place.
As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?
Typically, in movies, women in their 40s and up are someone's mom or somebody's wife in the background. Factor that in with committing the unthinkable sin of aging, and you have the perfect formula for actresses' aging out of a very fickle and youth-obsessed business.
My heart skipped a beat when I heard the reknowned film director Deborah Kampmeier was in production for a movie based on the Sumerian Goddess Inanna.
As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.
Maybe the reason I'm wanting to channel my inner Donna Summer is that I've been on a week-long marathon of Orange Is the New Black. It's so thrilling to watch women chew up the scenery and be funny and crazy and silly and insane and wild and tough and every freaking shade a woman can be.
The fact that "The To Do List" features a female protagonist who is defined by her individual humanity -- her awkwardness, her sense of humor, her friendships, her motivations, her academic accomplishments and yes, her sexuality -- is actually quite a feat.
This past weekend, something pretty amazing -- and very telling -- happened in the film industry. The much anticipated "Lone Ranger" tanked at the box office, joining "After Earth" and "White House Down" as the third mega-budget bomb of the summer. Meanwhile, "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, has already earned double its $43 million dollar budget in just ten days.
He looked at me and said I should be producing films he said, not working as someone's assistant. I was shocked. It had never crossed my mind that I was good enough to take the helm of something. I had been programmed from childhood to take a back seat to all men.