I just keep giving you homework, don't I.
Two things to read:
1) over at the NY Times, there's a feature in their opinion section called 'room for debate' - several opinion columns on the same topic from different writers. A recent topic in this section is 'How Can Women Gain Influence in Hollywood?' It's focused on writing/directing/producing and has lots of great thoughts and perspectives.
A couple of points I like:
I don't believe men maliciously choose men over women in employment
decisions, but there is a certain laziness that has set in from habit.
Why cast a female soldier when we are used to casting a male one? Why
create a marketing campaign for girls when we already know how to market
When Hollywood’s business side finally and consistently matches women's
storytelling prowess with a recognition of and commitment to the
evolving communities that engage around their story worlds, women will
rise everywhere as a result.
The entire thing is here.
2) The super fantastic Alicia Coombes has an article up on a new online magazine called Art Animal, a magazine focused on women's art. Her article is about the Bay Area's gender parity company Symmetry Theatre, and also has a few quotes from yours truly about the Counting Actors project. Take a look here!