Sunday September 26, 2010


Workshop and symposium on art and the impact of women in media



he digital revolution and a turbulent 21st century political and economic landscape have contributed to a dramatic upheaval in the media landscape.

The new digital economy is radically re-writing the artistic, technological, political, regulatory and economic landscape of Canada.


In this era of perpetual technological transformation and massive corporate consolidation, why have the previous gains made by women begun to flat-line? This gathering explores the empirical and theoretical reasons why the position of women may even be said to be deteriorating. Women continue to be seriously under-represented both behind the camera and on screen in the media industry around the world. At the same time, the boom of social media, increased flexibility and an emphasis on creative skills are promising unprecedented opportunities for women.


It's time to create a vibrant, innovative and equitable media landscape for the 21st century. This is the place to start. SexMoneyMedia 2010 is an international, cross-disciplinary workshop and symposium that will take place October 14-16, 2010 at the Segal Graduate School of Business and Harbour Centre at Simon Fraser

University in Vancouver, BC.


The workshop will feature a wide range of themes from regulatory and policy issues, digital media, political economy, media convergence, media economics, labour conditions, gender and gaming, and the future of independent artists, Chinese filmmaking and the history of women inventors, aboriginal filmmaking, and many others.


Confirmed plenary speakers include DR. ROSALIND GILL, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at the Centre for Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's College London; DR. SARA DIAMOND, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design; DR. ALEXANDRA JUHASZ, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont CA; MADELINE DI NONNO, Executive Director of the Geena Davis Foundation for Gender and Media, DR. STACEY SMITH, Associate Professor of Entertainment at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California; and many others.


The fee for the 2- day workshop is $250 Cdn + HST or Student Registration (with valid ID) is $125 Cdn + HST. This includes full access to the scheduled panels as well as the keynote address and industry reception on the evening of October 14, 2010.


In addition, SexMoneyMedia 2010 is also offering an extra day of Master Classes and Workshops on October 14, 2010 to film industry professionals including a "Documentary Storytelling" with Jennifer Baischwal and "Visual Research and Clearances" with Elizabeth Klinck and a Directing Master class featuring renowned directors Ingrid Veninger, Rachel Talalay and others. For more information and to register visit:


Unable to attend? Consider sending a student in your place and give another woman an opportunity to participate. E-mail here or call 778-782-7978 for more information about sponsoring a student delegate.


SEXMONEYMEDIA is a presentation of Women in View, Simon Fraser University, Center for Policy Studies in Culture & Communities, OCAD University and Women in Film and Television Vancouver. Presented with the generous support of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, The City of Vancouver, British Columbia Film, Telefilm Canada, and in partnership with CBC Television and the The Canadian Film Centre - Media Lab.


Women in View is an ongoing initiative by a coalition of independent artists and professionals alarmed at glaring gender inequities in film and media.


For more information about registration, event details please visit or call our office at 778-782-7978 or e-mail here.


Note: Thanks to Janine Bandcroft, Editor of Victoria Street Newz for the submission.


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