Supporting creative work by women
International News: Broadly. profiles Roma women (pictured above) who star in classical theater productions in Seville, Spain.
New Study: The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter picked up on a film director gender representation study by the USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative. The Guardian highlights Disney’s abysmal hiring practices of black directors over the 10 years included in the study. The studio hired zero black directors during that period. The Hollywood Reporter reports that 80% of women directors only made one film over the decade. In other words, one and done. Read the full results of the study HERE.
Good News from Cincinnati: Rick Pender of CityBeat looks at the upcoming theater productions written by and directed by women. The number is rising.
Tune In: Crystal R. Emery‘s documentary Black Women in Medicine will air February 8th at 6pm on public television (WORLD Channel), reported by BlackMattersUs. (You may recall that Emery was mentioned in WBW’s December 2016 interview with Naomi McDougall-Jones.)
News from San Francisco: Mercury News profiles Stephanie Weisman who founded San Francisco’s Marsh Theater, and “Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, presents Syria Mon Amour: Food, Home, and Healing, this year’s edition of What Do the Women Say?, its annual celebration of International Women’s Day” per BroadwayWorld.com.
ICYMI: IndyStar’s interview with a ‘difficult woman” aka celebrated author and feminist Roxane Gay is a must read. Some of Gay’s top fans submitted questions for her to answer.
Opportunity: Want to learn how to code? Model Karlie Kloss has launched Kode with Klossy, camp and career scholarships for women who want to learn computer coding. Get the details HERE.