Reporting for The New York Times (May 12, 2015), Cara Buckley writes:
"Grumblings that Hollywood is a man’s world have percolated for decades and are borne out in grim figures: Women directed only 4 percent of top-grossing films over the last dozen years. Now this apparent truism is being challenged as a violation of civil rights.
"On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate the hiring practices of major Hollywood studios, networks and talent agencies for what the organization described as rampant and intentional gender discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors.
" 'Women directors aren’t working on an even playing field and aren’t getting a fair opportunity to succeed,' said Melissa Goodman, director of the LGBT, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California. 'Gender discrimination is illegal. And, really, Hollywood doesn't get this free pass when it comes to civil rights and gender discrimination.' "
While the ACLU is using anti-discrimination laws to fighting hiring biases in the entertainment industry, the women in Hollywood Witches have turned to the supernatural to achieve gender parity at the studios.
Read about their witchy exploits -- and the tabloid reporters who struggle to expose their wiccan schemes -- in the 2010 novel that preceded the current controversy!