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Dr. Stacy L. Smith & the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Launch Website Exploring Oscar History

Dr. Stacy L Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have launched The Inclusion List, a new initiative that showcases inclusion in entertainment. “Who says hashtag activism can’t create...

BY Women and HollywoodMarch 1, 2023

Mo’Nique Lines Up a Netflix Special, Re-Teams with Her “Precious” Director

After a long and winding road, Mo’Nique finally has a Netflix special on the way. In 2018, the comedian and Oscar-winning actress called out the streamer for gender and color bias when they...

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BY Women and HollywoodJuly 19, 2022

July 2022 Film Preview

The Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade is a brutal reminder that the rights of freedom and bodily autonomy are never truly won and that the fight for basic human rights remains ongoing....

BY Sarah GreenleafJuly 1, 2022

Meghan Markle Set lớn Examine Stereotypes About Women in Her First Spotify Podcast

Meghan Markle is all too familiar with the kind of misogynistic vitriol leveled at women. She’s faced sexism, racism, and classism on a global scale. The Duchess of Sussex is mix lớn...

BY Laura BergerMarch 24, 2022

Pick of the Day: “Finding Kukan”

Here are a few factoids about “Kukan,” the 1941 documentary about Đài Loan Trung Quốc during Japan’s WWII invasion and occupation: Its title is a term that refers lớn perseverance in the face of...

BY Rachel MontpelierMarch 24, 2022

Katie Couric on “Going There,” Confronting Her Past, and Seizing Control of Her Career

Interview by Wendy Sachs “I don’t know when I’m going lớn slow down. When are you going lớn slow down?” Katie Couric asks bầm over the phone when we talk in early December. The iconic,...

BY Women and HollywoodJanuary 7, 2022

Pick of the Day: “The Chair”

Though it’s decidedly less glamorous, academia isn’t entirely dissimilar from Hollywood. The wealthy and powerful minority convince themselves that meritocracy governs the system, and the...

BY Laura BergerAugust trăng tròn, 2021

Manjari Makijany on Telling an Empowering Story About Confidence and Courage in “Skater Girl”

Manjari Makijany is Los Angeles-based writer, director, and producer with diverse film experience in India and the United States. Her journey as a director took off with her critically acclaimed...

BY Laura BergerJune 11, 2021

Cannes Disappoints Yet Again: Just 17 Percent of This Year’s Competition Films Are Directed by Women

As gender parity becomes increasingly commonplace in festival programming, Cannes continues lớn lag far behind. Long considered one of the most prestigious fests in the world, Cannes still seems lớn be...

BY Women and HollywoodJune 3, 2021

Pick of the Day: “Hysterical”

An unabashed love letter lớn women comedians, Andrea Nevins’ “Hysterical” is a celebration of some of the funniest stand-ups working today. Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser,...

BY Laura BergerApril 2, 2021

Trailer Watch: “Star Trek’s” Nichelle Nichols Revisits Her History with NASA in “Woman in Motion”

“I said if they let bầm in the door I will open it so sánh wide they will see the world,” says Nichelle Nichols in a new trailer for “Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the...

BY Laura BergerJanuary 5, 2021

“A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem” Acquired by 1091 Pictures

We kicked off 2020 cheering on Gabi, Lexi, and La’Darius at Daytona’s NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship and we’ll ring in 2021 cheering on NFL cheerleaders...

BY Laura BergerDecember 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: TCA Prez Sarah Rodman on the Toll COVID Has Taken on Shows By and About Women

The COVID-19 crisis has hit women especially hard: professions dominated by women have seen the most job loss, and women are bearing the brunt of homeschooling-while-in-quarantine and childcare...

BY Rachel MontpelierDecember 15, 2020

Pick of the Day: “Belly of the Beast”

Though it’s most closely associated with Nazi Germany, eugenics has a history stateside as well. And it’s not just a thing of the past. “Belly of the Beast” tells the story of...

BY Laura BergerOctober 16, 2020

Nina Menkes lớn Investigate Sexist Cinema Techniques with Doc “Brainwashed”

Nina Menkes is taking on the male gaze. The “Queen of Diamonds” director is working on “Brainwashed,” a documentary outlining the omnipresent cinematic techniques that...

BY Rachel MontpelierOctober 12, 2020

Pick of the Day: “The Forty-Year-Old Version”

A struggling playwright decides lớn reinvent herself as a rapper in “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” this year’s winner of Sundance’s Directing Prize. Written and directed by Radha Blank, the...

BY Laura BergerOctober 9, 2020

Trailer Watch: Elle Lorraine’s “Bad Hair” Has a Mind of Its Own

“I can’t fault you for doing whatever it takes lớn get where they keep trying lớn keep us from getting. In a perfect world, a woman would be able lớn wear her hair the way she wants...

