Have you RSVP'd to our event with @NYWIFT? On Thursday, November 16th, we're meeting at @neuehouse to explore how parenthood can affect a filmmaking career. In recent years, the attempt to reach gender parity in the film and television industry has focused on hiring practices, mentorship, and training initiatives. And yet, it is no secret that child-care responsibilities overwhelmingly continue to fall on mothers.⠀
RSVP at mifnycpanel.splashthat.com
Let’s support our fellow moms in film! Everyone should go watch Mama Filmmaker, @jennicarenee’s, new movie @ParkersAnchor in select theaters. It’s also playing at AMC Universal City Walk Nov 3-9. You can find tickets wherever movie tickets are sold.
Have you heard about the conditions for the crew onset of the Revenant? An anonymous crew member described it as "a living hell" because their safety was being jeopardized.⠀
This leads us to question: Where do you draw the line? If crew members sign up for a production that is going to be difficult, and they're informed of the challenges, is it fair they complain when it turns out to be rougher than expected?⠀
Comment your thoughts.
Patty Jenkins, history’s highest-paid female filmmaker, felt a sense of "feminist responsibility" as she negotiated her 'Wonder Woman 2' deal:⠀
"You’re of course aware of the money. I was extremely aware that I had to make sure I was being paid what the male equivalent would be.”⠀
Repost from @nywift: Here's #JodieFoster at the 1991 #NYWIFT Muse Awards, celebrating with young actor Adam Hann-Byrd, who played her son in “Little Man Tate.” Part of our 40th anniversary year of women calling the shots includes a soon-to-be-announced panel on "Motherhood & Filmmaking" with our friend at @momsinfilm . Stay tuned!
Repost from @jennicarenee:
“When you’re going to a big fancy opening premiere of your movie buuuuuut you’re still a nursing momma and need quick boob access All-the-time!! Fancy nursing top (and highest heels possible) for the win.”
According to Cheryl Casone, when it comes to making workplaces mom-friendly, "you can help. Once you get through the door, leave it open and help the next mom in any way you can. Until all companies recognize the value moms bring to the workforce, it will be your job to help others achieve success." #MomLife⠀⠀
Check out her book 'The Comeback' to learn more⠀⠀
'Like' if you agree
We love women working in film, but do you know what we love more? Mothers collaborating together! And in this case, it's a mother-daughter team!! #MomsInFilm#SetLife#MomLife⠀
Did you know Hallie Meyers-Shyer wrote and directed 'Home Again' and her mother, Nancy Meyers, produced it? @halliemeyersshyer@nmeyers⠀
Check out @homeagainmovie in theaters now
According to a new study by Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, women will turn off a film or TV show if too stereotyped or lacking female characters. In fact, 85% of women said “sometimes I feel media and culture are blind to how much they stereotype women" and 66% said they have actively turned off films or TV shows because they felt they were negatively stereotyping women. @gdigm ⠀
'Like' if you believe the representation of women and mothers in media needs to change.
Have you read the article 'Never Too Old to Dream Big: Going From Mom to Movie Maker with No Fear' by @womenandhollywood? ⠀
You can find the article here: http://bit.ly/2s0ZFCi⠀
We'd love to hear from you all about your experience⠀
Thank you @jennicarenee for rocking our hat on set! Have you ordered your Moms-in-Film hat? Check out our facebook page for more info.
“Some days I get my work calls done with a baby on my hip and pacing my driveway and porch for a few hours. Being an Indie-Work-At-Home-Filmmaker requires long hours, but you get baby giggles or 3-year-old snuggles throughout the day. So... That's cool. hat:@momsinfilm movie:@ParkersAnchor production company:@purposepictures”
Women now make up 15% of the armed services and as many as 1 in 10 active-duty women become pregnant every year, according to the Government Accountability Office. Despite their numbers, all branches of the military give new moms 6 weeks of maternity leave before they have to return to work. But if they're headed into a war zone, mothers are required to deploy as early as four months after giving birth. Many mother soldiers are arguing new moms should be allowed to work at stateside bases for at least a year after giving birth. #MomLife
‘Like’ if you agree
Happy #SetSunday from @ccsilver: “That's a bleary eyed wrap on #adulttheseries episodes 2-4. Big love & thanks to a most extraordinary cast & crew. And especially this one, for entrusting me with her beautiful baby. ”
According to @forbes, here are the top 5 tips to encourage high-performing moms in the workplace:⠀
1. Allow flexibility (for everyone)⠀
2. Don’t manage and measure performance based on “face time” at work. “Manage (and measure) performance by results”⠀
3. Provide challenges and new roles to keep these women engaged. Remember, people who feel challenged are happier in their jobs⠀
4. Provide positive reinforcement. Letting people know when their contributions make a difference helps keep them motivated⠀
5. Recognize that most families now include two working parents and embrace “policies that support families, rather than just working moms” and thus benefit everyone⠀