WEEK IN WOMEN: Stats Show More Women and Characters of Color in 2019 – Brandy McDonnell reports

In 2019, film fans were more likely to find movies with lead characters who were women and people of color in their local cinemas than they had previously in more than a decade, according to a recent study led by Stacy L. Smith from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 2019 Sees More Femme Leads, but Men Have 2/3 More Speaking Rolls – Brandy McDonnell reports

Women made “unprecedented gains” as protagonists in the top-grossing films of 2019, but “moviegoers are still almost twice as likely to see a male character as a female character in a speaking role,” according to a new report from San Diego State University.

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