Two USC studies show numbers for women on movie screens and behind the cameras remain dismal

Two USC studies show numbers for women on movie screens and behind the cameras remain dismal

Two studies released in the past week out of the University of Southern California confirm that films remain predominantly white and male both in front of and behind the cameras – meaning that basically everyone else — from women and people of color to LGBT individuals and people with disabilities — remain woefully underrepresented.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jodie Whittaker becomes first female lead on ‘Doctor Who,’ Ava DuVernay wows with first ‘Wrinkle in Time’ trailer, Taraji. P. Henson joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Jodie Whittaker becomes first female lead on ‘Doctor Who,’ Ava DuVernay wows with first ‘Wrinkle in Time’ trailer, Taraji. P. Henson joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel

Jodie Whittaker becomes first female lead on ‘Doctor Who,’ Ava DuVernay wows with first ‘Wrinkle in Time’ trailer, Taraji. P. Henson joins ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel and Lily James joins the “Mamma Mia!” follow-up.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning, Gabriela Cowperthwaite on ‘Megan Leavey,’ Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey on making an effort for inclusion

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning, Gabriela Cowperthwaite on ‘Megan Leavey,’ Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey on making an effort for inclusion

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ keeps winning at the box office and defying expectations, ‘Megan Leavey’ helmer Gabriela Cowperthwaite talks about the need for women to see themselves on screen, and Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey discuss making an effort for inclusion.

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2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

2017 Oscars preview: Women set records but are still underrepresented among Oscar nominees

The 89th Academy Awards will be handed out tonight live on ABC, and for women, this year’s Oscar nominations mean good news and bad news.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: EEOC seeking settlement with Hollywood studios over discrimination charges, while Ellen Burstyn and St. Vincent make directorial debuts

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in settlement talks with the major Hollywood studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against female directors, according to Deadline, while Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn and Grammy-winning rocker St. Vincent join the ranks of women directing for the first time.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

The WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Remember Mary Tyler Moore, Octavia Spencer and Lily Tomlin receive honors, Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’ for its treatment of adoption, and Kerry Washington urges courage at Sundance.

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Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Once the feel-good film of awards season, ‘Hidden Figures’ is now a big winner and a big moneymaker

Throughout this film awards cycle, “Hidden Figures” has been the crowd-pleasing, uplifting fan favorite. This weekend, the fact-based period drama about the African-American women who worked behind the scenes at NASA during the space race won the top prize at the SAG Awards and crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office.

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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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Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Oscar nominations break or tie multiple records, with diverse nominees and Meryl Streep’s 20th nod

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and “La La Land” were among the people and films breaking or tying records when the diverse Oscar nominees were announced today.

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Women’s Week news roundup: ‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep dominate Golden Globes, Wonder Woman makes it to the movies, women and space win at the box office

Women’s Week news roundup: ‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep dominate Golden Globes, Wonder Woman makes it to the movies, women and space win at the box office

‘La La Land’ sets a Golden record The Hollywood Foreign […]

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Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Examining Hollywood’s diversity issues: The Oscars, ‘Ghostbusters’ – and why women in film and on TV matters

Geena Davis reminds us why women getting equal representation in movies and television is important, plus the Oscars and ‘Ghostbusters’ offer opportunities for real talk about diversity.

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Producer’s new Twitter feed calls out sexist screenwriting, while Disney anniversary celebration is cause to get talking, even if you aren’t a princess

Producer’s new Twitter feed calls out sexist screenwriting, while Disney anniversary celebration is cause to get talking, even if you aren’t a princess

If awareness is key to bringing about change, then producer Ross Putman deserves kudos for his new Twitter account @femscriptintros. And with Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60″ Anniversary special broadcast, it’s a good time to look at new research about the amount of time Disney princesses get to talk in their own films.

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