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    Celluloid Ceiling Report: No Progress in 16 Years for Women in Hollywood

    Dr. Martha Lauzen: "The film industry is in a state of what might be called gender inertia. There is no evidence to suggest that women's employment in key roles has improved over the last 16 years."

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    An Oscar-Nominated Director Gets Real About How Women Are Treated in Hollywood

    If Hollywood were serious about diversity, it wouldn't fail at every turn.

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    An Open Letter to Martin Scorsese

    Mr. Scorsese, have you shown your daughter any films directed by women?

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    We Are Mis-Represented

    Great video from the folks at The Representation Project proving that there is still so much work to do.

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    Infographic: Gender Inequality in Hollywood (It's Worse than You Think)

    In honor of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' the blockbuster success of which should disprove every industry myth about women-led films being unprofitable, the New York Film Academy shares this wonderful infographic to bring awareness about the continuing entrenched sexism in Hollywood.

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    Ridiculous Comment of the Day: "It's Harder to Animate Female Characters"

    Earlier this week, MovieViral.com ran an article about the 50 Things You May Not Know About Frozen, the upcoming Jennifer Lee co-directed Disney animated feature based on The Snow Queen.

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    Kimberly Peirce: "How Many More Movies Could I Have Made?"

    Yesterday, the NY Times Magazine featured a profile of director Kimberly Peirce as she readies the release of the remake of Carrie starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

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    Guest Post: Let's Change the Conversation About Women Directors

    A few weeks ago, as Jane Campion's TV series Top Of The Lake drew to a close, Marie Claire UK wrote an article entitled '11 facts about the director that will blow your mind' where the second most interesting fact was her marital status.

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    Cross Post: In 'Planes' Males Soar, Females Get Grounded

    I've blogged twice about the sexist preview for "Planes," and after seeing the movie today, I'm afraid I've got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do....

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    Lake Bell's Directorial Debut, In A World..., Smartly Examines Industry Sexism

    Lake Bell's directorial debut, In A World…, is a hilarious and uncomfortable look into how deeply sexism can plague an industry. She stars as Carol Solomon, a struggling voice-over artist, who does vocal coaching to make ends meet.

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