Saturday, January 13, 2018

Manly Hollywood

The Brutal Math of Gender Inequality in Hollywood.  (The Atlantic, 1/11/2018)
Lady Bird won the award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, but its writer and director Greta Gerwig was curiously not nominated for Best Director. That category’s five nominees were all male. In fact, only one woman has ever won a Golden Globe for directing: Barbra Streisand, in 1984, for Yentl. At the time, Gerwig was six months old, and her film’s lead actress had not yet been born. Hollywood remains an industry where women are more likely to be celebrated for speaking out in front of a camera than for holding one.
Related reading:
Purge of Kevin Spacey Gives ‘All the Money in the World’ a Pay Problem.  (The New York Times, 1/10/2018)
The film’s female star, Michelle Williams, was paid a per diem of $80, a bit above the union minimum, for 10 days of added work. Her male counterpart, Mark Wahlberg, received the same per diem — plus $1.5 million.

This just in.
Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time’s Up After Outcry Over Pay.  (The New York Times, 1/13/2018)

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