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It's an understatement to say that Kylee Wall's article "Sexism in Post: Sometimes It's What You Think, Sometimes Not" has been the most talked-about story recently posted at Creative COW. It has sparked conversations on social media, on other websites, among vendors and manufacturers across the industry, and will be the topic of a panel at the NAB Show 2015.

Zack Arnold
Zack Arnold, editor of Empire, Burn Notice, Glee, and more.
Among the people adding to the conversation is Zack Arnold, editor of shows including Empire, Burn Notice and Glee, and host of the popular Fitness in Post podcast."Fitness" might make you think of lifting weights or running a mile or following a healthy diet, but just as important as physical exercise is mental wellness, including personal happiness and inclusiveness in the workplace. Zack felt that Kylee's article was a natural fit for that aspect of Fitness in Post.

Kylee is joined by Siân Fever -- like Kylee, a working editor -- to discuss the vast gender gap in post-production jobs despite the even gender split in media production classes, the challenges faced by women seeking to work in highly technical roles today, and how gender parity in post-production can benefit everyone.

Their conversation is carefully nuanced, neutral, thorough, insightful, and provocative. You'll definitely want to hear more. Read on...


Part 1
In Part 1 of this 2-part interview, Zack talks to Kylee and Siân Fever, both working editors, about the gender gap in post despite the even gender split in media production classes, and the challenges faced by women seeking to work in highly technical roles today.

Kylee and Siân also discuss wage disparities and harassment, the impact of the visibility of women in editing jobs and the media, what needs to happen to make gender parity a reality in the industry – and why it should be a priority for everyone.


Kylee Wall and Siân Fever



http://www.fitnessinpost.com/24-transcript/

Part 2
Continuing the conversation from Part 1, Zack discusses the vast gender gap in post production with editors Kylee and Siân. They also discuss wage disparities and harassment, the impact of the visibility of women in editing jobs and the media, what needs to happen to make gender parity a reality in the industry – and why it should be a priority for everyone. Ultimately, Siân and Kylee don't place specific blame for the fact just 18% of editors on the top Hollywood films of 2014 were women, but they seek to urge individuals to take responsibility for the problem by taking action: seeking out women, placing women in visible roles, and changing institutionalized sexism that goes undetected much of the time.



http://www.fitnessinpost.com/25-transcript/










BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS Article and podcast summaries are necessarily brief and blunt. Kylee's article, on the other hand, is carefully considered, and presented in a thorough, neutral, and nuanced manner. She, Siân, and Zack are also likewise careful, thorough, neutral and nuanced in their lengthy conversation. Please do NOT simply respond to the summaries here. Instead, please read the article and listen to the interviews in order to further the discussion, while also keeping it on-topic.

Here again is the link to Kylee's article, "Sexism in Post: Sometimes It's What You Think, Sometimes Not."

Also, if you would prefer to read the transcripts of Zack Arnold's interviews with Kylee and Siân Fever, you can find the transcript to Part 1 here, and the transcript to Part 2 here.

That said, we do indeed heartily invite your contributions to moving the conversation forward! Thanks to Zack Arnold and Fitness in Post for allowing us to repost his interviews here.





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