Women face unique professional challenges
in Hollywood. There’s plenty to lament about. But that misses
the point and the opportunity. There continue to be enormous and
unprecedented prospects for women in Hollywood.
Sherry Lansing. Amy Pascal. Nora Ephron.
Laura Ziskin. These are merely a few of the women in Hollywood celebrated for being among the most powerful and influential in the business.
The baby boom (and the silent generation
just before) may have triumphed beyond anyone’s expectations,
even their own. There are woman studio chiefs, heads of production,
and high-powered producers, in addition to the emerging power of
talented writers and directors. Cable and Television are woman-rich.
Oscar broadcasts have been dedicated to women; reporters all over
the world cover women in Hollywood.
And that’s just the beginning.
You may soon join the burgeoning ranks of
successful women in Hollywood. Nevertheless, the path to success
is fraught with pitfalls and hard lessons. We offer a few insights
that may help women navigate their path.
November 10, 1950-March 7, 2005
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
The Fisher King (1991)
A recipe for success
How to get taken seriously
Learn to win
Learn to hold a poker face
Flirting as a job skill
The state of affairs
Ten commandments for chix in flix
Next Gen Femmes