Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015

The government has yet to respond to the American Civil Liberties Union's allegations of discrimination against female filmmakers, but Hollywood is certainly talking about it.

More than 1,700 industry professionals have signed a petition supporting...

Monday, May. 18, 2015

This year's Cannes Film Festival is about halfway through, but one thing is already clear: This festival belongs to les femmes.

From the word go, this year's Cannes has been dominated by women and debate about gender equality in the movie industry....

Monday, May. 18, 2015

When writer-producer Marti Noxon, "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn and a studio executive met with a potential star for the upcoming TV adaptation of another Flynn novel, the actress was struck by something unusual.

"I don't think I've ever had a...

Thursday, May. 14, 2015

Women are the talk of the Cannes Film Festival, where debate rages about why they are so plentiful in front of the camera and so scarce behind it.

Long criticized for its dearth of female directors, Cannes opened this year with a film by a woman for...

Tuesday, May. 12, 2015

The Directors Guild of America says networks and studios are to blame for the "deplorable" dearth of female directors in Hollywood, following a call by the American Civil Liberties Union for an investigation into the industry's "systemic failure" to hire female...

Tuesday, May. 12, 2015

The ACLU is asking federal and California civil rights agencies to investigate what it calls "the systemic failure" to hire female directors in the entertainment industry.

The ACLU of Southern California and the national ACLU Women's Rights Project...

Wednesday, May. 6, 2015

With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.

While it's not the first film festival to specialize in...

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015

While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday...

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015

The "Fast & Furious" series is often cited as an example of how diversity can work in Hollywood. With its multicultural casts and international settings, the franchise has generated more than $2.4 billion in global earnings. The latest installment, "Furious 7...

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out.

The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...

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