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    Guest Post: "No One Would Ever Say That to Larry David": Female Showrunners and the Hypocritical Critical Edge

    To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with critique. Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham have said as much. But let’s call a spade a spade. As fair as some or parts of the criticisms Kaling and Dunham face are, it highlights the double standard that exists.

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    Attention Screenwriters: Screencraft Comedy Script Contest Early Deadline Approaching Soon

    The roster of judges for this year's competition is made up of producers, development executives and managers from across the comedy space -- including Funny or Die executive Joe Farrell, who is also a co-executive producer on Comedy Central's @midnight, and 3 Arts manager Olivia Gerike, whose clien...

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    Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

    Is the shrinking percentage of women screenwriters now seen as just business as usual, a reflection of our societal malaise? Or are women screenwriters actually doing something to fuel the inequity?

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    LISTEN: On KCRW's The Treatment, Mindy Kaling Tells Elvis Mitchell "I'll Never Be Demure"

    "The Mindy Project" star and creator Mindy Kaling recently came aboard KCRW's The Treatment podcast to talk about the show and her career with film critic Elvis Mitchell. Listen here.

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    WATCH: Mindy Kaling Talks Women, Race and 'Mindy Project' on Charlie Rose

    Always-eloquent comedienne and "Mindy Project" creator, star, co-writer and co-executive producer Mindy Kaling sat down with Charlie Rose last night to talk about the series, and the complications of being a woman writing for TV.

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    SXSW: Mindy Kaling Teaches Us 10 Things About Running a TV Show

    Mindy Kaling had as many jokes as she did advice at her panel on running a network television show.

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    Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss

    The two showrunner-stars were eager to discuss a variety of female-centric topics, including the the difficulty of confronting sexism in the media, the temptation to judge other women for hampering feminist progress, and their shared love for their mothers and Nora Ephron.

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    Read This: Mindy Kaling Tells Lena Dunham What Inspires Her About Other Women

    Mindy Kaling talks with Lena Dunham in Tavi Gevinson's second Rookie Yearbook about how other women inspire her. As usual for Kaling, her response runs the full spectrum from poignant ("I love when women are courageous in the face of unthinkable circumstances"), to shrewdly observant ("I love women ...

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    The Hollywood Reporter Announced the Top 50 Showrunners

    The Hollywood Reporter has announced their 50 power showrunners of 2013 for comedy and drama. 12 women out of 50 were on the list. And four women of 10 were on the 2014 Showrunners to Watch list.

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    Jess and Mindy -- A Look at the Progression of Female Comedy Characters

    Much of the conversation about Fox's Tuesday night comedy lineup focused on two shows by and starring men, the execrable sitcom Dads, which appears to have imported its jokes from Archie Bunker's subconscious while forgetting that Archie himself was meant to be the butt of the joke, and Brooklyn Nin...

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