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    France vs. US - What Do Movie Stars Looks Like?

    As the Cannes Film Festival kicks off here is an infographic from French TV (and in French) that breaks down the difference between the US and French film industries.

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    Novelist Claire Messud Schools Publishers Weekly

    Claire Messud's latest novel, The Woman Upstairs, has been getting a ton of great critical buzz (and was also in the recent women's fiction satire video Ron Charles released). In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Messud is asked about the likeability of her main character Nora. She completely cal...

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    Guest Post: The Appearing Female Magician - Desperate Acts of Magic

    When I was seven, my parents took me to a magic shop at Pier 39 in San Francisco. I bought my first magic trick, the Imp Bottle. I loved playing with it. Not long after that, my parents bought me a magic set with over 100 tricks. I performed just about every single one of them for the kids at my eig...

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    Watch This: Ron Charles "Explains" Women's Fiction

    Watch The Washington Post's book critic, Ron Charles hilariously satirize the idea of "women's fiction." He brings light to the sexism embedded within criticism and the truly horrendous VIDA statistics.

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    Cartoon: The New Hollywood

    This came from Donnelly's piece on the latest episode of Mad Men in her ForbesWomen.com column.

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    CinemaCon Holds Panel on Women and the Box Office

    Last week at CinemaCon, they held a panel about women and the box office. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Editorial Director, Janice Min, the panel touched upon the depressing statistics for female leads in films even though women drive much of the box office business.

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    Oscars Rehire Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

    While we here at Women and Hollywood had many problems with the Oscars executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the Academy is very pleased that the show was able to bring in that coveted young male demographic. They are so happy that they made the early decision to rehire Meron and Zadan ...

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    Junie Hoang Loses Age Lawsuit Against IMDB

    Actress Junie Hoang lost her lawsuit against IMDB for revealing her actual age online. Hoang first sued IMDB (and parent company Amazon) in October 2011 for $1 million for putting her actual age of 42 on the database without her consent.

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    Guerrilla Girls Call for Girlcott of The Alley Theatre

    Houston's Alley Theatre announced its 2013-14 season with 9 plays that examine the "American character."

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    Helen Mirren Stands Up For a Future Full of Women Directors

    On Sunday evening, Helen Mirren who has always been wonderfully outspoken in calling out sexism in Hollywood, used the occasion of being awarded the Legend award from Empire magazine to highlight the lack of women directors in the business.

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