THE WEEK IN WOMEN News: Geena Davis, Alicia Silverstone and New Stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Geena Davis celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘A League of Their Own,’ while Alicia Silverstone reflects on the legacy of ‘Clueless.’

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SPOTLIGHT June 2015: GEENA DAVIS, Actress, Activist, Festival Co-Founder

geenaIt’s never a bad time to take a moment to appreciate Geena Davis. Throughout her career, she’s brought iconic female characters to the big screen. But focusing AWFJ’s Spotlight on Davis at this time is a particularly fitting tribute to the Oscar-winning actress, coming as it does in the wake of Davis’ first annual Bentonville Film Festival. Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: 2,000 Scripts Confirm Hollywood Sexism, THE BOSS Wins Big Box, Plus Geena, Charlize, Mira and Maria Bello News — Brandy McDonnell comments

Polygraph’s impressive recently released analysis of 2,000 film scripts broken down by gender and age puts date behind the anecdotal

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Hollywood Ageism Denies Actresses Their ‘Prime,’ plus Phosphate Award for Female Characters, and Davis Honored with Ali Award – Brandy McDonnell comments

At age 38, actresses Liv Tyler and Maggie Gyllenhaal are told by Hollywood they’re too old to be cast opposite leading men in their 50s. Read what they and others say about that. Plus, the Phosphate Pictures Award pitches $25,000 prize to a script with a strong female lead and the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards honor Geena Davis for activism. Read The Week in Women>>

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Bentonville Film Fest Women-on-the-Street, Part Three — Betsy Bozdech reports

At the Bentonville Film Festival, female filmmakers find themselves surrounded by mentors, peers, and filmgoers who celebrate women’s creativity and

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