4% Challenge to work with female director within 18 months gains momentum after launching at Sundance

4% Challenge to work with female director within 18 months gains momentum after launching at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – During the “Making the (In)visible: Radical Transparency in the Data-Driven Age” panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Dr. Stacy L. Smith from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative announced the “4% Challenge,” which urges filmmakers to make a commitment work with a female director — especially a female director of color — within 18 months.

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Interview: Amy Schumer talks about having a healthy body image, criticizing Glamour and making people happy

Interview: Amy Schumer talks about having a healthy body image, criticizing Glamour and making people happy

In a new interview with The Week in Women’s Brandy McDonnell, Amy Schumer talks about having a healthy body image, criticizing Glamour and making people.

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The good news and bad news of the latest statistics on women speaking characters in movies

The good news and bad news of the latest statistics on women speaking characters in movies

After Hollywood’s sexism was continually in the news of 2015, the number of women speaking characters in the movies increased, although they continue to lag, according to a new study.

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38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

38 and ‘second-class citizens’: How Hollywood’s ageism denies actresses their ‘Prime’

Remember back in 1970, when 36-year-old Maggie Smith was considered ‘prime’ enough to win an Oscar as Miss Jean Brodie? These days, 30-something actresses from Liv Tyler to Maggie Gyllenhaal are finding themselves out of contention for prime roles because of Hollywood’s ageist attitudes.

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The Primetime Emmy Awards are tonight, but don’t be surprised if there aren’t many women creatives up for awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards are tonight, but don’t be surprised if there aren’t many women creatives up for awards

There will be plenty of glittery red-carpet looks and shiny statuettes to been seen when the Primetime Emmy Awards air tonight. But the numbers behind the scenes are quite so pretty: In the past decade, women have received only 22 percent of the Primetime Emmy nominations for writing, directing, producing, and editing, according to an investigation by the Women’s Media Center.

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Is ‘Trainwreck’ a feminist success or feminist failure?

Is ‘Trainwreck’ a feminist success or feminist failure?

Amy Schumer was being lauded as the new face of feminism before her first movie, “Trainwreck,” even opened in theaters. Is the romantic comedy a success or failure for feminist storytelling?

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