Ageism is prevalent in Hollywood towards actresses as filmmakers only value scripts with younger narratives since they are seen as more desirable. Age discrimination in film leads to unhealthy and unattainable beauty standards normalized by plastic surgery that trickle down into women’s everyday lives.
Silver Screen is an organization that dismantles Hollywood’s ageism against older women in the film industry. By launching various campaigns to fund the production of entertainment run by women ages 35 and up, we put age-positive representation both in front of and behind the screen. Silver Screen moves towards embracing natural aging features and supports diverse groups of talent to make the industry a more equitable environment.