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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...
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...