Katherine Monk wrote a great article on “testosterone-filled” Hollywood and the so called “Celluloid Ceiling” that keeps women out of the television and movie industries. She collected all the depressing statistics (thank you!) and what I found most interesting was the layers and layers of men and male-based organisations that held women back. This includes male directors, male movie-reviewers, male actors, male movie-distributors and of course male audiences. So even if you are the most brilliant and amazing woman (such as Kathryn Bigelow) just one of these male-centric barriers can hold you back. Where do we possibly begin? Women’s Film Festivals of course! [Source: Vancouver Sun, 15 February 2013]
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