Martha M. Lauzen is executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film and on the film and television faculty at San Diego State University. The center conducts an extensive agenda of original research on women working on screen and behind the scenes in film and television. Lauzen is the author of annual studies of women working in film (The Celluloid Ceiling) and television (Boxed In), as well as numerous articles examining women’s employment patterns and representation.
As this year’s Academy Award nominations show, men still dominate both in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood. The author of the It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World report explains that change is possible—but only if we keep the pressure on. More »
The author, a leading expert on women in the film industry, introduces new research that goes beyond the numbers, revealing the quality of films’ portrayals of women. More »
As Hollywood awards season ramps up, the author of the Celluloid Ceiling report examines why the numbers of women behind the scenes remain frustratingly low. More »
The author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling report looks beyond the awards season coverage to tell us how Hollywood is treating women professionals—and audience members. More »
The author, the leading expert on the status of women working in film and television, has good news about women's progress in directing documentary films. Her question: are indie women in the pipeline to top Hollywood jobs? More »
The author of annual studies of women working in film and prime-time TV updates a classic consciousness-raising article as a 2012 reality check. More »
Women's absence from Best Director nominees only reflects the industry's dismal hiring statistics, as demonstrated in the author's annual Celluloid Ceiling study. More »