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    As If!: The A.V. Club's Top 50 Films of the 90's has No Women Directors

    The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher and the Coen Brothers appear, several, multiple times. What was unexpected was the complete lack of women directors, no black directors and very fe...

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    Cross Post: She has a name. Her name is Sharon Carter!

    One of the big would-be stories this week was the announcement of five actresses apparently on the 'short list' to play Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Such stories are always big news in the blogsphere, mainly because it allows bloggers to write a handful of sentences...

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    Guest Post: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret

    According to the latest “Boxed In” report compiled by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, Executive Director at The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, released on September 18, 2012, 90% of American broadcast television programs employed NO women direct...

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    Guest Post: We Came! We Saw! We Threw Bananas! WE WERE THEATRE!

    Since 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! have staged an annual protest around the time of the Tony Awards to highlight sexism in theatre.  We chose the Tony Awards because we wanted people to think about the fact that women aren’t nominated for Tony’s because they aren’t hired on B...

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    The Academy Names All Male Recipient List for the Governors Awards

    Yesterday, the Academy named their 2012 recipients of the Governors Awards.

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    Sexism Watch: Emma Stone Calls Out Sexism

    Love this.  You can check out the full version here. 

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    The Director of the "Greatest" Film of All Time Was A Sexual Harasser

    Last week as the film world was celebrating the elevation of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo to the top of the once a decade Sight and Sound list of "Greatest Films of All Time", the leading actress in two of his films Tippi Hedren (The Birds and Marnie) was at the annual Television Critics...

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    Guest Post: Should the Emmy Statue Get a Sex-Change?

    Women are still going backwards and in high heels, but not in a good way. According to recent stats--women TV writers are losing ground. I just perused the Emmy website and counted only fourteen women’s names among the writing nominees.  Most were on comedy-variety shows where there are l...

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    Cross Post: Late-Night TV Stand-Up Demographic Scorecard: First Half, 2012

    Remember when The New York Times profiled Eddie Brill into a corner and caused an uproar both within CBS and Late Show with David Letterman -- which took away Brill's power to book stand-up comedians on Letterman after almost 11 years -- and within the comedy community, which debated whether fem...

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    Cross Post: Women Attend Comic-Con But Don't Run the Show

    This year, 40 percent of the attendees at the just completed annual Comic-Con were women. If only that percentage was reflected in the event’s programming.

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