She goes on:
Many of the high-level executives dispensing quotations are male—and a notable number of the female executives are in “communications,” “human resources,” or “diversity” posts. And funny—or not—how often professed “commitment” to women’s advancement fails to bear up under inspection. Run some Platform Partner names through databases that track legal cases, and you will find a bumper crop of recent or pending EEOC grievances and state and federal court actions involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, unfair promotion policies, wrongful terminations, and gender-based retaliations against female employees.
The list of these in the article is… not short. Sigh.
Producer Lynda Obst, quoted in Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered.
There’s also interesting stuff in there about the collapse of the DVD market around 2007 and the subsequent rise of blockbuster explosion movies, which appeal more to the international (read: Chinese, Russian, South American) audience.