Title

Lights, Camera, Representation

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

15-5-2019

End Date

15-5-2019

Abstract

Women have been involved in film since its inception. In the past, half of all screenwriters were women. Now, women comprise only 10% of all produced screenwriters. In all sectors of filmmaking, women are vastly underrepresented. Past literature details the causes and implications of this problem yet doesn’t address how to change it. Many authors point to film schools as part of the solution, but don’t actually speak with student and professor filmmakers. This documentary asks students and professors to think about the issue of gender inequality in their profession, their experiences in film school pertaining to the subject, and their future aspirations for gender equality in such an important medium.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson

Department/Program

Film Studies

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May 15th, 3:30 PM May 15th, 5:00 PM

Lights, Camera, Representation

Ellensburg

Women have been involved in film since its inception. In the past, half of all screenwriters were women. Now, women comprise only 10% of all produced screenwriters. In all sectors of filmmaking, women are vastly underrepresented. Past literature details the causes and implications of this problem yet doesn’t address how to change it. Many authors point to film schools as part of the solution, but don’t actually speak with student and professor filmmakers. This documentary asks students and professors to think about the issue of gender inequality in their profession, their experiences in film school pertaining to the subject, and their future aspirations for gender equality in such an important medium.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/88