Final Project Proposal- Celluloid Ceiling

ladiesatFor my project I want to focus on the status of women in the media. I found lots of statistics showing the gender inequality of women employed and represented in film, journalism and television. The information I found ranges from writers, director, and journalist to actresses. I want to show the how many women contribute to the media. It isn’t a shocker that it’s still dominated by mostly white men but most advertisements feature women (or parts of them). I found publications such as “The Status of Women in the US Media 2013” and from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Also from TIME magazine I learned that “Jennifer Lawrence makes $11 million less than Adam Sandler” which blew my mind for a second. I also want talk about how sexism plays into women’s status in the media and or why they are still a minority in the industry. I haven’t found enough research to create an argument but it is something I’m thinking about exploring. After I gather enough information I will focus my topic further and create a more stable and sound argument. However, I am leaning toward focusing on the “celluloid ceiling” in film and television production.

With these facts and statistics I want to create an animated infographic. I think by making infographic it makes the facts seem more “real”. I find that when information is put in motion with images it makes more of an impact. It keeps people’s attention I think longer than an article or poster can. (I’ve also always wanted to create one). I want to reach a broader audience and I think an infographic is the best way to make it interesting to more people.

Celluloid Ceiling

Ali, Seher. “Where We Belong: On the Status of Women in US Media.” SPARK Movement. N.p., 25 Feb. 2014. Web. <http://www.sparksummit.com/2014/02/25/where-we-belong-on-the-status-of-women-in-us-media/&gt;.

Alter, Charlotte. “9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report | TIME.” Time. Time, 19 Feb. 2014. Web. <http://time.com/8788/9-depressing-facts-from-the-latest-women-in-media-report/&gt;.

“Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: SDSU.” Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: SDSU. Web.

“Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: SDSU.” Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: SDSU. Web. <http://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/research.html&gt;.

“Facts and Figures: We Got Both.” McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs: Facts and Figures?  We’ve Got Both. Web. <http://www.newmediawomen.org/site/facts_and_figures_weve_got_both/&gt;.

“Facts.” Women Moving Millions.2014. Web. <http://www.womenmovingmillions.org/how-we-do-it/facts/&gt;.

Gibbons, Shelia. “Industry Statistics.” Media Report to Women. Media Report To Women, Mar. 2012. Web. <http://www.mediareporttowomen.com/statistics.htm&gt;.

Klos, Diana M. The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013. Rep. The Women’s Media Center, 2013. Web. <http://wmc.3cdn.net/51113ed5df3e0d0b79_zzzm6go0b.pdf&gt;.

Lauzen, Martha M., Ph.D. “Celluloid Ceiling Behind the Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2013.” 2013 Celluloid Ceiling 1 The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind – the – Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2013. Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University, 2014. Web.

Lauzen, Martha M., Ph.D. “Boxed In: Employment of Behind – the – Scenes and On – Screen Women in 2012 – 13 Prime – Time Television.” Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University, 2013. Web.

Lauzen, Martha M., Ph.D. “Gender @ the Movies: On – Line Film Critics and Criticism.” Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University, 2013. Web. <http://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/files/2013_Gender_at_the_Movies_Exec_Summ.pdf&gt;.

“Resources.” The Representation Project. Web. <http://www.missrepresentation.org/resources/&gt;.

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