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

 

FEATURING

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Kathy Griffin

Grammy/Emmy Winning

Actress & Author

WE GET TO WORK BECAUSE WE ARE CHOSEN. AND THAT CHOICE IS OFTEN SKEWERED BY PREJUDICE.

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Lynn Whitfield

Emmy Award Winner

Golden Globe Nominated Actress

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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.

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JoBeth Williams

Oscar/Emmy/Golden Globe

Nominated Actress

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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.

Sharon Lawrence

SAG Award Winner

Emmy Nominated Actress

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AGEISM DETERMINES WHO GETS TO ACT, TO WRITE, TO DIRECT. WHICH STORIES GETS TOLD. AND WHICH REMAIN UNTOLD.

Michael Lindsay-Hogg

BAFTA Winner

Emmy/Tony Nominated Director

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AS YOU GET OLDER, YOU GET WISER. BUT IN HOLLYWOOD YOU ALSO TEND TO GET LESS WORK.

Ashton Applewhite

Bestselling Author &

Ageism Activist

IT'S EMBARRASSING TO BE CALLED OUT AS OLDER UNTIL WE QUIT BEING EMBARRASSED ABOUT IT.

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B Haralan Boll

Manager and Publicist for 

Veteran Hollywood Talent

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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

co-produced by

ROBYN ROSENFELD

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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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