[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.

If you prefer to read the interview, click here to view the transcript.

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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 is an award-winning film & television editor (Burn Notice, Empire, Shooter, Glee), member of the American Cinema Editors, a documentary director (GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story), and creator of the Optimize Yourself program (formerly ‘Fitness In Post’). He helps ambitious creative professionals like you learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your creative focus and minimize procrastination, depression, and burnout. After all, what’s the point of killing yourself for the sake of your career if you don’t have energy to spare for the most important people in your life?