CADY McCLAIN

Director, Producer, Artist

The Pain of Creating

I’m going to be honest with you. Creating is not easy. Making anything, even a quiche for goodness sakes, take effort, thought, concentration and caring. Making a film? Fogettaboutit. NOT EASY. Since I’ve started on…

Can You Live Without Comparison?

As some of you might know, for the past year I’ve been working on a documentary about women directors. It’s kept me a hella busy, so I apologize for not blogging more! One of the directors…

Part 3: Money Changes Everything

Sorry this post is so long in coming.  I really had to think about it for a while. WHY is it almost every woman I meet who USED to watch soaps tells me she stopped…

Part 2: The Promise and Poison of Demographics

Let’s just say it: things are not what they used to be. Everyone seems to have heard the news: advertisers want to sell to a younger consumer to buy their products.  Why is this?  Some…

Part 1: The Strange Decline of The American Soap Opera

“Derided by critics and disdained by social commentators from the 1930s to the 1990s, the soap opera is nevertheless the most effective and enduring broadcast advertising vehicle ever devised. It is also the most popular…

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