1. SOUNDBITE (English) Nia Long, Actress - on pay parity:
"I think that's a bigger issue at the moment. I mean, it's been an issue for me my entire career and I have watched a lot of men get rich off of the films that I've done and I was being paid peanuts. And if I requested or wanted more, I was considered difficult, outspoken, entitled and all of the things that should not be used to describe a woman who has earned her space, her place and delivers. And that just doesn't apply to me, that's for everyone, so."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Lena Waithe, Actress/Screenwriter:
"I think we're moving in the right direction, but I think we need to continue to move. And look, as you guys know, I'm a proud member of Time's Up and that's a big thing that we are focusing on and not just asking for it, demanding it and figuring out ways to put it on paper that people need to be paid equally. As you know, black women get paid 38 percent less than pretty much everyone, which is a campaign I talked about on my Instagram recently and Sheryl Sandberg is very active in that. So look, I think it's important that we just continue to do the work. We can't pet ourselves on the back. We've got to keep moving forward until it's done. And it's not yet. So we can applaud just yet. We got to keep working."
Beverly Hills, Calif., 29 July 2018
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Linney, Actress:
"I am surprised to say this, but I do feel a change. I really do. And I'm a cynical person and I've had promises made in the past that never happened. And I do feel a shift. How long that will last? How deep it will go? If it will take over a long period of time? We'll see. But there is more than just conversation happening. People are making changes here and there and there is a certainly an effort. From what I see at Netflix and also Modi (Wiczyk), who has been tremendous, there is a change."