Category Archives: 02.05.18

Women Explain What It’s Like To Work As A Director In Not-Actually-Progressive Hollywood

The stats are deeply ugly: “In 2016, only 7 percent of the directors behind 250 of the year’s highest-grossing domestic releases were women. (In television, things are a bit better: Thirty-two percent of first-time episodic directors during the 2016-17 television season were women.) From there, women directors get lower budgets on average, and their projects […]

WNYC Reels, Staff And Listeners Seethe Over Handling Of Harassment And Bullying Complaints

Two months after two longtime hosts were fired from the New York public radio giant – which was shortly after news broke of John Hockenberry’s egregious misconduct as host of The Takeaway – stories of a dysfunctional workplace culture are spreading, the station’s number-two has been demoted but not dismissed, and WNYC’s president tries to […]

‘Texas Monthly’ Hemorrhages Staff Under New Owners

“Eleven major fixtures of Texas Monthly’s editorial team have quit since a hedge fund bought the publication for $25 million in October 2016 … According to multiple interviews with former staffers, the environment inside the Austin-based publication is now largely characterized by fear and precariousness, with employees worried about job stability and unsure if they […]