Defiant Voices Flood US Cities as Women Rally for Rights

January 22, 2017

On successive days, two parallel and separate Americas were on display in virtually the same location. First there was President Trump’s inauguration, then, in what amounted to a counter- inauguration, marchers proclaimed a profoundly different […]

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Editorial Longevity

December 2, 2016

In the midst of a career in television, picture editors may think about how many years they’ve been on a show, but they may not stop to consider how many episodes of it they’ve cut. […]

Early on, a Woman’s Place Was in the Cutting Room

December 2, 2016

“Great film editing begins with great pictures,” said Barbara “Bobbie” McLean in a 1977 interview in Film Comment magazine. She could make such a gracious statement with authority at that point, after cutting for more than 60 years, beginning as […]

Gould: A Women’s Economic Agenda for the 45th US President

October 26, 2016

“Progress on closing the gap between men’s and women’s wages in the US economy has been glacially slow in recent decades—and gender wage parity has become a top priority for those committed to ensuring the economic security of American women,” writes Elise Gould for The Economic Policy Institute. […]

MPEG Breaks the Ice on Diversity

October 21, 2016

On a Sunday morning in mid-September the Dede Allen Seminar Room at the Motion Picture Editors Guild’s Los Angeles offices was the setting for Break the Ice, the first roundtable discussion meeting open to the Guild membership, organized by the Guild’s Diversity Committee. […]

Durkay: Hollywood Has a ‘Labor Problem’

September 29, 2016

“From discussions of equal pay to #OscarsSoWhite, the past year has brought Hollywood sexism and racism into mainstream consciousness,” writes Laura Durkay in Jacobin. “The ACLU is currently investigating Hollywood studios for gender discrimination in hiring, and a number of high-profile […]

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