Posted Thursday 16 Nov 2017
Hot off the press! There's a great story on Stuff.co.nz about gender bias in the New Zealand screen industry. After picking our own Patricia Watson's brains, Christchurch-based entertainment reporter Jack van Beynen interviewed cinematographer Ginny Loane, filmmaker Fiona Samuel, head tutor at the New Zealand Film and Television School in Wellington Ness Simons, and filmmaker Gaylene Preston. So, why are women underrepresented in the screen industry, van Beynen asks. Loane has a simple answer: "I've heard all the arguments in the book. 'Women aren't there, I can't find them.' Well, actually they're just behind that group of white men who are all putting their hands up."