As if creating music specials for Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift weren’t impressive enough for one year, Daniels also launched the hub BookTube Network with a discussion featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama. “The industry must mandate that women and minorities hold a certain percentage of jobs behind and in front of the camera,” she notes. “It sounds severe, but we need the equivalent of affirmative action to make a significant impact.”
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
The industry must mandate that women and minorities hold a certain percentage of jobs behind and in front of the camera. It sounds severe, but we need the equivalent of affirmative action to make a significant impact.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Know that you’ll always be a nerd but it’s ok because nerds rule.
Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
I’m impressed by Liza Koshy’s original series, “Liza on Demand.” Liza is such a unique talent and voice. The series is somewhat of a modern update of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in which Liza is trying to make it in the gig economy. There’s a strong message of self-confidence, accepting your own strengths and imperfections, trying new things, and most importantly, never giving up. Liza has a young fan base and I think those messages are so important. I’m also a big fan of “Veep,” “Shrill,” and “Fleabag.”