[Podcast] Ep24: Sexism In Post, pt1

In  this episode I speak with Kylee Wall and Siân Fever about work environments for women in post-production. This episode was inspired by a recent article by Kylee Wall on Creative Cow titled Sexism In Post. We talk about why Kylee wrote the article in the first place, lots of different studies about the gender gap in post-production, wage differences for the same jobs, and we even go as far to discuss sexual harassment and other not-so-pleasant topics. This is part 1 of a 2 part podcast.

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Useful Links:

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media research

Learning to Love Criticism

Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film

Gender Gap in STEM

The Bechdel Test

A 2011 McKinsey

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead 

Howard / Heidi experiment

Confidence Woman in Time Magazine

Thelma Schoonmaker in MovieMaker Magazine

Show Credits:

This episode was edited (with a REALLY fast turnaround) by Bart Walczak, and the show was executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, and the creator of the Optimize Yourself program. He helps ambitious creative professionals and entrepreneurs DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time, your energy, and your creativity so you can produce higher quality work in less time (and ultimately become a productivity ninja). “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people, things, and passions in your life…all without sacrificing your health (or sanity) in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”