Popular Post crumbs 12605 Posted January 29 Popular Post Share Posted January 29 11 minutes ago, rough cut said: Why aren’t there more female composers today? My conclusion is that it certainly has nothing to do with musical ability and it doesn’t seem to be about sexism. It seems more to have to do about the fact that women simply aren’t drawn to composing for the screen as a trade, to the same extent as men are. Is it the same case for screenwriting then? Because one woman has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay in the last 3 years (she won, go figure) against 19 men in the same period. In the decade prior, 62 men were nominated compared to 9 women. So while I'm intrigued by the argument that women simply aren't interested in film music, I find it hard to believe so few women are interested in writing, considering the plethora of female authors out there! A recent study indicates that 24% of published books are written by women, yet female writers on Hollywood movies only just increased to 4%. The further you dig on this topic, the clearer it becomes there's an industry-wide bias here... it isn't exclusive to film music. HunterTech, blondheim and Muad'Dib 1 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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