When we last checked in on a roundtable hosted by the Television Critics Association, late night comedy writers were bemoaning how exhausting and tedious the job had become since Donald Trump had been inaugurated. Variety reported that the general feeling among the writers was, “I don’t want this job” — which works out well, because we’re not interested in hearing their “jokes.”
On Wednesday, the TCA held another roundtable, this time with female directors who argued that quotas are necessary to change the culture in Hollywood and introduce more gender and racial diversity. At least that’s something they really can’t blame on Trump.
Female Hollywood directors want quotas for diversity https://t.co/sjhdi4tXFg
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 10, 2017
Of course they do. https://t.co/rKbRcFfDpU
— Vercovicium (@Vercovicium) August 10, 2017
Yahoo News reports:
“I never want to be hired because I’m a woman director, but maybe at this moment there needs to be quotas,” said Maggie Kiley, speaking at a Television Critics Association (TCA) round table Wednesday with female directors organized by the FX network.
“If that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes,” added Rachel Goldberg, one of seven directors on the panel.
A report on industry diversity from the The University of California at Los Angeles says that just 10 percent of Hollywood producers are women, and 10 percent are racial minorities.
Should quotas be imposed to bring some much needed diversity to Hollywood at last?
— Fredrick J Marion Jr (@FreddieFrey) August 10, 2017
Justice will have been achieved only when black women are regularly cast as cruel slave-owners in dramas about the American South.
— Quixote Kehoe (@pjjjkehoe) August 10, 2017
I'm sure people who invest tens of millions of dollars into films are just dying to give this a shot. https://t.co/Xc5Im9q8j3
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) August 10, 2017
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) August 10, 2017
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Dang: Salon upset to learn whiny men were right about women-only movie screenings being discriminatory https://t.co/kgofUg1XOc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 9, 2017