Women must star in every film

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Abstract

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In the history of the ­Academy Awards there have been only five women nominated as best director — not five per cent, five in total.

Yet most of us — and I ­include myself and women in this — will instinctively claim that we are not ­affected by unconscious bias.

The media world is changing, and this is great.

Most rational people, once they are aware of doing something unjust, will take steps to correct it.

In our trade this can take many forms. In my case as a screenwriter, the remarkably straightforward method is — as Geena Davis has suggested — simply making 50 per cent of characters female with one stroke of the ­keyboard.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34
JournalThe Sunday Telegraph
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2018

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