Women Vs Hollywood with Helen O'Hara

Helen O'Hara & Stripped Media

Women in Hollywood seem to have it all. They’re rich, successful and usually gorgeous to boot. But look closer and you’ll see that even these apparently blessed people are fighting an uphill battle against sexism. The revelations of #metoo and #timesup shook Hollywood to its foundations – but behind that obviously appalling sexual predation and low pay there’s an entire, insidious belief system designed to keep women sidelined in filmmaking: they comprise fewer than 20% of lead characters and only about 10% of directors. In a good year. The figures for LGBTQ+ women, non-white women and women with disabilities are far, far worse.Women Vs Hollywood is a new podcast that aims to explore how and why we got into this situation, and how we can make moviemaking more representative for everyone. Isn’t it embarrassing that there are fewer female screenwriters now than there were in the silent era? How can we still be arguing about whether women can lead action movies, when they led enormously successful action serials in the 1910s?With the help of a fascinating roster of filmmakers, actors and experts, film journalist host Helen O’Hara aims to delve into the real problems faced by women in the film industry. Based on her non-fiction book of the same name, a Radio 4 Book Of The Week earlier this year, O’Hara and guests examine how far sexism in Hollywood goes, and how to change the picture.

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In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by actress and founder of Primetime Victoria Emslie, film financier Jasmin Morrison, and Laura Grange, who is Head of Acquisitions at a major broadcaster. Helen asks her guests how things are changing for the better in the film industry, especially in terms of finance, distribution, and diversity on set. They also discuss what we still need to do to make sure that things continue to improve in the future. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Victoria Emslie (she/her): @monhublot on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4990981/ Jasmin Morrison (she/her)Find out more about her work at https://www.soulcognition.com/ Laura Grange (she/her)Find out more about her work at https://uk.linkedin.com/in/laura-grange-93554065 This week’s recommended films were: Polisse (2011), directed by Maïwenn (recommended by Laura Grange).Two For the Road (1967), directed by Stanley Donen (recommended by Jasmin Morrison).Daisies (1966), directed by Vera Chytilová (recommended by Victoria Emslie).You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/   You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 9

45 min 56 sec

In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by investigative journalist Lucy Osborne, film historian Shelley Stamp, and actress Jessica Regan to discuss the impact of the #MeToo movement on Hollywood and society at large. We’ll hear how far back sexual abuse in Hollywood goes, what impact it has on women in the film industry, and what we can do to make things better. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Jessica Regan (she/her): @itsjessregan on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/jessica-regan  Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://people.ucsc.edu/~stamp/research/Shelley_Stamp/Home.html  Lucy Osborne (she/her): @Lucy_Osborne on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.theguardian.com/profile/lucy-osborne This week’s recommended films were: On the Record (2020), directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (recommended by Lucy Osborne).You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2

35 min 17 sec

You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 26

42 min 1 sec

In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by economist Dr Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez, academic Susan Kemp, and actor Jessica Regan to talk about the gender pay gap between men and women in Hollywood. You’ll hear about research into Hollywood’s wage inequality, how society dictates the value we place on ourselves, and our guests’ personal experiences of the gender pay gap. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Dr Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez (she/her)Find out more about her work at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2019/10/28/the-unexplained-25-wage-gap-between-male-and-female-hollywood-actors/ Susan Kemp (she/her): @kempiefilmy on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://susan-kemp.com/Jessica Regan (she/her): @itsjessregan on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/jessica-regan This week’s recommended films were:Hidden Figures (2016), directed by Theodore Melfi; Suffragette (2015), directed by Sarah GavronYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 19

35 min 53 sec

In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by film critics Anna Smith, Simran Hans and Rebecca Harrison to discuss the impact of film criticism on the movie industry. You’ll hear about our guests’ experiences as female film critics, great critics of the past like Pauline Kael, and also how things are slowly beginning to improve for marginalised folks in film criticism. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Anna Smith (she/her): @annasmithjourno on Twitter Find out more about her work at http://annasmithjourno.com/ Simran Hans (she/her): @heavier_things on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.simranhans.com/Rebecca Harrison (she/her): @BeccaEHarrison on TwitterFind out more about her work at http://www.writingonreels.uk/ This week’s recommended films were:Leave No Trace (2018), directed by Debra Granik, recommended by Anna SmithWanda (1971), directed by Barbra Louden, recommended by Simran HansYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 12

29 min 14 sec

EPISODE 5 - STUDIO ERAIn this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Shelley Stamp and Susan Kemp to discuss the Studio Era, which began in the early 1920s and lasted until the end of the 1940s. The studio system was designed to treat film as a factory product, and it had a huge impact on women, people of colour, and LGBTQ+ people in Hollywood. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://people.ucsc.edu/~stamp/research/Shelley_Stamp/Home.html Susan Kemp (she/her): @kempiefilmy on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://susan-kemp.com/This week’s recommended films were:Not Wanted (1949), directed by Ida Lupino (recommended by Shelley Stamp)The Day I Became A Woman (2000), directed by Marzieh Makhmalbaf; Locked-Up Time (1990), directed by Sibylle Shönemann (recommended by Susan Kemp) You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oct 5

