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Olivia Wilde Has an Idea to Increase Women's Presence in Filmmaking

Olivia Wilde Has an Idea to Increase Women's Presence in Filmmaking

Olivia Wilde wears a bold pink sweater to the 2020 MAKERS Conference on Tuesday (February 11) in Los Angeles.

While in conversation with Katie Couric, the 35-year-old actress and director opened up about her ideas to bring more women to sets and hiring them over seasoned men.

“In order to change those numbers, we have to change how people are hired,” Olivia started. “When anyone in a position of power who is basing their decisions on resumes what they will end up doing is perpetuating the system because when women haven’t been given as many opportunities to take on leadership roles as men, their resumes are not as long.”

She continues, “I’m now in a position of hiring say production designers, I can look at a resume of a man who has done tons of movies and won awards and he seems like a more valuable option than the woman, who might be brilliant and have a great take on the concept , but her resume looks so thin next to the guy.”

Olivia added that if “we continue to do that, we will perpetuate the system.”

Olivia was one of the many female directors making an impact in film making over the past year.

FYI: Olivia is wearing a kate spade new york skirt.

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