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    New Research Shows a Six-Year Low for Women Directors, 98% of Films Feature More Male than Female Characters

    Also some good news: a decrease in teen hypersexuality.

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    Tina Fey's Mean Girls Had The Most Women on a Crew in the Last 20 Years

    Steven Segal's "On Deadly Ground" was the worst with 10%.

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    Directors UK: Women Represent Only 14% of the Directors in UK TV

    The problem breaks down to the usual: We hire our friends, we hate change, we didn't know, we don't know any women directors and if we knew any they wouldn't be qualified, and also women can direct only certain types of shows.

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    Female Protagonists Underrepresented Onscreen Five to One

    Wonder why you only see movies about men? Why the multiplex is full of superheroes? Why male role models dominate our airwaves? It's because men make up 71% of all protagonists.

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    UCLA Releases Scathing Report on Diversity in Film and TV

    Just when you thought it was safe to be hopeful again, here comes another reality check.

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    No Meaningful Change Over Time in Female Filmmaker Participation at the Sundance Film Festival Among New Research Released Today at Sundance

    Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers.

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    Women Make Small Incremental Gains Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

    As the new TV season starts, we get the annual look Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and OnScreen Women in 2012-13 Prime-time Television from Dr. Martha Lauzen at San Diego State (god bless her, she's now done this for 16 years since 1997-98) that shows how women fared behind the scenes and...

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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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    Quote of the Day from CinemaCon

    CinemaCon is underway in Las Vegas. It is the annual event where the theatre owners are presented with the blockbusters that they will be showing in their theatres this summer.

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    2012 Celluloid Ceiling Study Results Are In. Spoiler Alert: They Aren't Great

    Following the Sundance Institute & Women in Film’s unveiling of their new groundbreaking study of women directors during the Sundance Film Festival, comes Dr. Martha Lauzen's annual Celluloid Ceiling study, which looks at how many women worked on the top 250 films of the year.

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