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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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    Lisa Cholodenko And Kathleen Kennedy Elected to Academy's Board of Governors

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected new members to the board of governors. There are two new members, director Lisa Cholodenko and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy has previously been on the board and Cholodenko is a first time board member elected to the r...

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    Great Piece at the Women's Media Center: If Women Ran Hollywood

    Here's a piece from Dr. Martha Lauzen -- the guru of Hollywood stats -- that appeared on the Women's Media Center site. She pulls a gender reverse on how Hollywood is run.

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    The Social Network Team to Produce Fifty Shades of Grey

    Universal Pictures and Focus Features have picked The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti to shepherd E.L. James’ huge bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey to the big screen.

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    Sexism Watch: Another Movie List Leaves Off Women

    So tired of reading these lists that don't include any women.  This time it is AMC's film site which offers up a list of the 50 top directors of all time.

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    Crying Sexism As The Answer to an Under-performing Film

    Daryl Wein is the co-writer (with partner Zoe Lister Jones) and director of Lola Versus starring Greta Gerwig which opened this Friday to a $31,000 gross in four theatres.  Personally, I didn't love the film.  You can see what I thought here.

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    Author Jennifer Weiner Keynotes BookExpo America's 2012 Bloggers Conference

    Author Jennifer Weiner Keynotes BookExpo America's 2012 Bloggers Conference

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