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    MPAA Releases Ticket Stats And Contrary to What Hollywood Wants Us To Believe, Women Do Go To The Movies

    It's the time of the year when the MPAA (the lobbying group from Hollywood) releases their annual stats. Since Hollywood films are so skewed towards the young boys I always think the stats are going to come out and give me an understanding as to why women consistently are dismissed as an audience. ...

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    Directors UK and BBC Studying Lack of Women Directors

    Directors UK and the BBC are working together to investigate the lack of women directors in television.

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    Bloomberg Story On Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Financing

    Yesterday, Bloomberg published a great article 'Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Film Financing?' by Lauren Sandler. Sandler discusses the dismal statistics, the research out of Sundance and talks to women directors about the general catering of the industry towards men. Jill Soloway, wh...

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    2012 Celluloid Ceiling Study Results Are In. Spoiler Alert: They Aren't Great

    Following the Sundance Institute & Women in Film’s unveiling of their new groundbreaking study of women directors during the Sundance Film Festival, comes Dr. Martha Lauzen's annual Celluloid Ceiling study, which looks at how many women worked on the top 250 films of the year.

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    Women Severely Underrepresented in British Theatre

    Last month the Guardian, building on earlier research of Elizabeth Freestone, artistic director of Pentabus theatre, took a look at the status of women in British Theatre and found some disturbing statistics.

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    Guest Post: 2012’s Best Actress Race: A History of Inequality

    Guest Post: 2012’s Best Actress Race: A History of Inequality

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    Sexism Watch: Popular Media is Dominated By Men

    As consumers of media we know that things are biased.  That's why it is so important that we have data to backup what we are seeing and feeling.  And it's great that we have people like Geena Davis who are willing to stand up and say, yes, things are biased and they must change.

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    Men Directed 85% of TV Shows Last Season

    Here's a sucky statistic brought to you by the Director's Guild of America: men directed 85% of all TV episodes last season.  These stats include all network and cable scripted TV shows - about 3,100 episodes. 

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    Women Created 26 Percent of the Television Shows in the 2011-2012 Season

    As we get ready to launch the new television season the statistics are out for how women fared last season behind the scenes in the TV business. According to the Center for Study of Women in Television and Film the annual study, Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in the 2011-12 Prime-t...

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