Posts Tagged "Film"

Fri, 08 April 2011 Kapow! – with added women

The Kapow! Comic Book convention is going on this weekend, and it’s good to see that in the face of criticism over its initial all-male line-up the event has adjusted its guest list.
I was not the only one who pointed out the lack of women, and I’m not claiming this result is due to my [...]

Tue, 15 February 2011 flipping the gender

Thanks to Bad Reputation – a blog that’s become part of my regular reading – I discovered the awesome The Girls on Film.
The team is made up of Ashleigh Harrington (co-creator, actress, editor, effects artist), Cat McCormick (co-creator, actress) and Jeff Hammond (co-creator, director). The trio re-makes scenes from male-dominated movies with the women playing [...]

Wed, 02 February 2011 miss representation

I was delighted to hear that a new documentary, called Miss Represention, created by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, played at the Sundance Film Festival, and has been getting a great reception.
Here’s the trailer:

The issue of how women are represented in the media is one that occupies my mind on a regular basis, so I’m pleased [...]

Thu, 04 November 2010 young pitchers

Today I was part of a judging panel for the Pitching Competition at the 16th Galway Junior Film Fleadh. It’s the third year the event has run and the second year I’ve been one of the judges. The event took place in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, and there was a sturdy turnout of [...]

Mon, 04 October 2010 it gets better

It’s been distressing to hear the glut of stories from the USA recently about gay teenagers who have committed suicide after a period of bullying by their peers.
Bullying is a horrendous and shattering experience, which is made so much worse when you’re a young person trying to figure out your identity.
Sex advice columnist and gay [...]

Wed, 03 March 2010 women in horror: a summary of recent posts

It’s time for a summary of the reaction across the Internet to my recent posts about the lack of representation of women in the SFX horror edition.
As I mentioned last week David Barnett at the The Guardian blog brought up the issue immediately, and by the end of the week UK Feminist web site The [...]

Sun, 21 February 2010 SFX forgets women in horror

It’s ironic that during Women in Horror Recognition Month I have to draw attention yet again to another major publication that has a blind spot when it comes to women in horror.
Five months ago I was irked when the British Fantasy Society published a collection of interviews of horror writers that omitted women. A minor [...]

Mon, 08 February 2010 monstrous women are rarely rewarded

I’ve been meaning to write something for Women in Horror Recognition Month, which is a campaign to promote women who work within the horror genre during the month of February.
I’m going to look at two films that I think deserve some attention and discussion: Ginger Snaps (2000) and Jennifer’s Body (2009). These two films serve [...]

Fri, 09 October 2009 death and taxes

It’s been a strange week. There have been two deaths, and I’ve attended one funeral (neither of the deceased were close to me, so don’t proffer sympathies), and a major row erupted in the Irish sf scene that involved a lot of people I know.
My mother had been away on holiday, and she called me [...]

Sat, 12 September 2009 blogging screenwriters

I’ve been busy lately working on a new project. This coming November the frst World Conference of Screenwriters will be taking place in Athens, Greece. I’m running the official blog for the event on behalf of the Federation of Screenwriters Europe, who are co-organising the event with the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds. I’ll also [...]

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