31 min 23 sec

Helen O’Hara is joined by Phyllida Lloyd, Tina Gharavi, Amy Adrion, Sarah Grant and Cathy Brady to discuss their experiences as female directors. We’ll hear about their struggles, their triumphs, and their hopes for the future. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Phyllida Lloyd (she/her): @PhyllidaLloyd on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.herself.film/home/ Tina Gharavi (she/her): @Gharavi on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://bridgeandtunnelproductions.com/ Amy Adrion (she/her): @amyadrion on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.halfthepicture.com/ Sarah Grant (she/her): @SGrantCreative on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.sarahgrantcreative.com/ Cathy Brady (she/her): @Cathy_Brady on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/elevate/cathy-brady This week’s recommended films were:Valley Girl (1983), directed by Martha Coolidge, recommended by Amy AdrionThe Decline of Western Civilization (1981), directed by Penelope Spheeris, recommended by Amy AdrionAlexandra (2007), directed by Alexander Sokurov, recommended by Phyllida LloydThe House is Black (1963), directed by Forugh Farrokhzad, recommended by Tina GharaviDiary of a Teenage Girl (2015), directed by Marielle Heller, recommended by Sarah GrantYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track TribeSFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 28

51 min 42 sec

EPISODE 3 - SILENT MOVIESIn this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Radha Vatsal, Shelley Stamp and Pamela Hutchinson, to discuss the very beginning of the film industry, and the women who found success in the Silent Era. Surprisingly, women often had better opportunities to make it in the movie business in the early 1900s than they would in later decades. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Radha Vatsal (she/her): @RadhaVatsal on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.radhavatsal.com/ Shelley Stamp (she/her): @StampShelley on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://people.ucsc.edu/~stamp/research/Shelley_Stamp/Home.html Pamela Hutchinson (she/her): @PamHutch on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://pamhutch.wordpress.com/ This week’s recommended films were:The Women Film Pioneers Project, recommended by Radha Vatsal https://wfpp.columbia.edu/ (Helen Holmes and Tsuru Aoki, recommended by Helen O’Hara)Suspense (1913), directed by Lois Weber, recommended by Pamela Hutchinson https://youtu.be/gCOk5jVaJNo You can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/  You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/  Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; The Cascades – E’s Jammy Jams; Peacefully – E’s Jammy Jams; Book Bag – E’s Jammy Jams; Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Jazz Piano Bar – Doug Maxwell/Media Right ProductionsSFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/  If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 21

35 min 28 sec

In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by Clare Binns, Holly Tarquini, Sophie Monks Kaufman and Tricia Tuttle, to discuss the impact of festivals on women in the film industry. They’ll explore the ways that festivals have excluded women in the past, and the ways that women are fighting for better representation today. You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Tricia Tuttle (she/her): @TriciaTuttle on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.bfi.org.uk/flare Holly Tarquini (she/her): @hollytarq on Twitter Find out more about her work at https://filmbath.org.uk/ Clare Binns (she/her): @ClareLBinns on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.bifa.film/people/clare-binns/ Sophie Monks Kaufman (she/her): @sopharsogood on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.sophiemonkskaufman.com/   This week’s recommended films were:The films of Joanna Hogg and Chloe Zhao, recommended by Tricia TuttleOne Night in Miami (2020), directed by Regina King, recommended by Holly TarquiniProxima (2019), directed by Alice Winocour, recommended by Clare BinnsYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him) Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/ Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through the Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license SFX: stefan021 via freesound.org If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 14

45 min 50 sec

Welcome to the very first episode of Women Vs Hollywood, in which Helen O’Hara explores the glamorous world of Awards. With the help of Amy Gustin, Tom Salinksy and Jessica Regan, she’ll discuss why female filmmakers are often overlooked at awards ceremonies, and how things may be changing for the better.   You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.Comments? Questions? Talk about the show on your social media platform of choice using #WomenVsHollywood.Our Guests This Week Were:Amy Gustin (she/her): @AmyGustin on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.bifa.film/people/amy-gustin/   Tom Salinsky (he/him) Find out more about his work at https://bestpickpod.com/ Jessica Regan (she/her): @itsjessregan on TwitterFind out more about her work at https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/jessica-regan This week’s recommended films were:Rare Beasts (2019), directed by Billie Piper, recommended by Amy GustinA New Leaf (1971), directed by Elaine May, recommended by Tom SalinskyTitus Andronicus (1999), directed by Julie Taymor, recommended by Jessica ReganYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him)Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through the Park – TrackTribeSFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 7

40 min 8 sec

The trailer for the brand new podcast "Women Vs Hollywood" - a companion to the book of the same name by Helen O'Hara. Subscribe now and tell your friendsYou can purchase Women vs Hollywood in the UK, here: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the UK, here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can purchase the audiobook of Women vs Hollywood on Audible in the US, here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Women-vs-Hollywood-Audiobook/ You can pre-order Women vs Hollywood in the US, here: http://bookshop.org/books/women-vs-hollywood-the-fall-and-rise-of-women-in-film/ Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him)Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through the Park – TrackTribeSFX: stefan021 via freesound.org Find out more about Stripped Media and our other shows on our website, here: https://stripped.media/our-podcasts/If you enjoyed this episode, please consider giving us a five star review on iTunes or your Podcatcher of choice, and telling your friends and family about the show. Word of mouth is still the best way to market any podcast, and every little helps! From the whole team at Women vs Hollywood: thank you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sep 3

