Terry’s Picks: Under Pressure, Reverse Renaissance, Hollywood Power

Under pressure: Reese Witherspoon talked to Entertainment Weekly about how, due to lack of opportunities and added scrutiny, women directors aren’t allowed to fail.

Reverse Renaissance: A new study from the Writers Guild of America shows that “progress has been slow at best for women and minority writers in an era of television renaissance, while film sector stagnation has witnessed either anemic advances or actual reversals of fortune for groups of writers that remain woefully underrepresented in both sectors.” This has to get better or we have to take action. We have to make the studios and companies that are not hiring women feel some pain.

Hollywood power: TV/film power players used their influence for good this week and put pressure on Georgia’s governor to veto an anti-gay bill, threatening to move upcoming productions to different states should it pass.