WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquires Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree,’ and Kathryn Bigelow, Kate Winslet and more are honored by SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

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WEEK IN WOMEN Halloween news roundup: Get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

WEEK IN WOMEN Halloween news roundup: Get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

In honor of Halloween get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I

25 movies coming soon by female directors, Blake Lively speaks out on equality, Nicole Kidman pulls off career renaissance, and Margot Robbie to portray Queen Elizabeth I.

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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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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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More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement when it comes to achieving equality at the movies.

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ boasts a bittersweet ending because its faithfully adapts the finale of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy. But for female filmgoers, it’s especially hard to say goodbye to a successful female-centered film franchise because in present-day Hollywood who knows when we’ll get another another hero like Katniss Everdeen.

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Hollywood cuts out female directors while planning ‘pink razor’ remakes

Hollywood cuts out female directors while planning ‘pink razor’ remakes

While Hollywood is busy planning “pink razor,” all-female remakes, the studios are all-too-often cutting out women directors who have already earned critical acclaim or box-office success.

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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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‘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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