Tuesday, March 26, 2019

gender equality

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...

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing.

The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films...

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters.

Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz, credits Disney for including more impactful female...

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD.

The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with slightly more...

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

The BBC has failed to live up to its duty to pay men and women the same for equal work, a committee of British lawmakers said Thursday, in a damning indictment of the publicly funded broadcaster after years of pay scandals.

Parliament's media committee said in a report that BBC salaries...

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

More women are being hired to direct TV episodes but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.

Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to...

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018

Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it.

The "Share Her Journey Rally," attended...

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Guillermo del Toro says a push for gender equality in Hollywood "is beyond a gesture, it's a need."

The Mexican director behind the Oscar-winning "The Shape of Water" was speaking Wednesday at the Venice International Film Festival, where he is head of this year's jury. In a passionate...

Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

The BBC struck a deal Friday with a senior journalist who quit her post to protest the British media company's gender pay gap.

The broadcaster accepted that Carrie Gracie, the broadcaster's former China editor, had been told she would be paid along the same lines as the North American...

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