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    DGA Report: Women Represent Only 14% of TV Directors

    The DGA has released its annual report tracking the statistics of directors on episodic TV shows for the 2012-2013 season, and the news is that there is no news. The numbers have remained pretty static since last year. In fact they have remained virtually the same for the last three years.

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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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    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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    GLAAD Releases First Annual Studio Responsibility Index

    GLAAD, the nation's leading LGBT media advocacy organization, released their first annual Studio Responsibility Index, which looks at the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT characters in films from the six major studios during 2012.

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    BFI Stats Show That the UK Claimed 15.3% of the Global Box Office in 2012

    Although the UK's share of 2012's global box office is down 2% from the previous year, at 15.3% it is the third highest share on record and more than twice than what was earned in 2009. In money terms, the UK took $5.3 billion of a record-breaking $34.7 billion global box office.

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    Report From London: Women Directors and Screenwriters in Decline According to New BFI Statistics

    The BFI's Stats Yearbook for 2013 was published this week and provides an unsettling wake up call for women working as screenwriters and directors in the UK.

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    Must-Read Blog: Hollywood Boys Club

    Check out this new blog, Hollywood Boys Club, that compiles examples of "men only" in Hollywood. Current examples include the all male writing staffs of shows like Real Time With Bill Maher and the all male directors of television shows like Burn Notice and Magic City.

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    New TV Study Finds Young Female Characters are Sexual Targets

    The Parents Television Counsel has released a new television study that looked at teen sexual exploitation on primetime television. They found that the primary target of the sexual exploitation were the female characters--primarily the teen ones--on the 238 sitcoms and dramas that they watched over ...

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    More Plays About Women Were Written in the 1900s than Today

    At an event that celebrated theater during the Suffragette movement, Professor Maggie Gale from the University of Manchester, revealed that her research had found that there were more plays written by women in crucial points in the 20th century than in the 21st.

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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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