WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 has been confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; and the motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout.

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BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

Half of the movies on my favorite films list for 2016 b […]

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Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

In the past week, I’ve learned that the number of […]

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The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

Jennifer Lopez fights the diva label and ponders “I’ve always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men” in actress roundtable.

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Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival is showcasing Women in Motion at its 69th edition, continuing through May 22.

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Thirty years since ‘Real Genius,’ women directors still have a real underrepresentation problem

Thirty years since ‘Real Genius,’ women directors still have a real underrepresentation problem

Thirty years after Martha Coolidge released “Real Genius,” she is still a rarity in Hollywood: A female director. After making inroads between the 1980s and ’90s, women actually seem to be losing ground in the entertainment industry over the past 20 years.

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One Army Reservist is making movies about women in combat, while Hollywood may be readying for a big battle

One Army Reservist is making movies about women in combat, while Hollywood may be readying for a big battle

Army Reserve Capt. Rebecca Murga is a filmmaker on a mission to tell the story of women in the U.S. military’s combat ranks. And Hollywood may be preparing to go into its own battle with the ACLU’s recent petition urg­ing Tinseltown to demand a government investigation into why female directors are underrepresented in film and television.

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Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

While the Cannes Film Festival created a controversy over its rule that women wear high heels to some screenings, back in Hollywood, it became clear that some filmmakers are real heels of the ageist variety.

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ hits a high note for film by and for women, but there’s a feeling of deja vu

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ hits a high note for film by and for women, but there’s a feeling of deja vu

“Pitch Perfect 2″ far surpassed industry expectations to gross an estimated $70.3 million at the domestic box office this weekend. It’s a rarity: a summer movie about women, primarily starring women and mostly made by women – and it’s time that stopped being such an oddity.

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