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Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019
From corrupt, brutal overseers to the fraught world of inmate hierarchy to unlikely friendships and romances, "Orange is the New Black" told deeply rich and complex stories about life for women behind bars that resonated far beyond prison walls.
While it was originally centered around the...
Friday, Apr. 5, 2019
The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what's to come to theaters at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
It's a time of great change in the movie business. The film distribution...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
“Wonder Woman” took moviegoers by storm in 2017, taking in more than $820 million in ticket sales worldwide. And Patty Jenkins’ role as director of the blockbuster was part of a positive — if possibly short-lived — trend for women directors that year.
Counting each year’s 200 top-grossing...
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...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
In a report released Tuesday, researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of...
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...
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, Aug. 30, 2018
A new study says that the TV industry’s hiring of first-time female directors and directors of color hit record highs for the second year in a row.
According to a Directors Guild of America study out Thursday, women represented 41 percent of first-time TV episode directors in the 2017-18...
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation...
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Free The Bid, the groundbreaking diversity initiative, is expanding its footprint to include a colorist category among its representation of women directors, DPs, and editors. The move, done with the support of creative studio Ntropic, expands its mission to promote equal opportunities for women...