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16. May 2022
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Serienstudie (Series Report) 2022

Series Report 2022 Who wrote the German Series from 2017 to 2021? Study on the participation of female writers in the creative areas of script writers, creators, showrunners and headwriters of publically funded and non-funded German series for streamers or … Continue reading

24. January 2022
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3-Departments-Check for Twelve German Film Festivals, 2019-21

12 Film Festivals 2019-21: Share of Women Directors, Writers and Cinematographers in Competitions To start the year, I would like to present a film festival analysis. It deals with the proportions of women in directing, scripts and cinematography – the … Continue reading

13. December 2021
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Strong Woman, Punch her in the Face!

Making Women Characters suffer on Television Warning: this text is about, among other things, violence against women portrayed on television. Warning: some of the photographs used may cause unpleasant feelings. I recently read the appeal by Liz Tucker, Chair of … Continue reading

29. November 2021
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Old Women. Visibility. Part III

Here is the last episode of my Old Women. Visibility. Trilogy. Old Women, visible. Made younger. In Part I from Oct. 29 I mentioned, among other things, that it is not uncommon to rejuvenate characters in film and television through … Continue reading

Old Women. Visibility. Part II

1. November 2021 by SchspIN

From our Society – Older Visible Women

A few days ago I wrote in the text Old Women. Visibility. Part I that I would compile and publish a gallery of “older and old women from real life. You can now view it here, either as a general overview, or click through the portraits individually and read the German explanations under the pictures: Name, age in the photo, profession and photographer:in / Common Licence. This information should also appear when you move your mouse over the pictures (the photos also function as an occupation game, which is why I have added the occupation to the female politicians).

As I said, there are many female politicians, on the one hand quite banal, because they are so easy to find as a larger group of older women in Wikipedia, with public domain photos. But there are also other women, I have, for example, looked through the lists of the Order of Merit Ribbon Awards – which are mostly made up of men, but a few women have also been awarded. Most of them have an entry in Wikipedia, but many without a picture. And women scientists, writers and a few actresses and a few under 40 are there too.

What I haven’t done is to make a percentage distribution of all possible population groups. But I think the pictures are already much more diverse in terms of older women than those who populate German fictional TV.

As a reminder: “Since they are mostly official photos or photos of professional appearances, the women were of course also made up and the pictures were certainly also edited, which is perfectly okay.” Nevertheless, they look different from PR photos of older actresses.

We Should be seeing Women like These on Fictional TV Programmes

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29. October 2021
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Old Women. Visibility. Part I

Yesterday I was standing at the checkout in an organic supermarket. The cashier asked the customer in front of me if she had a student card – that must have given her a discount. The woman went completely berserk with … Continue reading

15. September 2021
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Not bad if you like Men Productions: German TV Awards 21

The German Television Awards 21 – Nominations, Fictional Formats Last week, a colleague from Cologne drew my attention to this year’s nominations for the German Television Prize, which will be awarded tomorrow, September 16, in Cologne. In response, I looked … Continue reading

26. July 2021
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Filmfest München 21: New German Cinema & TV Movies

From July 1 to 10, 2021, this year’s Munich Film Festival took place, for real, in an open-air edition. Four awards were announced in advance, Senta Berger and Robin Wright received the CineMerit Award, Franka Potente the Margot Hielscher Award … Continue reading

18. July 2021
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Babylon Testosterone, Generously Funded

I’m getting so tired of it. Why are feature films and television drama still so often produced without women, why does a menmenmen series get several million €€€ from public film funding, in addition to the million €€€ of a … Continue reading