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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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    Women Directors Are Way More Successful in the Indie World

    As we embark on the fall festival season, Dr. Martha M. Lauzen has published another one of her vitally important studies tracking the progress of women working behind the scenes on movies.  In “Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representations on Festival Films,” Lauzen, directo...

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    Cross Post: Women Writing Pilots – Nice Work if You Can Get It

    Last week the networks announced the pilots they are picking up to series from among the ninety or so that were produced this year for ABC, CBS, CW, FOX and NBC. Certainly the relative success that CBS had with its schedule and the more limited slots FOX has available influenced their rationale for ...

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    Cross-Post - Cannes: Festival Opens in a Boys Own Adventure

    Cross-Post - Cannes: Festival Opens in a Boys Own Adventure

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    Females Grossly Underrepresented and Misrepresented in Top Grossing Films of 2011

    New stats are out from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.  This time the research takes a look at the amount of female characters onscreen in the top grossing 100 films of 2011.

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    MPAA Data Shows Women and Men Each Buy Half the Movie Tickets Sold

    For the second year in a row the MPAA has released data showing that men and women each buy half the tickets to movies.  (Here's the post of the 2010 stats.)  Two years ago women bought more than half the tickets. 

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