Hollywood Power Girls
If you think that Hollywood is a big, bad boys’ club, you’re sort of right. But there are some pretty powerful women who are making changes behind the camera and in Executive offices on Studio lots. From Stacey Snider, the Chief Executive of Dreamworks to Anne Sweeney, head of Disney/ABC Television Group, women are holding their own.
On the creative side, the boys still outnumber the girls in writers’ rooms across Hollywood, but these particular screenwriters who call themelves, “The Fempire,” are proving that women actually do support one another’s efforts especially in such a competitive industry.
In this New York Times article that follows Diablo Cody, writer of Academy Award winning movie, “Juno,” Dana Fox, writer of “What Happens in Vegas,” Liz Meriwether, a successful playwright, and Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist), we catch a glimpse of this tightly knit girl group.
These screenwriters have each other’s backs by having writing sessions, going over story structure, having support sessions, and even being each other’s stylists for the premieres of their movies.
The boys might have their own “Entourage,” but these women are doing just fine with this posse of their own. Just be warned though, if you hang with them, you’ll probably be TMI-ed with personal info…just as if you were hanging out with your girlfriends.