#59: Women In Cinema: Writer-Director-Actor Triple Threats

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Riding high off of the Oscars, Timmie and Ryan discuss one of their favorite topics, Women in Cinema volume 2 style. Last time we talked about the characters. Today we’re talking creators, writers, directors, and producers. Are there enough women in these jobs? Don’t just take Joss Whedon’s word for it, listen to Ep. 59 to find out!

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I. Intro 

A. The Oscars

  • Reactions
  • How was our party?
  • Patricia Arquette’s Speech

B.  About Time For Volume 2

C.  Time To Talk Deadly Serious

II. Where Are All The Women? [00:12:00]

A. Behind The Scenes

B. Percentages

C. Basic Problems

III. Women Who Are Making TV/Films [00:27:57]

A. Sundance Panel 2014: Serious Ladies

  • Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig, Jenji Kohan, Mindy Kaling
  • Interesting look at creating films/TV from the female perspective
    • Writing female characters
    • The “likability” factor
  • But “seriously” Sundance?

B. Women Wearing Multiple Hats

  • Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture (2010), Girls (2012 – )
  • Mindy Kaling, The Office (2005-2013), The Mindy Project (2012 – )

C. How Do We Feel About The Characters They’ve Created?

  • Review: 8 Steps to see if you have a good character (from NJAM Episode 43)

D.  The Characters

  • Annie, Bridesmaids
  • Hannah, Girls
  • Kelly and Mindy, The Office The Mindy Project
  • Piper, Orange Is The New Black 

IV. Women As Performers [01:03:30]

A.  I’d Like More (Clothed) Screen-Time Please

V. Solutions [01:15:00]

A. Final Thoughts For Now…

VI. Mini Segments [01:16:33]

A. NJAM Sees It: House of Cards Season 3, The Wire Season 2, Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

VII. Conclusions [01:23:15]

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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