44 sec

Helen spoke with the director of "Godmothered" - Sharon Maguire!If you missed the talk of "Godmothered" make sure you listen to episode 2 where Helen talked about the film in-depth with Kate Herron and Kat Brown 🎄.If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHaraThis pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

31 min 32 sec

Kate Herron and Kat Brown join Helen for the last full episode of 2020 to talk about Elf and Godmothered!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @AliPlumb and @BethKWebbThis pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

54 min 2 sec

Helen invites Maria Lewis and Hanna Flint to the podcast to chat about Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special and White Christmas and ponder whether "All I Want for Christmas" was the last GREAT Christmas song?If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara.This pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

Helen had the chance to speak with the director of "Jingle Jangle" - David E. Talbert!If you missed the earlier discussion of "Jingle Jangle" make sure you listen to episode 2 where Helen talked about the film in-depth with Ashanti Omkar and Amon Warmann 😃.If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHaraThis pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

14 min 14 sec

Anna Smith and Olly Richards join Helen to chat about this year's Christmas film "Happiest Season" and compare it with the 1995 'classic', "While You Were Sleeping".If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @AliPlumb and @annasmithjournoThis pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

48 min 3 sec

Ali Plumb and Beth Webb join Helen to chat about The Christmas Chronicles 2 and The Santa Clause! Does each generation get the Santa we deserve? And what does the difference between these two say about us?If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @AliPlumb and @BethKWebbThis pod was edited by Ben Williams and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

55 min 11 sec

Helen invites Pamela and Phil to talk Operation Christmas Drop and Joyeux NoelDid Phil and Pamela draw the short straw with Christmas films?What's it like to spend Christmas away from home?Can you compare Christmas films to mulled wine?Is "It's a Wonderful Life" too happy?Listen now to find out!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @PhilDeSemlyen and @PamHutchThis pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

1 hr

Sam and Chris join Helen to talk about Fred Claus and Noelle and try to answer the following questionsWhat should be your "second" Christmas meat?How long does it take for a Christmas film take to cross the Atlantic Ocean?Can Santa's siblings save Christmas?Where is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @ChrisHewitt and @Sam_ClementsThis pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 5 min

Caroline and Clarisse join Helen to discuss the Trading Places and The Princess Switch 2 and hopefully answer the following questions:What is Clarisse's favourite time of the year for movies?How well has "Trading Places" dated?Should they have made "The Princess Switch 2"?Does Dan Ackroyd dressed as a filthy Santa Claus count?Listen now to find out!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @Czaroline and @clarisselouThis pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Ian and Tom join Helen to discuss the delightful "Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" and the, well, less delightful "Star Wars Holiday Special" as well as other Star Wars and Yuletide fun.Does the original Star Wars Holiday Special make any sense?Does the Lego Star Wars Holiday special make up for the nonsense of the first one?Does time have any meaning?Listen now to find out!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @MrIanFreer and @TomJBeasleyThis pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2020

53 min 2 sec

Ashanti, Amon and Helen discuss the miraculous "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Jingle Jangle" as well as other holiday and yuletide fun.Why release a Christmas movie in June?Was there ever an Oscar worthy Santa performance?Who has the best Christmas spread?Is "Miracle on 34th Street" realistic?Listen now to find out!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and her guests @ashantiOmkar and @awarmannThis pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2020

54 min 56 sec

Cathy Cullen and Kat Brown join Helen O'Hara to compare and discuss how "Christmassy" the films "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Christmas on the Square" really are!Do they even like Christmas Movies?Is this where Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street got their names?Who had only watched the second half of "It's a Wonderful Life" and thought it was the whole film?Listen to find out!If you’ve enjoyed listening to “BAH HUMBUG” please take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show. If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free, and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to read or hear more from Helen you can pre-order her book "Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film" which comes out in February 2021. Helen O'Hara is also on the Empire podcast every week and hosts the Podcast "His Darker Materials" to coincide with the BBC/HBO TV drama "His Dark Materials".You can find Helen on Twitter @HelenLOHara, and guests at @KatBrown and @thecinemile.This pod was edited by Ben Williams, and produced by Tom Whalley, Dave Corkery and Kobi Omenaka. If you want to know more about this podcast and others produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out more or email producers@Stripped.media See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Dec 2020

1 hr

Welcome to "Bah Humbug: A Christmas Movie Podcast" with Helen O'Hara!If you love Christmas films and want to hear Helen and guests talk about both Golden Oldies and Modern Classics, subscribe now to get the first episodes in your podcast feed.If you'd like to know more about this podcast, and others produced by Stripped Media, please visit www.Stripped.media or email Producers@Stripped.Media to find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Nov 2020

1 min 5 sec