Tell Me More: Breaking Up the Hollywood Boys Club

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Tell Me More is a Tufts University podcast featuring brief conversations with the thinkers, artists, makers, and shapers of our world. Listen and learn something new every episode. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.Blockbusters like Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman show the power that female filmmakers can have in Hollywood today. But what are the continuing challenges they face? In her new documentary Half the Picture, filmmaker Amy Adrion gathers insights from numerous successful female directors on their career paths, struggles, and hopes for the future. In this episode, recorded when she was visiting Tufts, Adrion takes a hard look at those continuing challenges, and puts a spotlight on the wins by some of the women making films today.

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TRANSCRIPT
HOST: Welcome to Tell Me More, a podcast series featuring distinguished visitors to Tufts University who share their ideas, discuss their work, and shed light on important topics of the day. Blockbusters like Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman show the power that female filmmakers can have in Hollywood today. But what are the continuing challenges they face? In her new documentary Half the Picture, filmmaker Amy Adrion gathers insights from numerous successful female directors on their career paths, struggles, and hopes for the future.
In this episode of Tell Me More, Adrion spends time with Tufts University’s Julie Flaherty to take a hard look at those continuing challenges, and to put a spotlight on the wins by some of the women making films today. Let’s listen in.
JULIE FLAHERTY: Filmmaker Amy Adrion, welcome to Tufts, and thank you for speaking with us today.
AMY ADRION: I’m happy to be here. Thanks for having me.
FLAHERTY: Now, I knew that women directors were uncommon in Hollywood, but when Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar for Best Director in 2008 …

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