Women Occupy Hollywood

26 08, 2017

WEHO Women’s Equality Day Ivana Massetti Speech

By | August 26th, 2017|Press, Uncategorized, Women Occupy Hollywood, Women Rights|0 Comments

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WEHO Women’s Equality Day – 8/18/17

Speech by Ivana Massetti
writer-director-producer & Women Occupy Hollywood Founder

Tonight we are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which grants women the right to vote.

Thank you to the City of WEHO for giving us the opportunity to get together and watch the important film Equal Means Equal, by the director/activist Kamala Lopez.

Let these words sink in.
Equal Means Equal

In the United States of America, WOMEN ARE NOT GUARANTEED EQUAL RIGHTS by the Constitution.

As you saw in the film, the ERA did pass in 35 States, now 36.

For the first time since 1979, one more state, […]

24 03, 2017

March 26th, 2017 Rally & Walk for Equality & the #ERA

By | March 24th, 2017|Press, Uncategorized, Women Occupy Hollywood, Women Rights|0 Comments

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My name is Ivana Massetti and I’m the founder of Women Occupy Hollywood. I’m a writer-director-producer of films and television.

I was always a feminist and an activist, but I decided to do more for women when I witnessed first-hand the cruel gender inequality that plagues the movie and TV industry in Hollywood. Women are almost completely absent from the cultural NARRATIVE in this country.

Only 4% of the top 1,114 Hollywood films in the past 10 years were directed by women, despite the fact that 50% of film school graduates are WOMEN. In other words, there is no issue of availability or capability of women that justifies that number.

Very few women write movies, direct movies […]

8 03, 2017

March 8 International Women’s Day A #DayWithoutAWoman

By | March 8th, 2017|Press, Women Occupy Hollywood|0 Comments


On January 21 We Marched. On March 8 We Strike.

On March 8 We Support a #DayWithoutAWoman continuing our partnership with the Women’s March on Washington and the Women’s March all over America.

On March 8 We Stand Up and We Strike.

On International Women’s Day We Celebrate Women All over the Country & We Stand Up for Women’s Rights. Our Rights. 

On March 8 #WeStrikeFor Women’s Rights Are Human Rights. #WeStrikeFor Equal Rights for Women Guaranteed by the Constitution. #WeStrikeFor Ratifying the ERA. #WeStrikeFor […]

22 02, 2017

Women Occupy Hollywood & Equal Means Equal Take a Stand against #OscarsSoMale

By | February 22nd, 2017|Press, Women Occupy Hollywood|0 Comments

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Women Occupy Hollywood & Equal Means Equal Take a Stand against #OscarsSoMale with a Pre-Oscars week of Events & Screenings of the Women’s Rights Documentary Equal Means Equal to Highlight Persistent Sex Discrimination in Hollywood.

In answer to #OscarsSoMale again in 2017, Kamala Lopez, filmmaker and activist, and Ivana Massetti, writer-director and Founder of Women Occupy Hollywood, have organized a series of screenings of Lopez’s award-winning documentary EQUAL MEANS EQUAL to let American audiences know that WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE NOT GUARANTEED EQUAL RIGHTS BY THE CONSTITUTION. This lack of equal rights for women is reflected in every field in America, including the entertainment industry.

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look […]

7 11, 2016

Interview with Amy Adrion Director of the Doc ‘HALF THE PICTURE’

By | November 7th, 2016|Interviews, Women Occupy Hollywood|0 Comments


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Amy Adrion is the director and producer of the documentary “HALF THE PICTURE” about gender bias against women directors in the entertainment industry. She started her film ten months ago when the debate about women directors was extremely hot. Now we are at the end of 2016 and the data revealed by several institutions is still very depressing. It looks like not so much has changed despite the noise.

So many programs, panels, studies, summits are dedicated to this topic but women directors are still largely unemployed. We don’t know the results of the EEOC investigation yet and we look forward to hearing them.

Women directors still fight to get their first, second and third films off the ground. Many of them refuse to ask […]

13 09, 2016

Interview with Susan McMartin Writer of the Film ‘MR. CHURCH’

By | September 13th, 2016|Interviews, Women Occupy Hollywood|0 Comments

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Before that night when I sat down at the Soho House for the screening of the film “MR. CHURCH”, I had spoken with Susan McMartin just once. During the Tribeca Film Festival we had a conversation on the phone regarding the script she had written ten years earlier becoming a film with such a huge star as Eddie Murphy as the protagonist.

On the phone I had already gotten a glimpse of a special person and a gifted writer, but I wasn’t ready for what happened that night in that exclusive screening room when the lights went off and the opening credits of Mr. Church started to scroll down the screen.

Almost immediately I was emotionally gripped in the story of a little girl, a sick mother and the man sent by an old lover […]

8 03, 2016

Join the Movement

By | March 8th, 2016|Women Occupy Hollywood|0 Comments

In the United States of America, WOMEN ARE NOT GUARANTEED EQUAL RIGHTS by the Constitution.

Every day there are discriminatory injustices committed against women. Many people are under the illusion that our open-minded, emancipated, advanced society has already granted women equal protection under the law. But that is NOT TRUE!

The ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), dating back to 1923, which grants Equal Rights to Women in America, isn’t an Amendment to the Constitution yet because, though it passed in 35 States in the 70’s, it has never passed in the 38 States FINAL WOH logo 5required for the Amendment to be ratified.

And even though the Amendment has been presented to Congress every year and never passed, it has disappeared from the consciousness of America, and much of the younger generation doesn’t even know that this rights don’t exist.

And […]