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movieScope Launches Women in Film Issue

movieScope magazine is proud to announce that their March/April 2013 issue is their inaugural Women in Film issue. Published on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2013), the entire 64-page issue is devoted to celebrating the achievements of women across all sectors and territories of the international film and television industries.

All of the contributors to and interviewees in the issue are women and include writers, directors, actors, producers, cinematographers, editors and digital experts. All 32 cover stars are included in the issue; click on the cover image for more details.

Feature highlights include:

Olivia Colman, star of cinema (Tyrannosaur, Hyde Park on Hudson) and television (Peep Show, Green Wing, Broadchurch) sitting down with us for an in-depth career interview:

“Every year, there are women emerging who are very funny, so I don’t know why some idiots still maintain that we can’t be.”

Madeline Di Nonno, of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, examining the relationship between the depiction of women on screen and gender disparity in the industry.

“There are no women [characters] in business, in law, in finance at the upper echelon. There are no entrepreneurs, no investors. But there were men that held these positions. We’re showing our youngest children that women don’t have careers.”

Gale Anne Hurd, legendary Hollywood producer (The Terminator, The Abyss, The Walking Dead), discussing her incredible career in genre filmmaking:

“I did have a production designer [on Aliens] who said, ‘I won’t take orders from a woman. I don’t give orders, but he was still going to be answerable to me. So I stood up, shook his hand and said, ‘Thank you for coming in and I’m sorry you won’t be working on the film’.”

Plus

*Profiles of the female filmmakers bringing change to the Middle East
*How the role of women in Indian cinema goes way beyond Bollywood
*Leading international female film critics discuss the importance of the female gaze

“It’s an absolute fact that women are widely under-represented throughout our industry,” comments movieScope‘s editor Nikki Baughan. “Instead of accusing festivals and awards of sexism, we must acknowledge that such events merely hold a mirror up to the huge gender gap that exists in our field, and work together to change this disparity. In deciding to devote an entire issue to the achievements of some truly inspirational women, we hope that a new generation of young women will see first hand that a successful career in film is something that is entirely within their grasp. We all – film professionals and audience alike – stand to benefit from an industry that’s packed full of diverse voices and opinions.”

This special issue has been supported by the BFI, Women in Film and TV and Birds Eye View.

Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI said: “When I heard movieScope was dedicating a whole issue to women, I was excited by this fantastic opportunity to champion the many prodigiously talented females working through every area of our industry. Only 18 per cent of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors working in 2012 were women. This disparity is puzzling when we have so many brilliant women succeeding both creatively and commercially, may of whom can be seen featured across these pages. I do believe that this is changing for the better, albeit at a maddeningly slow pace, and I’m certain that education will be key to positive changes in the future.”

Kate Kinninmont, CEO of Women in Film and TV said: “We were absolutely delighted to be involved with movieScope’s March/April issue dedicated to the women in our industry. The magazine’s content illustrates the huge progress women have made, while not ignoring the fact that there is still a way to go. The women who are featured are all outstandingly talented and we hope that seeing them in this special edition will inspire a new generation of amazingly successful women in film.” 

Rachel Millward, Birds Eye View founder/director, said: “Wouldn’t it be great if there wasn’t a need for a special focus on women filmmakers? But with fewer than 10 per cent of feature films sdirected by women globally, it’s vital that we highlight the fantastic and diverse female talent ready to fill that gap and celebrate those who are breaking through. Birds Eye View is proud to support this timely edition of movieScope.”

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