How long will change take? Should we all just settle in and “wait for a new generation”?
Rahm Emmanuel, former White House Chief of Staff, Mayor of Chicago and brother of Ari Emmanual of WME was once quoted in the New York Times saying, “We can’t kick the can down the road because we’ve run out of road.” In today’s episode, miniseries co-producer and a recurring guest on the show, Yolanda T. Cochran takes the reigns again to ponder what we should realistically expect by way of change in gender parity and politics.
Fellow podcaster, Julie Harris Walker (of “the other 50%” – a Herstory of Hollywood and Herstory of Tech) joins us in the early days of her podcast to share thoughts on: what she’s learned from talking to women executives in the business, where the women’s movement may have had some shortcomings, and what the outlook of change is looking like.
Likewise, Courtney Daniels, actress, producer and founder of Busted Buggy Entertainment gives some input on whether a “united front” from women is either viable or effective for women in high places in the biz.
And finally, an excerpt from Ryan Murphy’s acceptance speech for The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Equity in Entertainment award makes a case for the argument that patience may not be a virtue.
About the Mini-series
Breaking the Glass is a Radio Film School podcast mini-series and short film docu-series addressing the issues of gender inequality in film and television. You can catch all the podcast and video episodes at daredreamer.fm/breakingtheglass.
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