With films like Wonder Woman, Mulan, and Ocean's 8 hitting the big screen, it is easy to believe that we have now entered into a new age of equal representation of both men and women on movie screens. But the truth can not be further than the truth, women are still one of the most underrepresented groups in the film industry.
Did you know that on average, there are 2 male characters for every female character in a film? And when there are female roles, they are often portrayed in overly sexualized stereotypes. The statistics are also just as bad behind the camera. According to Elle Magazine, "20.7% of producers are women, 13.2% are writers, 4.2% are directors, and just 1.7% are composers."
But there is still hope. Join us in this panel discussion to celebrate female screenwriters, actors, agents, and directors who play a major role in striving for equal representation in front of and behind the camera. Come learn about their personal journeys, the challenges they have faced as a woman in the film industry, and how they are actively transforming how our culture views women in film.
This event will be conducted in English.
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Who is this event for?
This event is open to everyone who can benefit from learning more about the challenges that women face in the film industry and/or anyone that is interested in transitioning into a career in film. There are no restrictions on age, gender, or nationality.
This event is brought to you by the Beijing Women's Network. Each month, we bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to empower young and mid-range professionals to build upon their professional skills and networks. If you are not yet a member of the Beijing Women's Network on WeChat, please add WeChat: ledo3454 and ask to be added into the groups.
We are unable to provide fapiaos to attendees and tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Proceeds from Beijing Women's Network events go to support our partner charity, Bethel China, who supports and educates abandoned children who are blind or visually impaired.
Former Director of Productions at Twentieth Century Fox in China
Founder of The Place Studio
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