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SXSW 2019

Women in Film Behind-the-Scenes

Last year in Hollywood, only 6% of directors were women and 12% were people of color. The number of behind-the-scenes jobs held by women in the top 250 films has seen virtually no progress over the past two decades. As the US moves toward becoming a majority-minority country, investing in off-screen hiring that is more reflective of the US population will ensure a more accurate representation of today’s audiences on-screen. Join three women in the industry as they break down the numbers that prove diversity is strengthening their work. From hiring multilingual employees, to prioritizing different points of views, they’ll outline how championing diversity not only helps your bottom line, but empowers you to create fresh content that reflects the lives of the people watching it.

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  1. Why you should care about diversity in production and why it’s important to put someone behind the camera who looks like the person in front it.
  2. Recruiting tactics for finding diverse talent and why the places you traditionally look for new hires tend to exclude the diverse hires you’re seeking
  3. How to create a business structure that promotes diversity, and why the freelance economy puts women and POC at a disadvantage.

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Justine Pallas, Sr. Associate, cred

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Film & TV Industry
  • Level: Intermediate
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