Ever since this year’s Oscar season and #OscarsSoWhite, I can’t shake my nagging observation about the current state of the film and television industry: that TV, the item once relegated as “furniture” on my high school drama teacher’s T-shirt, is now the forerunner of the two mediums. Lately, the studios are content to churn out […]Read More Diversity in TV: Is the Small Screen Better?
This is the second article in a series on diversity in filmmaking. See the first article here. I know, I know. The stats are bleak. According to a December study published in The Guardian, only 6.4% of Hollywood movies were directed by women in 2013 and 2014. The numbers get worse for ethnic minority females, who directed […]Read More Top 5- Upcoming Female-Directed Movies 2016
This is the first article in a series about diversity in filmmaking. For the second article, Top 5 Upcoming Female-Directed Movies, please click here. Note: This article was amended on 1/24/15. A sixth movie was added. By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is making some […]Read More Top 5- Upcoming Black Movies 2016
The Oscar nominations are out, and it looks like a good year for lady stories. Both films I reviewed last week, Carol and Brooklyn, have received noms for best adapted screenplay, along with Emma Donoghue’s film version of her novel Room. I haven’t written about Room yet, mostly because I’m still in therapy from reading […]Read More How To Win An Oscar (For Lady Writing)