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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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    To The Academy: Consider the Women

    It's that time of year, The Academy Awards, the "Super Bowl for Women." It's the night where we all get catty about whose dress doesn't work, who's got a new boyfriend or girlfriend, and who looks like they haven't eaten all month.

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    Oscar Watch: Looking at Gender and the Oscars

    Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti and Stephanie Gall of USC have taken a look at gender onscreen and behind the scenes in the best picture nominees over the last 30 years.  There are two sets of findings - films made from 2007-2010 (so that would be the Oscars from 2008-2011, and films from 1977-20...

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    Cross Post: Streep Speaks and Illuminates the Need for More Female Critics

    Earlier this week, Terry Gross broadcast a provocative interview with Meryl Streep on her NPR program Fresh Air. The interview was tied to Streep’s unprecedented 17th Oscar nomination for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. But Gross also used the opportunity to ask Streep abo...

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    Top Grossing Women Centric Films of 2011

    When I read that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo crossed the $100 million mark, it reminded me to take a look at how women centric films did last year.

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    What Bigelow Effect? Number of Women Directors in Hollywood Falls to 5 Percent

    The Oscar nominations this morning give us another year where there are no women directors included in the list. This year we won't see Kathryn Bigelow up on the stage giving out the best director award to the next winner. When she won two years ago there was much hope that the numbers of women di...

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    DGA Stats on Directing TV Show A White Male Dominated World

    The DGA released a report this week on who directs TV shows and the news is abominably bad for women and people of color.

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    Women Lose Ground as TV Writers

    TV is supposed to be better than the movies for women creatives. It is supposed to be the place where women are taken seriously because we watch TV and we buy the things that are advertised on TV. TV shows want women because the advertisers want women because the women buy their products.

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