According to the 2018 Celluloid Ceiling Report, only 8% of women accounted for directors among the top 250 grossing films. The 21st annual study was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at the San Diego State University. The findings by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen are not a surprise if you’ve been following the representation of women in film. Overall, there was some improvement with a 2% increase in overall…"2018 Celluloid Ceiling Report: Women Account for 8% of Directors"
Blockers is the type of comedy that will lead one to fall out of their seat from laughing so much. The film will recall classics like Porky’s, Superbad, and American Pie but Blockers is an instant classic in its own right. After all, how many films feature butt-chugging?!? Best of all is that Kay Cannon is a female director of an R-rated studio film in which the women get to call the shots of when…"SXSW 2018: Blockers: An Instant Classic from Kay Cannon"
When the initial lineup for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival was released this week, there were a number of films and documentaries that drew my interest. Some of these were no-brainers like Blockers and The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. Blockers is the feature directorial debut of Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon. The premise is simple: three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. I’ve been…"SXSW 2018: A Few Films I Want To See"