A new petition launched by a number of Canadian filmmakers and filmmakers has called on the federal government to allow women to be credited for their work on television.
The petition, launched by Canadian actress and writer Jennifer Loughlin and co-founder of the Canadian Screen Awards, Jennifer Koepp, is seeking to get the federal governments attention on a “significant problem.”
It’s called the “problem” of women being credited for some of the best TV shows on television and films, Koeppel said in an interview.
The problem is that many women have been paid less than men for their works, Koespo said.
In the United States, for example, the average salary for female actors is $27,500, while male actors make $65,000.
But for women, the difference is even more stark, Kuespo said, pointing to the $8,000 disparity that exists in the U.S. between the salaries paid for actors and directors.
“We need to change that so that it doesn’t continue to exist,” she said.
Koespo’s petition calls for a national equal pay act and says the Equal Pay Act should also be made equal for women.
“This is a huge problem and the answer is simple.
We need more women creators on television,” Koespons petition reads.”
It is also the problem of a lack of diversity in the workforce and the lack of representation of women in the creative industry.
Women should have the same opportunities as men for the same pay, and it should be an equal pay for equal work.”
In her own Netflix original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which aired in Canada, Kroepp played the Handmaids, a dystopian society where women are forced to live in harsh conditions to prevent a nuclear holocaust.
“There are more female protagonists and writers in this world than in any other,” Koepps said in a statement.
“As the first female to appear on a major Canadian television series, I’m incredibly excited about bringing this world to life on Netflix.
I am confident that our female creators can provide the same impact, whether it be in this one-hour special or in our full-length films.”
The petition also calls on the government to expand the Women, Writers and Artists for Equality Act to include women writers, actors and producers.
“I am extremely pleased to see that the government has responded to our petition and has acknowledged the serious and persistent problem of gender pay inequity in the entertainment industry,” Kroepps said.
“I am also hopeful that this legislation will also be the catalyst for women to get their voices heard in the media, which has the potential to change the landscape of entertainment forever.”
Koepps has been an advocate for equal pay, especially in Hollywood, where she said it’s difficult for women writers to get a shot at a big-budget film.
The “Handmaid’s” film received rave reviews in Canada and the U-S.
in January, garnering rave reviews from critics and critics alike.
The film stars Amy Sedaris, Joanna Lumley, Jessica Lange, Sarah Shahi and Elizabeth Banks.