Elle's Women in Hollywood issue is out. The online component includes audio excerpts from a fascinating panel with the likes of Nora Ephron, Laura Zisken and Universal's President of Production Donna Langley. They also interview Nikki Finke, who writes her Deadline Hollywood column for LA Weekly and expands on it at Deadline Hollywood Daily.
Salon's Rebecca Traister gives a fuller transcript from the panel (which she attended) and the state of women in film. Her take? "More women than ever write, direct and produce movies. But we're in a period in which their on-screen stock is falling."
Traister opens her article with Finke's report that Warner Brothers' production pres Jeff Robinov has declared "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead."
SO much to chew on here. Which is the whole point of this blog...