The latest Celluloid Ceiling report continues to show the dismally low number of women in key positions in Hollywood: women made up 11 percent of the writers of the top 250 grossing films of 2015, a figure which hasn’t moved much since 1998. Hard to imagine, then, that almost a century ago, as Cari Beauchamp tells us, “Almost half of […]
Women Transforming Media: Melissa Silverstein from The MY HERO Project on Vimeo. My cameraman and I are in New York, searching at the last minute for a space to film our interview with Melissa Silverstein, the Brooklyn-born-and-raised, Barbara Streisand-idolizing, feminist firebrand who founded the Indiewire blog, Women and Hollywood. Our original shooting location has fallen […]
Framed photos line the sill of the big picture window in Abigail Disney’s office, tinted according to their decade. We’re setting up in the Daphne Foundation, the family foundation she established with husband Pierre Hauser to fight poverty in New York City. It is also the headquarters of her production company, Fork Films, which is […]
Excerpts from upcoming interviews with Melissa Silverstein, Alyse Nelson and Christine Choy.
Kathy Eldon rushes in, ruffling her fingers fretfully through her signature red hair. She makes her way to the director’s chair, shooing everyone away and laughing: “Get out of here! This is my show!” Creative Visions Foundation There’s a peaceful lull over the Creative Visions Foundation, which is perched above an American Apparel along the […]