Female Directors in Hollywood & Impact The film industry today | Frank 5 months ago   14:18

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Film reporter, film critic, TV host, writer, and all around movie geek, Alicia Malone reveals early stories of female directors in Hollywood, trying to reframe the idea that the very idea of a director is male, and why movies told from just one perspective affects us all. The world needs more female film directors so movies are not being portrayed in one paradigm. Alicia Malone, is passionate about classic films, independent movies and supporting women and minorities in film.

Alicia Malone has appeared as a film expert on CNN, Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, MTV, Hollywood Today Live, MSNBC, HLN, KCBS, KTLA, AMC Theaters and she is a host on FilmStruck, a cinephile subscription service run by Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection. She is also the creator and host of Fandango’s Indie Movie Guide. Her first book on the history of women in Hollywood is due out in August 2017.

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Joonbug Films
Doesn’t matter if the director is a female women an alien or whatever it matters that they made a good move some of these Hollywood director at large female now haven’t made a good movie for instants punisher war zone and many many many many many many many others
Mem Mustafa
Alicia is one of the most intelligent film reporters- easily one of my favorite sources.
SuperJay75
I can't love this enough!
QTee
Is it when i talk about this.. talk about achieving this does your energy seem to tense up? Your reaction confuses me for lots of reasons...>>>>
cinemar
So men make movies from the same singular perspective? What a crock.
Karla Gorrin
Love Neverending Story, movie and book! Alicia, you are very inspiring for all women! keep going!
meera bose
This is a very fascinating talk , it's important to understand that cinema is never produced in vacuum and it's not a value neutral entity. It's an ideological apparatus that offers an interesting lens to view the social structures in any given society. The discussion of women in film needs to be grounded in the paradigm of representation, and who gets respected by whom. While this talk covers a good ground on the current debates in Hollywood keeping in mind the question of women in film, we must also look at the way women from minority communities and society can become a part of this attempt to democratize film. The global south perspective is also significant to this debate as very often most women from third world countries have minimal representation or get reduced to stereotypes, this makes it extremely difficult to access an already exclusionary cultural apparatus like cinema. When I say the third world , I don't mean it as an amorphous mass or a homogenous socio- cultural space, my point is that representation from the margins needs to become the norm Just a thought ....
Mark Staufer
Terrific. And part of Alicia's ongoing campaign has resulted in A Wrinkle In Time.
Bruno Amaral
My biggest disappointment is Kathleen Kennedy not hiring a female director for a Star Wars movie. It really is about damn time.
MrLaxinator
My love with Neverending Story and Alicia Malone is... well neverending. You owned that auditorium once again.

It's always interesting to see female perspective like with Persepolis, Raw or even Wonder Woman or to find out one of your favorite films (Lords of Dogtown) is actually made by woman.
Jayne S.
So proud Alicia!
Hermaeus Mora
Make movies that don't suck. It's just that simple.
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The film industry today | Frank Female Directors in Hollywood & Impact 5 months ago   12:31

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The ways that people are consuming films has changed radically especially over the last decade, but has the Hollywood business model kept pace? Frank Smith shares his ideas on the nature of change in the movie industry and its value in a personal sense and a business dynamic.

Frank Smith is chief operating officer of Anschutz Film Group (AFG) and Walden Media. Smith has been with AFG since 2003, but currently oversees all aspects of AFG's operations (development, physical production, publishing, marketing and outreach, finance, legal and business affairs). He also works directly with The Anschutz Corporation on strategic planning and general operational issues. During his tenure with AFG, Smith has been lead counsel overseeing large budget motion picture franchise projects, co-production finance and distribution deals with major studios, as well as structuring foreign corporations for multijurisdictional film production tax incentives.

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