Storyd Group co-founder Deanne Weir is among the speakers for this weekend's Women in Media National conference in Sydney, taking to the stage alongside Made Up Stories producer and principal Bruna Papandrea and former ABC head of scripted Sally Riley for a panel discussion titled Driving Female Narratives.
Concerns about power imbalances and toxic working environments in the film and TV industries long pre-date the emergence of #metoo as a global rallying cry against sexual assault and harassment on set.
The Australian Cinematographers Society’s A Wider Lens report, which examines career pathways into cinematography, and the workplace and recruitment experiences of camera professionals, paints a picture of inequality, discrimination and a lack of diversity. It recommends an "industrial scale" effort to address a toxic work culture, finding many workplace conditions, as well as commonplace bullying, harassment and discrimination, are resulting in significant mental health consequences, to the point of threatening the industry's long-term sustainability and growth.
As part of its ongoing Gender Matters initiative, Screen Australia has launched a new program to see female directors, cinematographers and composers attain 'career-defining' credits.
English actress, television presenter, and comedian Sally Phillips will lead writer/director Renée Webster's debut feature 'How to Please a Woman' when filming on the comedy/drama gets underway in WA this month.
A new report released by the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) shows that there is limited on screen diversity within students' capstone projects at film school, and behind the camera, crew roles are gendered.
Rosie Lourde’s career looks set to accelerate on the back of multiple deals for 'Romance on the Menu', her feature directing debut produced by the Steve Jaggi Company.
While Screen Australia reports that 57 per cent of all key creatives to receive production and development funding last year were women or female-identifying people, new industry-wide data suggests bolstering women's participation more broadly is a slow road.