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Indie ReframedWomen's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema$
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Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber, and Michele Schreiber

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474403924

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Indie Reframed
Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, Michele Schreiber
Edinburgh University Press

In April 2015 the tumblr account ‘Shit People Say to Women Directors’ debuted online and promptly went viral. Cataloguing anonymous stories of sexism and inequity encountered by female practitioners working on film sets around the world, the space was ‘designed for catharsis and to raise awareness about the barriers women face in the film industry’ and instantly identified some common themes in discrimination – named elsewhere by Mynette Louie, president of the female-focused Gamechanger Films, to include ‘the babysitting barrier’, ‘the mini-me problem’, ‘knee-jerk disrespect’ and ‘spotty solidarity’ (...

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