There's something funny about The Hollywood Reporter's round table of screenwriters for summer "tentpole" movies. You can tell just by looking at the picture: They are all dudes, all (apparently) white.
This aligns, more or less, with the demographic that is the chief engine of the summer blockbuster: young men, who, for now at least, live in a majority-white country. And it's consistent with precedent: A look at the top ten grossing films of 2010, topped by Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 shows that only one of them had a female screenwriter — The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. And even that one was trying to draw more guys. (On another note, who knew Knight And Day was such a hit? Not us.)
After the last Writer's Guild report showed that the number of women employed in writing for film had actually shrunk, to 18 percent, the union's diversity director told Women & Hollywood: