Why are there so few women critics?

why are there so few female critics?

Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar (2-R) and executive producers Paolo Vasile (R), Fernando Bovaira (2-L) and Axel Kuschevatzky (L) attend the press conference for ‘Regression’ at the 63rd annual San Sebastian International Film Festival, in San Sebastian, Spain, 18 September 2015. The movie presented in the Official Selection opens the festival running from 18 to 26 September. EPA/JAVIER ETXEZARRETA

When you go to the movies, do you first read the film reviews? Do you ever think about who is writing them?

It’s a question raised periodically by film critics and researchers alike, usually when citing studies such as “Gender at the Movies: Online Film Critics and Criticism” (2013) that show reviewers are predominantly male and, according to “Australian film critics, then and now” (2011), usually over 40 too. (more…)

What to say to clients who want to write their own copy

What to say to clients who want to write their own copy

I recently had an international nonprofit contact me about a brochure to attract more sponsors. “We’ll provide the content,” they said.

Clients who want to write their own copy can pose a problem. Obviously, any designer can design with copy that’s provided by a client. (more…)

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