Ghostbusters Director Paul Feig Is Making Sure Women Get Equal Pay in His Movies
Is he Hollywood's leading male feminist?
BY SCARLETT RUSSELL | Apr 3, 2016 | Film & TV
Three cheers for Paul Feig. The Ghostbusters director has said he will add an "equity clause" to his future film contracts.
The filmmaker, who also directed Spy, The Heat and Bridesmaids and co-created Freaks and Geeks, wants Hollywood to make gender parity a top priority.
"I think we need to set these things in stone so it forces everybody to think that way," he told The AP.
Feig was part of a panel discussion in Los Angeles dealing with the issue of gender inequality in Hollywood.
Others on the panel included actress Maria Bello (ER, Coyote Ugly) and directors Caroline Suh and Tina Mabry.
A proud feminist, Feig has been commended for changing the face of female-driven comedy. He said in 2013:
"My goal is to keep breaking the door open wider so Hollywood doesn't say, 'No, you can't star a woman in this'. It's not about whether or not it's a women's comedy or a men's comedy... it's just a comedy."
Watch the trailer of Feig's female-led Ghostbusters reboot, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon below:
From: Digital Spy.