Women in Hollywood

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It’s one thing to scream “hire more women.” It’s another thing to see it laid out as cleanly and plainly as Kyle Buchanan and the team at Vulture has done here. Robin Write also did a similar thing a while ...
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Maria Giese has been fighting the good fight and has begun taking legal action against Hollywood’s near complete shut-out of women directors. It might result in a class action lawsuit against the studios forcing them to change. After all, money ...
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Marya E. Gates was frustrated, as we women often are, about some list that came out – I don’t even remember what it was – oh right, the BBC’s ludicrous list of the 100 Greatest American films or some such. ...
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There are women who have become icons in literature, even if contenders for the “Great American Novel” are reserved for men. Surely Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a good candidate for the title, even if it is routinely ...
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I’m sorry, everyone knows me as a pretty hard core feminist. What I’m not, though? Is one of those who erupts over chosen words. A recent article in Slate, and a really repugnant “story” has been floating around the web ...
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Made by Women and Hollywood. The best advocate for women and women of color in the Oscar race is Women and Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein. It isn’t easy standing up for women because trust me, the dirty little secret out there ...
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In its 87 years of existence, only four women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar. All of those nominees have made my list of the greatest movies directed by women. While researching this project, the original draft ...
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Of all of the things written about Interstellar over the past few days the one that has disturbed me the most is the notion that the women in the film are ruled by their emotions and therefore can’t be trusted. ...
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The New York Times selected six directors to talk about the films that made them want to make movies. Featured in the article, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Polley, Lisa Cholodenko, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Lana Wachowski. Each director is ...
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There are so many articles lately about how difficult it is for women to get ahead in Hollywood. The subject invariably turns to directing. Why can’t women get ahead? Why can’t they get jobs? Why, in 86 years of Oscar ...
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I am amazed that someone in the geek culture actually grew a pair of giant hairy balls to do THIS.  I have no choice but to bow down in gratitude. Well done, monsters, well done.  Thanks to Joe Leydon for ...
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It seems like every year there is a new gun violence story to talk about — mass murders committed mostly by white (occasionally Asian, rarely African American) upper middle class or middle class (occasionally men of no means) men who ...
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Posted by film critic Carrie Rickey on Facebook.
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Oh how I love a good bad review but in this case a female writer unleashes her pent up fury against not just The Other Woman but the whole concept of the suffocating genre known as the rom-com, defined here ...
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The WGA diversity report, released on April 15, delivered this rather devastating news about women screenwriters in Hollywood. While women and other minorities are doing a bit better on television, on film things are only getting worse: Women Screenwriters Lose ...
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By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives ...
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Women and Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein, someone I consider to be a growing voice in the film community, has co-curated a panel for the New York Times on women and their influence in Hollywood.  Or rather, their non-existent influence in Hollywood. ...

Thanks to chongweikk.com for forwarding the link to this Eat, Pray, Love video to an Eddie Vedder song. And Jennybee forwarded me this interesting (bitchmagazine.org, best URL ever) but, I think, off base article on the film (or perhaps, the ...

Bret Easton Ellis, ’80s literary icon, had this to say about why “women can’t direct.” ¬†Good thing that private school education didn’t go to waste. What would that be? “We’re watching, and we’re aroused by looking, whereas I don’t think ...

I didn’t find out about this petition until a few days ago, but Steve Pond at The Wrap covered it. ¬†They have a Facebook group, which reads: To: The Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival As people who care about ...

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