Research #5: Lexi Alexander’s fight for Females Working in the Entertainment Industry

For my fifth and final piece of research, I analyzed a public blog post regarding the lack of female directors in the entertainment industry, written by Academy Award nominated director Lexi Alexander. Alexander begins the piece by joking that if you are on a platform of social media, you either are funny or get real. … More Research #5: Lexi Alexander’s fight for Females Working in the Entertainment Industry

Research #4: SDSU’s Shocking Statistics on the Employment of Women in Hollywood

For my fourth piece of research, I analyzed the research study, “Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2016”,  sponsored by San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television in Film. The reports details statistics of women’s employment on the top grossing films in 2016, … More Research #4: SDSU’s Shocking Statistics on the Employment of Women in Hollywood

Research #3: Feds Investigate Discrimination Against Female Directors

This week for my third piece of research I analyzed the article “Feds investigate lack of female directors in Hollywood” by the reputable news source, CBS. Andrea Park, author of the article, as well as an entertainment producer at CBS News, reports that in late 2015, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission interviewed dozens of … More Research #3: Feds Investigate Discrimination Against Female Directors

Research #2: Renee Davidson on the Success of Film Studios

For my second source of research, I assessed the report, “The High Cost of Hollywood’s Gender Bias”, published by the non-profit organization American Association of University Women. In this article, Renee Davidson, the digital communications manager for AAUW’s online content, focuses on how and why women are pigeonholed in the entertainment industry. Hollywood is seen … More Research #2: Renee Davidson on the Success of Film Studios

Research #1: Maureen Dowd on Female Underrepresentation in Hollywood

My first piece of research is an editorial article titled, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out” written by Maureen Dowd from the New York Times. In the article, Dowd interviews many successful women who work as directors, producers, and writers in the entertainment industry, as well as some men. Dowd explores why there is a lack … More Research #1: Maureen Dowd on Female Underrepresentation in Hollywood