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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Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

The Academy has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020, but can the Oscars truly change unless Hollywood changes, too?

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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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Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do those milestones mark lasting change?

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‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: ‘Systemic Change Project’ pushes for more women in film and TV

‘It’s time for action’: The ‘Systemic Change Project,’ a joint initiative of Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute, is pushing for more women in film and TV. Hunger Games rules box office for third week straight. Barbra Streisand set to direct new project, big award winners to date and more…in this week’s THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

It’s the age of the anti-hero at the movies, and Charlize Theron finally brings us an action anti-heroine worth rooting for in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” driving onto DVD and Blu-ray this week.

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‘Inside Out’ sets box office records and shows it’s time to embrace the emotion of acceptance

‘Inside Out’ sets box office records and shows it’s time to embrace the emotion of acceptance

The box-office success of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” sparks a feeling of satisfaction – and hopefully should bring about a feeling of acceptance in Hollywood suits clinging out outdated ideas.

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One Army Reservist is making movies about women in combat, while Hollywood may be readying for a big battle

One Army Reservist is making movies about women in combat, while Hollywood may be readying for a big battle

Army Reserve Capt. Rebecca Murga is a filmmaker on a mission to tell the story of women in the U.S. military’s combat ranks. And Hollywood may be preparing to go into its own battle with the ACLU’s recent petition urg­ing Tinseltown to demand a government investigation into why female directors are underrepresented in film and television.

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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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