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13. November 2022
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TATORTE 2022 – Eine gemischte Zwischenbilanz

TATORTE 2022 – Eine gemischte Zwischenbilanz Prolog: Polizeiruf 110 TATORTE hinter der Kamera: 6-Gewerke-Check TATORTE hinter der Kamera: 2 von 6 TATORT-Städte im 6-Gewerke-Vergleich Was fehlt? Wer fehlt? Wer leidet? Wer stirbt? TATORT-Fälle Ludwigshafen Göttingen Kiel und Wiesbaden TATORT-Programmbeschwerde von … Continue reading

6. October 2022
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Series Report 2022 in English at WCOS in København

The World Conference of Screenwriters 2022 (WCOS) is held in Copenhagen on 5 and 6 October 2022, organized by the Danske Dramatikere / Danish Writers Guild. It is the 5th biennial conference for professional screenwriters from around the world, which … Continue reading

25. July 2022
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When is it a good Story?

When is it a good Story? – German Film Awards for Screenplay 22 Lola for the Best Screenplay Lola for the Best Unfilmed Screenplay Acceptance Speech “But at Second Glance…” When is it a Good Story? Cobbler, Stick to your … Continue reading

6. June 2022
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TATORT Sammlung

TATORT-Texte und Krimi-Analysen, von neu zu älter Kürzlich, am 23.5.22, wurde ich von der Journalistin Gesa Ufer im Deutschlandradio Kultur für die Sendung Kompressor interviewt. Das Gespräch gibt es zum Nachhören auf der DLF-Webseite (Warum Kommissarinnen häufig sterben müssen). Und … Continue reading

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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