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    Can Women Drive Studio Movie Decision Making?

    Women and Hollywood is continuing the fight for more female protagonists and a greater diversity of women on screen and in all positions in Hollywood.

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    How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

    Some reasons behind the death of a genre.

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    The High and Low Points of 2013

    As we close out this year, I thought it might be useful to tease out some of the high and low points and give shout-outs to a couple of people who have touched us this year.

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    Geena Davis: "We Are Enculturating Kids to See Women and Girls as Not Taking Up Half the Space"

    The problem isn't just that female characters were being sidelined by male protagonists, but that "the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations [in the movies] were nearly bereft of female population," even in family films.

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    Gamechanger Films to Fund Women Directed Films

    A new movie fund, Gamechanger Films, is set to fund women directed films only. It's the first fund to specifically focus on women directors.

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    UN Women and Geena Davis to Partner on Global Study on Representation of Females in Family Films

    UN Women is partnering with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to analyze the representations of female characters in family films globally. This is the first time a study of this nature has been done.

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    Watch This: See Jane Trailer from Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

    Geena Davis's commitment to gender in the media is truly inspiring. See Jane, an affiliated program with her Institute on Gender in the Media, focuses specifically on making sure that children's media has a balanced and varied portrayal of female characters. The below trailer illustrates som...

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    Is Princess Culture Redeemable?

    I am extremely ambivalent about the whole princess thing.  If I never saw another princess anywhere it would be too soon.  But I live in the real world and write about Hollywood and Hollywood is infused with princesses.  In fact,  we've got two big princess movies coming down...

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    Women, War and Peace Debuts on PBS October 11

    This week in NY was the annual opening of the UN General Assembly where heads of states make their speeches. Seeing all these dudes stand up at the podium while the world is a total mess one thing is clear -- we need more women's voices involved at all levels of government and diplomacy.

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    Geena Davis in Conversation with Pat Mitchell

    Check out this conversation of two female media icons from the Paley Center for Media.

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