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March 06 2012

Jane Espenson Speculates on the Scarcity of Women Writers on TV. An interesting look at the dynamics of hiring television writers, especially women writers.

(Changed URL to the non-mobile version)

[ edited by k8cre8 on 2012-03-07 00:57 ]

She makes some good points here. I noticed this figure on Tumblr recently which was encouraging on the producing and editing fronts but confusing in terms of writing. Why the jump and then drop in writing?

ETA: GOOD story by Amanda Hess, original study with lots of figures (PDF).

[ edited by Sunfire on 2012-03-06 21:40 ]
Aftershock from the writers' strike?
I love the emotion Jane Espenson puts into everything she writes. The way she writes, how fast she's writing, and how she feels when she's writing have such an immense positive effect on her work. I can definitely see that in this article.
Can you post a link to the non-mobile version please? Thanks.
@electricspacegirl: I had missed it was the mobile version. Sorry: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-espenson/women-tv-writers_b_1322537.html
On a slightly related subject, this BBC video asks why there are not more female voiceover artists doing movie trailers. Bonus Summer Glau sighting.
On a slightly related subject, this BBC video asks why there are not more female voiceover artists doing movie trailers. Bonus Summer Glau sighting.

Uh...are there ANY female trailer announcers? I ask because I don't think I've ever heard the female version of Don La Fontaine when I've watched movie previews...would be kinda interesting to hear it done :D

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