Round Table with Dr. Stacy L. Smith

THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN CINEMA
AND THEIR REFLECTION IN THE MEDIA

with

Michael Barker, Sony Pictures Classics
Kirstin Benson, Getty Images
Jacqueline Coley, Rotten Tomatoes
Anita Gou, Film Producer
Moderated by Claudia Eller, Variety

 

Claudia Eller, the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Variety, then chaired a round table discussion about women’s representation in cinema and the way that is reflected in the media. For the first time, the scope of a Women In Motion Talk was significantly extended to include the entertainment ecosystem that supports the cinema industry: the critics, photography, and all the key roles within a movie studio. Stacy L. Smith, a researcher and professor at USC Annenberg, and the creator of the Inclusion Rider, was joined by Michael Barker, co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, Jacqueline Coley, a critic with Rotten Tomatoes, Kirstin Benson from Getty Images and Anita Gou, a producer. Stacy L. Smith began the discussion by describing the progress made in the film industry – and the battles that still need to be fought. “For the first time, this year 40% of films were led or co-led by females, driving the action. We have not seen this before in the 12 years that we have been investigating the Top 100 films. That is the good news. When we move to the C-Suite, only 25% of roles are held by women of the major studios. And very few film critics are women – even fewer are women of color - only 4%.”

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