Hey let's write scripts based around diversity and call people intolerant because they didn't like this poorly executed movie. Come on mate, I'm personally not interested in writing scripts based around inclusion, only good stories. What ever takes my fancy. The film was poor, there was an agenda (as if you can't escape it) and it didn't pay off. End of.
Tiresome. So we should hire based on gender to make things even? Never mind ability or what might work best for a set? What are the numbers of men vs women in the film industry? 80% of the people I see and deal with on New Zealand crews are men. There are less women crew members available. Men seem to dominate the industry. But that does not seem to compute with this current agenda of women no matter what. The preference is equality of numbers as opposed to meritocracy. The number of women only festivals is now over one hundred. Can you name any festivals that only submit male filmmakers? Cause I can't name one. That is actual discrimination isn't it? Or is it hypocrisy time? Lacking in logic and perspective as always on this topic.
Nonsense article. Equality of opportunity exists. Woman and minorities need to want to be Directors, not made to be to boast numbers and representation for the touchy-feely such as Mike Moore and the writer of this piece. The industry is dominated by men in directing roles because men have generally gravitated toward it. Like the major sciences. Mainly men. Yet Woman aren't being discouraged or excluded by show of females leaving Uni with more degrees than their male counterparts. Sexist? No. Looking at the past, there have been many female Directors, as far back as Alice Guy-Blanche (1896) Also people of colour have representation with Oscar Micheaux (accomplished film maker and author) 1918. It's not always sexism or racisim every time there is disparity of numbers. It's just lazy outrage speak. Do we call it sexism when there are over a hundred film festivals targeting woman and none targeting only men? No. We should though because it excludes men right? Public outcry and hypocrisy of opinion only knows one enemy. When people in these groups do well they are clearly rewarded as was highlighted. Getting a little bit tired of white men being blamed for everything. That's what I find boring.
Couldn't agree more.