Author: Jacqueline Steiger

Jacqueline Steiger is jumping back into the industry full-force after a break for school (graduated summa cum laude from UCLA, to brag). She has been enjoying taking classes and working on both sides of the camera this time around. As a child she was lucky enough to work with some of the industry's greatest, including Danny DeVito and Sally Field. Outside of the industry, Jacqueline enjoys all things sci-fi/fantasy, anime, and anything with melted cheese on it. She is an LA native. Check out her webseries, Force Push (about a group of nerds that try all sorts of weird experiments to get Jedi Powers) here: http://youtube.com/forcepushseries (It does pass the Bechel test, of course.)

It’s happened. After all of the rumors, all of the fantasy casting, and all of the hype, it’s really real. Paul Feig is rebooting Ghostbusters with Katie Dippold, his co-writer on The Heat. Cool, right? Of course it is. Ghostbusters is a classic, and more Ghostbusters was almost inevitable at this point. And now, Ghostbusters will have an all-lady protagonist team! Let me tell you why you should care: ~Because, in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen, this is STILL news. This is a smart move; a move that people WANT, and a move that’s in the right direction. The…

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It’s no secret that Hollywood has a woman problem. Women are underrepresented behind the camera in shocking numbers. They rarely (with notable growing exceptions – hi, Katniss!) have the opportunity to lead a blockbuster. And the only genre of film they do dominate in – the romance/romantic comedy – is both derided and on the decline. I myself have many arguments against the “chick flick.” They can be chock full of misogyny or internalized misogyny. The convoluted plots only work when the protagonists are lying or hiding things – the opposite of how good relationships work. There’s many a plot…

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So you went to college. Or a family member was ill and you were a caregiver. Or you maybe created a tiny human that is now your responsibility. Or maybe you were a child actress and looked super awkward as a teenager and then had medical issues and then went to college and then became a full-time nerd. You might have left the industry for any number of reasons.  But now that you want to jump back in full force, where do you even begin? I, as you may have guessed, took a break from acting and have lived through…

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One of the reasons that I love Helenna and her growing media empire is the visibility that she has.  Ms. In the Biz is a ready-made resource for all aspiring lady filmmakers. This treasure trove of information wouldn’t have existed 5 years ago, let alone 20. And while we have made a lot of strides in Hollywood and the media in general, we still have a long way to go. The amount of visibility that women have gained in cinema recently is wonderful, but it has a seedy underbelly that you might not have noticed. Have you ever heard of…

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