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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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    Guest Post: We Want More Female-Written Plays! by Katherine Bowman

    The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (LA FPI) recently conducted a study on the number of female-written plays produced in LA. The number is a disappointing yet unsurprising 20%.

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    Only One African American Woman Directed a Top Grossing Film in 2008

    When you see these numbers it shows the difficult road women of color directors have ahead of them, but at least we have some numbers to looks at. Dr. Stacy Smith and Marc Choueiti recently released a report "Black Characters in Popular Film: Is the Key to Diversifying Cinematic Content held in the...

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    New Study from Quebec Finds Female Directors Face Tough Road Getting Films Made

    A new study released last week by Anna Lupien and Francine Descarries, researchers at the Université du Québec à Montréal in partnership with the Réalisatrices équitables an association of female filmmakers in the region found that it's very difficult for female filmmakers and that "women direct a d...

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    Who Goes to the Movies? Moviegoers Stats from 2010

    The annual look at who went to the movies from the MPAA has been released. Here are the relevant stats. Women and men go to the movies in equal numbers. In 2010 women bought 50% of the tickets and men bought 50% of the tickets.

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    The Numbers Speak For Themselves

    This is day two of crappy stats about women in the creative business - this time, the literary world.

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    The Celluloid Ceiling Just Keeps Getting Higher and Higher

    Groundhog Day might be tomorrow, but it sure feels like today with the release of the new Celluloid Ceiling Study from Dr. Martha Lauzen Executive Director, Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.

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    Text of Theresa Rebeck Laura Pels Keynote Address

    Last night I saw someone do something very brave. My friend, Theresa Rebeck, a very successful playwright, TV writer and novelist, got up in front of a group of theatre people and talked about gender. She talked about how her career has been hampered because she is a woman. She talked about how s...

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    Guess What? Women Buy More Movie Tickets Than Men

    You know that whole conversation about how women don't go to the movies and are not a film market? You know that conversation that we hear over and over as the big reason why we are inundated with crappy boy films week in and week out.

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