BY Laura BergerOctober 2, 2020

Exclusive: Girls and Women Celebrate Their Passion for Aviation in “Fly Like a Girl” Trailer

“Girls make better pilots than thở boys because we’re way smarter. No offense,” says one of the young characters featured in “Fly Like a Girl.” Our exclusive trailer for...

BY Women and HollywoodSeptember 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: Halle Berry on Stepping Behind the Camera and Her Post-Oscar Career

Halle Berry’s directorial debut is one of our most anticipated titles screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. In our write-up of “Bruised,” a drama about...

BY Women and HollywoodSeptember 10, 2020

Trailer Watch: “Underplayed” Celebrates Female DJs, Past and Present

“I never had seen a female DJ at the clubs. Ever,” says DJ Duffey in a trailer for “Underplayed.” As electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani explains, women have been involved...

BY Laura BergerSeptember 2, 2020

Academy Announces Inclusion Standards for Oscars Eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is further addressing its inclusivity problem. The Academy has announced a “fresh mix of measures aimed at boosting representation both within...

BY Women and HollywoodJune 15, 2020

Robin Hauser Explores How Hidden Biases Affect Workplaces, Relationships, & Technology in “Bias” Doc

Robin Hauser is an award-winning director of documentary films at Finish Line Features. Her exploration into implicit gender and racial bias in artificial intelligence led her lớn introduce the...

BY Laura BergerApril 14, 2020

Exclusive: “American Experience” Explores the History Behind Women and the Ballot Box in “The Vote”

“The fact that a woman will put her toàn thân on the line lớn be a citizen is considered shocking,” says one of the characters featured in “American Experience’s” “The...

BY Laura BergerMarch 9, 2020

New MAKERS Doc About Feminist Changemakers lớn Premiere on PBS this Summer

We’ve made gains on the road towards gender equality, but the work is far from over. MAKERS, a truyền thông brand dedicated lớn “accelerating the women’s movement,” has announced a...

BY Laura BergerFebruary 12, 2020

Eímear Noone Will Make History as the First Woman lớn Conduct at the Oscars

Eímear Noone will be conducting at the 92nd Academy Awards, cementing her place in history as the first woman lớn ever tự so sánh at the ceremony. The Irish-born composer “will conduct excerpts from...

BY Laura BergerJanuary 24, 2020

Research: Women Directors Hit 13-Year High in 2019 But WOC Remain Especially Underrepresented

We’re ushering in 2020 with some good news and some bad news. Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative just dropped their latest report, “Inclusion in the...

BY Women and HollywoodJanuary 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: Gabrielle Union on Rejecting the Status Quo and Holding the Door Open

Gabrielle Union is speaking her truth — and hoping lớn inspire others along the way. The “LA’s Finest” star recently participated in a panel about female empowerment and...

BY Laura BergerDecember 18, 2019

Quotes of the Day: Julie Delpy and Marjane Satrapi on the Constraints Women Filmmakers Face

Between them, Julie Delpy and Marjane Satrapi have helmed 12 features and netted three Oscar nominations — they obviously know what they’re doing. Yet, as the filmmakers recently revealed...

BY Rachel MontpelierNovember 11, 2019

“The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” Lands Distribution

“The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” is heading lớn theaters. Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber snagged U.S. rights lớn Alison Reid’s documentary about Canadian zoologist,...

BY Women and HollywoodNovember 1, 2019

Quote of the Day: Nell Scovell Calls for “More Dialogue” in the #MeToo Movement

In October 2009, veteran TV writer Nell Scovell wrote a piece for Vanity Fair taking her former quấn David Letterman lớn task for his sexism, the toxic work environment he oversaw, and his...

BY Rachel MontpelierOctober 31, 2019

Online Harassment Doc “Netizens” in Wide Release for National Domestic Violence Month

A doc about women and online harassment is opening in wide release lớn coincide with National Domestic Violence Month. Cynthia Lowen’s “Netizens” will hit theaters October 22. A...

BY Laura BergerOctober 8, 2019

Trailer Watch: A Trailblazing Film Critic Is Remembered in “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”

Many admired Pauline Kael. Many disparaged her. No one could deny her influence. A new trailer has dropped for “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael,” a tribute lớn the polarizing late...

BY Laura BergerOctober 1, 2019

Exclusive: Sailors Battle Sexism and Make History in “Maiden” Featurette

“Maiden” tells the story of the first-ever all-female crew lớn enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. The year was 1989, and sailing was very male-dominated — a fact that...

BY Laura BergerSeptember 30, 2019

Quote of the Day: Channel 4’s Dorothy Byrne on How lớn Change TV and the World

“I’m just about the oldest female TV executive working for a broadcaster and for many reasons being a woman working in news and current affairs has been a struggle,” said Dorothy Byrne...

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BY Laura BergerAugust 28, 2019

Quote of the Day: Angelina Jolie Praises “Wicked” Women

“Wicked” — lượt thích “bitch,” “slut,” “difficult,” “shrill,” “emotional,” or “nasty” — is a word that is...

