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Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
While a return to normality is coveted in this COVID era, there’s something to be said for not resurrecting business as usual on certain fronts--as shown in research from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film headed by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen.
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
ANA client-side marketers continue to make significant progress in achieving gender equality among CMOs, but in stark contrast there has been little headway made in improving ethnic diversity.
Those are the key findings in a new report from the ANA and the ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and...
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019
SeeHer, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA)-led movement for gender equality in advertising and media, has entered into a partnership with the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
SAG-AFTRA and ANA’s SeeHer will work together to...
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity.
At the opening press conference, journalists from...
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
The One Club for Creativity has promoted Kasia Karolak into a newly created role to lead its gender equality programming.
As gender equality program manager, she will oversee all of The One Club’s existing programs and events on the issue and develop new initiatives.
For the past...
Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem.
"'Equal pay, that's what we say!'" she exclaimed in one take, as recounted by Lennox at a gathering of female filmmakers...
Monday, Jul. 1, 2019
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees.
Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches —...
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight.
"Just go through (the script) and cross out a bunch of male first names and put female first names. That's all you have to do," Davis told the audience during a panel...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year. The statement seemed to take everyone a moment to process, or calculate, but...
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.
Then: He strides up to her, throws...