DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson Addresses Lack of Female Representation
We don’t know who you are, anonymous attendee at Time Warner’s annual shareholders meeting (held yesterday), but bravo for voicing the following: “I would challenge you that there are simply not enough in-creative-control women at Warner Bros. that can develop [female characters] in ways that appeal to the audience.”
Whoever you are, we love you.
Kudos, too, to DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, who addressed Shareholder Man directly, and gave us some things to feel hopeful about. According to her, DC is “very conscious” of the female representation issue, both in creative staff and creative product.
At DC Entertainment, we talk frequently about how we heighten the presence of female storytellers and creators with our comic books — digital and physical. How do we bring the female characters to light more?
Nelson continued by saying that more female characters are planned for both TV and film, and suggested that good things are yet to come.
We have more work to do. But I think if we talk again in a couple of years, you’ll be pleased with the results.
I know, it’s not the same as, say, confirmation of a Wonder Woman movie, but…what’s that? There’s a rumor going around that a solo film will be announced at SDCC? Well, then. Cross your fingers.