“A long-overdue discussion of an industry problem that has left so many talented actresses relegated to the sidelines because of a lack of opportunities.”
— DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
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Actress & Author
WE GET TO WORK BECAUSE WE ARE CHOSEN. AND THAT CHOICE IS OFTEN SKEWERED BY PREJUDICE.
Emmy Award Winner
Golden Globe Nominated Actress
WHEN MEN AGE IT DOESN'T STOP THEM FROM DOING DIFFERENT GENRES OF WORK. AS WOMEN AGE IN FILM, WE GO FROM BEING THE WOMAN IN CHARGE, TO THE MOTHER, TO THE GRANDMOTHER AND THEN OFF A CLIFF SOMEWHERE.
Lesley Ann Warren
Golden Globe Winner
Oscar/Emmy Nominated Actress
I WANT TO SEE ROLES FOR WOMEN LIKE IN EUROPEAN FILMS, WHERE THEY'RE ACTUALLY A DEVELOPED BEING. I DON'T WANT TO JUST BE AN ALCOHOLIC OR A SEX ADDICT OR A COUGAR.
WE'RE THE PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE MOVIES, FOR GOD'S SAKE. WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE OUR AGE; WE WANT TO SEE STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE OUR AGE. I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE MORE NOISE ABOU IT.
SAG Award Winner
Emmy Nominated Actress
AGEISM DETERMINES WHO GETS TO ACT, TO WRITE, TO DIRECT. WHICH STORIES GETS TOLD. AND WHICH REMAIN UNTOLD.
Emmy/Tony Nominated Director
AS YOU GET OLDER, YOU GET WISER. BUT IN HOLLYWOOD YOU ALSO TEND TO GET LESS WORK.
Bestselling Author &
IT'S EMBARRASSING TO BE CALLED OUT AS OLDER UNTIL WE QUIT BEING EMBARRASSED ABOUT IT.
B Haralan Boll
Manager and Publicist for
Veteran Hollywood Talent
MY HAPPIEST CLIENTS ARE THE ONES WHO EMBRACE THEIR AGE.
AS STORYTELLERS, WE HAVE
THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW
THAT THERE IS VALUE
TO ALL STAGES OF LIFE.
Written and Executive Produced by
DAVID C. BARRY
with support from
WOMEN IN FILM
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“This event sold out instantly. People know that getting older is different from the way it's portrayed in popular culture, in advertising and in the media. That's why the room is full. That's why people are ready for the conversation.”
— Author/Activist Ashton Applewhite
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