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Dr Anna Potter
University of the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
Australian Research Council Fellow and Snr Lecturer in Screen and Media Studies
Dr Anna Potter is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellow, working on a 3-year international grant-funded project examining the effects of media globalization on the production and distribution of children’s television. Her book ‘Creativity, Culture and Commerce: Producing Australian Children’s Television with Public Value’ was published in 2015. Prior to moving to Australia and becoming an academic Anna worked in the UK pay-tv industry.
Girl, Interrupted: A Deeper Dive into Gender Depiction
In the year Katniss Everdeen was dominant on posters all around the country for the last ‘Hunger Games’ film, we have been shown that strong female characters can be dominant in media for young people. However we have also been asking #wheresrey which has shown that gender prejudice can still be ingrained in the industry’s thinking. Following on from the session on female representation in preschool children’s media in 2015 we will look back on the past year and see if the industry’s attitude towards girls has improved. We will also be opening up the discussion to include older children,…