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    Female Directors at Sundance Have a Long Way to Go, New Study Finds

    There has been no overall change in the number of female directors and producers at Sundance over the past decade, a new study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles found.

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    Sundance Expands Gender Parity Initiative, Documentaries are Friendlier to Women

    Two women who are fighting mad about continuing gender disparity in the entertainment industry are Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam and Cathy Schulman, President of Women In Film. On Monday at the Sundance Film Festival they revealed an expanded initiative to achieve gender parity a...

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    New Report Finds Film Industry In State of "Gender Inertia": Women's Employment Not Improving

    Women's Studies scholar Martha Lauzen has released this year's Celluloid Ceiling report, and the stats aren't great. In 2013, women comprised 16% of individuals working in key behind-the-scenes roles on the top 250 grossing films. This figure is actually down slightly from 2012 -- and even 1998. Wom...

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    Pivot Acquires Fan Favorites ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Veronica Mars’

    Bringing back some of the most iconic female role models on TV, Pivot, Participant Media’s network targeting Millennials (18-34), has announced it has acquired all episodes of scripted series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (20th Century Fox) and Veronica Mars (Warner Bros.).

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    Seven 2013 Box-Office Trends the Studios Should Not Ignore, Market Shares, Top 20 2013 Chart

    At first glance 2013 wasn't much different from 2012. Sequels ruled the world. On closer examination, however, the Hollywood studios would do well to heed some key trends revealed by the 2013 box office.

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    Auteur Directors: Any American Women?

    Marie Giese is American feature film director, a writer, a member & elected Director Category Representative for women at the DGA. She graduated from Wellesley College and UCLA graduate film schooland co-founded the foremost international web forum for political action for women directors

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    WATCH: The High and Very Low Points of the Media's Treatment of Women in 2013

    The Representation Project has created a four-minute supercut of how women fared in the media over the past year. It begins with the high points -- because there were many -- and then moves on to the low points, as a sharp reminder that striving for gender equality must remain a top priority. Watch ...

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    Gender Inequality in Film: In Infographic Form

    Following the record-breaking opening of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any advancements women are making in film-- and create an infographic based on their findings.

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    How Have Women Fared in Film Over the Last Five Years? (GRAPHS)

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" caught box office fire this past weekend as a female-led action film. In timely fashion, the New York Film Academy has created a lengthy graphic showing that, despite the winningly tough likes of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen or Jena Malone's Johanna Mason, q...

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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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