"Julie Asriyan: ... It is about being truly conscientious and proactive in creating and producing fully rounded, complex, interesting, saturated female characters and female roles. The responsibility falls on everyone — writers, casting directors, agents, directors, actors and producers. Again, I realize how complicated this is. It’s a business, there is need to cater to the consumer, a certain audience. The arts are also a reflection of the world around us, and portrayal of women in film is in correlation with how women are seen in society. But whoa, that’s a loaded topic. Value — it’s about value. Valuing women’s voices, stories, work, contributions, abilities, lives."
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