Jessica P. Ogilvie

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Whites, Camera, Action: How Can Hollywood Unions Promote Diversity?

For years, Maria Giese has been stirring up trouble at the Directors Guild of America. Unapologetically outspoken, the seasoned director has long insisted that something untoward has been happening behind the doors of the venerable Hollywood union. In regard to disrupting the status quo that perpetuates Hollywood's lack of diversity,......
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Namaste, Bitches Is the Girls of Yoga

Yoga culture in Los Angeles is paradoxically vicious. All over the city, there are women and men with mats slung snugly over their shoulders who silently judge each other for wearing the wrong pants, going to the wrong studio or doing yoga for the wrong reasons. In an ancient practice......
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How Hollywood Keeps Out the Stories of Women and Girls

When screenwriter Phyllis Nagy first read Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt in 1995, she knew she wanted to tell its story on the big screen. Centered on the romantic relationship between two women in 1950s America, it paints a portrait of star-crossed love focused on female protagonists. “The three......
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