It’s starting to slow down in my windowless corner of the marketing office, which unfortunately means I don’t have much to tell you right now.
That said, today I stumbled on an uber-awesome Stephens blog, and I’m so ashamed it’s taken me this long to find it. It’s the Citizen Jane Film Festival blog, and it’s great.
Citizen Jane, for those who don’t know (hi Mom) is the annual film festival held on campus that features the works of women in film. Which is actually a dismal percentage. Women are seriously under-represented in the film industry, but I’m going to tell you all about that at a future time.
Or actually, you can read some of the grim stats on the CJFF blog. While depressing, the blog actually provides some optimism. Because if Nichelle Nichols could stick out the bigotry she faced during her years as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek — the first black woman to have a good role on a major TV show –and pave the way not only for future black entertainers but also female astronauts, today’s women in film will no doubt be the pioneers who blaze the trails for future females in film.
Anyway, take a minute to browse the CJFF blog…I’m linking you to the classic view, but the blog is so fancy you can also view it in picture, magazine or mosaic form.
And speaking of film, those of you on campus should mark your calenders for tomorrow after work. That’s when Kate Berneking Kogut and Steph Borkland are hosting their Blue Jean Gala fundraiser to support their film “I Am One.” You probably already have–we’ve gotten, what, five email reminders about it?–but anyway you should swing by. See you there.