The latest New York Times Magazine cover story features Maureen Dowd taking on the dearth of women in Hollywood. For the piece (available online tomorrow), Dowd spoke to more than 100 people in the film industry for their take on how to get more women into positions of power in Hollywood.
Dowd’s take is especially timely given the latest Hollywood Reporter cover, which features eight white women.
Stephen Galloway, THR’s executive features editor, explained the cover’s pervasive whiteness as an industry problem:
As we prepared for this cover, we discovered precisely ZERO actresses of color in the Oscar conversation — at least in the weeks in early September when the roundtables are put together, weeks before the actual ceremony takes place and months before the nominations are announced January 14.
Speak to the executives that run the industry, and they say they want change. But there are hardly any black film executives, and too few producers.