Yesterday, Bloomberg published a great article 'Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Film Financing?' by Lauren Sandler. Sandler discusses the dismal statistics, the research out of Sundance and talks to women directors about the general catering of the industry towards men. Jill Soloway, who won the director's prize at Sundance this year, feels that the system won't change until so-called women's films are supported by ticket sales. Soloway rather hilariously yet sadly describes the current state of the movie industry.
Currently, if the [moviegoing] experience doesn’t make a man feel necessary, then there’s the feeling it’s going to be a boner kill at the box office.
Alongside the article, they also published a great infographic with the statistics which we've posted below. Props to Bloomberg and Lauren Sandler for this piece. Make sure to check it out.
Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Film Financing (Bloomberg)