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Hollywood’s Gender Imbalance

Hollywood’s Gender Imbalance

Long before the topic of the lack of female directors in Hollywood became the flavor-of-the-year issue, Tara Johnson-Medinger was on the front lines fighting against the status quo. Johnson-Medinger has been a pioneer in the support of women in filmmaking for the past...
Aging Out

Aging Out

Aging Out: Hollywood’s Problem With Women Over 40 My friend Jenica Bergere is on the cusp. Jenica is pregnant with her second child, and at six months in, she laughs because she looks as if she’s at nine months and ready to pop. At 39, she’s glowing...
Turning Up the Heat on Ageism in Hollywood

Turning Up the Heat on Ageism in Hollywood

In countless other buddy cop and action movies, men well into their 40s and even 50s have sex with a plethora of gorgeous 20-somethings and there’s never any reference to their age. The rules are simply different for men than they are for women. I went to...
Short Films By Women Directors

Short Films By Women Directors

I love short films. I love watching them almost as much as I love making them. A well-done short film is satisfying to watch and doesn’t require a huge time commitment. Also, because there is usually no financial upside to making short films, the business is...
Breaking the Chain

Breaking the Chain

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”― Madeleine Albright 2006 Fresh from completing my latest short film, I felt inspired! Good things were happening: My mission was strong (to make films by, for and about women over...