A new study by the Directors Guild of America says that women and minorities are severely underemployed and the situation is getting worse. Women directors work only 10 percent of the days of a typical Director’s Guild member. Black directors work only 8.4 percent and Hispanics 2.3 percent. NAACP calls the numbers “shameful.”  Variety


The New York City Ballet musicians strike is over, but the issues were legitimate. Says a former board member on the state of the music: “Ugly sound, wrong notes, missing notes have become increasingly familiar. The musical direction has grown slacker and slacker – it’s no secret that the company has been unable to hire a strong new musical director because of the absurd rules and attitudes that have come to govern the orchestra’s performance.” It was time to confront the issue. – New York Observer