Adjusting the set – Sue Maslin keynote speech

Despite a 50% split of male and female film graduates, women are still struggling to get equal representation in the screen industries. WIFT Vic patron Sue Maslin, screen producer and RMIT adjunct professor, addressed this issue in a keynote speech at RMIT on December 2, 2015 as part of the Graduate Research Conference in the School of Media and Communication.

In the context of industry developments, diversity arguments, and her own trajectory as a filmmaker (most recently as producer of ‘The Dressmaker’), Sue outlined her experiences in relation to gender issues in the Screen Industry. Watch the video here.

An edited version of the speech is available in text form via The Conversation website here.

The full speech can be downloaded as a PDF here.

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Wiftvic is a membership based non-profit organisation made up of women who are either working in the industry in some capacity or wanting to work in the industry. Our aim is to encourage and support women already working in the industry and to also assist more women get into the industry, in particular areas where women are under-represented. These aims are achieved by: providing networking opportunities for women; promoting equal opportunties in employment, training and career advancement for women in all aspects of the industry; raising public awareness on issues associated with the depiction of women on the screen and encouraging greater diversity in the portrayal of women; political lobbying on issues of importance to members; increasing the visibility of women working in the industry.

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