Women Occupy Hollywood

Women Occupy Hollywood

Women Occupy Hollywood was founded by Ivana Massetti to spread the message and encourage women WRITERS – DIRECTORS – PRODUCERS – ACTRESSES – DOP’s – EDITORS – COMPOSERS – CASTING DIRECTORS  – WOMEN of any nationality, ethnicity and age, working ABOVE & BELOW THE LINE in the film industry, imagining, creating and shaping a NEW PARADIGM for the present and future generations of Women in Film. 

They won’t ask for PERMISSION anymore – They want to and will make MOVIES on their own terms. 

They move to OCCUPY their rightful place in the mainstream Industry and at the same time create an alternative to the Hollywood system, a true reinvigorated Independent Cinema.  

Women Occupy Hollywood want: 

  • EQUAL RIGHTS for all WOMEN in America. WE demand that the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) be ratified

  • EQUAL RIGHTS for WOMEN in Film. 

  • the SAME OPPORTUNITY to work, to create, express ourselves and support our families as men have. 

  • an EQUAL percentage of films, TV Shows and other content to be written and directed by WOMEN as by men. 

  • stories told from WOMEN’S unique and original point of view to be as present in the Industry as stories told by men. 

Women Occupy Hollywood demand: 

  • EQUAL hiring – EQUAL presence – EQUAL treatment – EQUAL Pay in the creative, technical and business arenas of the Entertainment Industry. 
  • storytelling on TV & in FILMS and other content that MIRRORS our SOCIETY with EQUAL written and visual REPRESENTATION of WOMEN. 

Women Occupy Hollywood need: 

  • to eliminate the imbalance between male and female dominated stories and change the mentality that only male driven stories are worth telling and disprove the lie that female driven stories don’t make money. 

Women Occupy Hollywood insist that:  

  • The Industry must PRODUCE Film, Television and other content that respects the complexity of WOMEN. WE will no longer accept the STEREOTYPES through which Hollywood portrays US.  
  • The Industry must portray female characters with the same breath, depth and variety with which it portrays male ones.  

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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


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