July 25, 2008

Why I Do What I Do

This is a comment from Barbara regarding a posting last week on Prejudice and Discrimination Against Women Artists:

A few years ago I was in a pitch meeting with a male development exec, pitching my latest woman centered project, and at the end of the pitch he said to me, "Barbara, when are you going to realize that films about men are just more interesting than films about women?"

When I started film school, the head of the department told the entire class of new students that the women would never finish their films. We women in the class were the only ones that did finish our films.
Let's hear some more stories. The only way we can make change is to peel back the curtain and let people know what's happening. Thanks Barbara.