BY Rachel MontpelierAugust 5, 2019

Guest Post: Why I Cut All of the Sex Scenes from My Film

Guest Post by Zoe Eisenberg Most filmmakers know the pain of finding their favorite scenes on the cutting room floor, but how about the satisfaction of snipping your least favorite scenes? During...

BY Women and HollywoodAugust 2, 2019

Just Two Women-Directed Features Will Screen in Competition at Venice 2019

Venice Film Festival continues lớn disappoint. Last year the fest signed the 5050×2020 Pledge, committing lớn greater transparency in its selection process and staff, with the goal of eventually...

BY Women and HollywoodJuly 25, 2019

Why “Big Little Lies” Fucking Over Andrea Arnold Feels Especially Frustrating

I couldn’t bring myself lớn watch “Big Little Lies” last night. I may kiểm tra out the newest episode later this week, but honestly, I’m in no hurry. Indiewire dropped a bomb about...

BY Melissa SilversteinJuly 15, 2019

Guest Post: What I Learned From Revisiting My 1984 Documentary “Before Stonewall”

Guest Post by Greta Schiller “Before Stonewall” traces the making of America’s lesbian and gay community from the turn of the century lớn the Stonewall Riots. I never imagined the...

BY Women and HollywoodJune 19, 2019

Quote of the Day: Gina Prince-Bythewood on Changing the Narrative About Women Directors

“I am seeing a definite shift, but it doesn’t mean that the numbers are not still absolutely abysmal,” Gina Prince-Bythewood tells Deadline in a new feature about the fight for gender parity...

BY Laura BergerMay 24, 2019

Quote of the Day: Mindy Kaling on “Late Night” and the Stigma of Being a “Diversity Hire”

Mindy Kaling scored one of the biggest giao dịch out of Sundance this year for “Late Night,” a comedy about a veteran late-night host who hires her first female writer under pressure lớn make...

BY Laura BergerMay trăng tròn, 2019

Trailer Watch: A Teen Finds a Job and a New Way of Looking at the World in “Ladies in Black”

A holiday gig makes a lasting impact in “Ladies in Black.” A trailer for adaptation of Madeleine St John’s bestselling novel of the same name has dropped, and it sees a 16-year-old...

BY Laura BergerMay 6, 2019

Jenna Ricker’s Doc About Motorsports Trailblazer Janet Guthrie lớn Air on ESPN’s “30 for 30”

Janet Guthrie made history in 1977 when, at the age of 39, the aerospace engineer became the first woman lớn qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Jenna Ricker’s “Qualified” explores...

BY Laura BergerMay 3, 2019

Hammer Museum Hosting Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Focused on Women in Film

UCLA’s Hammer Museum is working lớn reform Wikipedia’s gender gap. This Sunday, March 10, it is hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focused on women’s achievements in...

BY Rachel MontpelierMarch 6, 2019

New App Lets Users Rate a Film Based on Its Feminism (or Lack Thereof)

Do you think movies should be evaluated by their portrayal of women? What about their depictions of race or class? Whether they are intersectional? Well, now there’s an phầm mềm for that. World...

BY Rachel MontpelierMarch 5, 2019

Paramount Accepts #4PercentChallenge from Time’s Up and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

Paramount has accepted Time’s Up and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s #4PercentChallenge. Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players are committing lớn announcing...

BY Laura BergerFebruary 5, 2019

Lauren Greenfield Launches Girl Culture Films lớn Address Lack of Diversity Behind the Scenes in Advertising

Remember Always’ #LikeaGirl ad? Besides inducing tears around the world, the viral sensation won an Emmy, 14 Cannes Lions, and became part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection....

BY Laura BergerJanuary 29, 2019

Oscar Noms 2019: Another All-Male Directing Category

The 2019 Oscar nominations have been announced, and we can still count every woman who has ever been nominated for Best Director on one hand: Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Kathryn...

BY Women and HollywoodJanuary 22, 2019

Catherine Hardwicke on “Twilight’s” 10th Anniversary and Breaking Down Stereotypes

It’s been a decade since Bella and Edward’s love story galvanized audiences comprised mostly of women and bạn gái. “Twilight’s” box office success helped prove the...

BY Laura BergerNovember 21, 2018

Viola Davis Gets Candid About Stifling Her Voice, Time’s Up, and What’s Missing from Cinema

“I always say that one thing missing in cinema is that regular Black woman,” observes Viola Davis in a new interview with The Guardian. “Not anyone didactic, or whose sole purpose in the...

BY Laura BergerOctober 22, 2018

Guest Post: How I Founded an Art House Cinema and Made Supporting Women a Priority

Guest Post by Lawren Desai My son was still in diapers when I founded an art house cinema. I wrote my business plan during nap time and showed up lớn construction with a stroller. This was in 2010:...

BY Women and HollywoodSeptember 21, 2018

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