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#7 - Pay Gap

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.


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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 Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://susan-kemp.com/


Jessica Regan (she/her): @itsjessregan on Twitter

Find 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 Gavron


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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 


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