Hi! My name is Sabrina and I’m currently a senior at Basis Independent Silicon Valley.
While much publicity has already been achieved for other forms of sexism in Hollywood, less light has been shed on the lack of women in production roles. Public interest in sexism in the film industry has never been greater than it is right now, with many claims of sexual abuse arising regarding film producer Harvey Weinstein, but many people aren’t aware that sexism affects production roles even more so than acting.
This blog will document my journey into my project, Behind the Screen: The Underrepresentation of Women in Film Production. I will be studying women’s roles in film production throughout history to today. By interviewing several people in the industry, I will evaluate to what extent there is a gender gap and why it may exist, with the final goal of a documentary.
For more information, I have attached my Senior Project Proposal.
My finished documentary can be found here: Behind the Screen: The Underrepresentation of Women in Film Production Documentary