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Stats and Articles: Evidence We Need to Make a Change

January 20, 2017

• Jessica Martin

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to the imbalance of inclusion in the entertainment industry.Actually, it is easy to start, but overwhelming once you do. It’s like opening a door and an avalanche falls through. If there were any doubts about the actual numbers of gender/race/sexual orientation/ability disparity, we’ve collected the numbers for you.Gird your loins.Here are the big 3 resources:2016 UCLA Hollywood Diversity ReportUSC Annenberg Study Inequality in 700 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race, & LGBT Status from 2007 to 2015Geena Davis Institute on Gender in MediaArticles and studies on gender disparity:
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#FilmCurious 1/17/17 Recap: Distribution

January 17, 2017

• Jessica Martin

The #FilmCurious chat today was filled with some incredibly knowledgeable filmmakers who openly shared their distribution experiences and lessons learned. Also in attendance was Julie Keck and Caitlin Gold, the dynamic duo that make up the Seed&Spark distribution team!  They were on hand to offer advice and to talk about how we at S&S are taking a big leap in to the distribution arena.
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REBEL GIRL

January 17, 2017

• Jen West

I have a bone to pick with the word REBEL. Being from the South, it’s more often than not associated with the rebel flag and a non-inclusive conservative mindset. That’s the last connotation I’d ever want to be associated with. The South is so much more than that, but it’s also an element of our society that can’t be ignored.
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