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    DC Theaters to Launch Festival Showcasing Women Playwrights

    Forty-four theater companies in Washington, DC, have joined forces to launch the Women's Voices Theater Festival, designed to showcase works by contemporary female playwrights.

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    Women Comprise Majority of National Book Critics Circle Nominees

    Women writers slightly edged out their male counterparts among the finalists.

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    TV: Rashida Jones, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael Sell Pilots to NBC

    On the heels of Amy Poehler's Best Actress win for "Parks and Rec" at the Golden Globes comes more Pawnee news. "P&R" co-star Rashida Jones, whose last episode on the show will air in February, has lined up a new sitcom.

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    Amma Asante, Rebecca Miller Announce New Projects

    Great news: two female filmmakers have announced new projects today.

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    BAFTA Nods Recognize Women Directors and Female Protagonists

    Among the BAFTA nominees are films by several women directors: Clio Barnard's "The Selfish Giant," Haifaa al-Mansour's "Wadjda," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish," and Jennifer Lee's "Frozen."

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    TV: The Women-Created Network Shows in Contention for Fall 2014

    About 40% of them (11 of 26) feature women creators, showrunners, and/or executive producers, and four boast series commitments or straight-to-series deals.

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    WGA Nominates Women Screenwriters for Dallas Buyers Club, Before Midnight

    The Writers Guild of America announced their 2014 award nominees today. Only two female screenwriters -- "Dallas Buyers Club" co-writer Melisa Wallack and "Before Midnight" co-writer/star Julie Delpy -- were honored.

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    10 Films from Women Directors, Screenwriters, or Stars Added to National Film Registry

    The National Film Registry has announced its 2013 list of "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" films to be preserved by the Library of Congress, and 10 of its 25 selections were directed by, written by, or starred women.

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    Less Than 20% of Black List Scripts Are By Women Screenwriters

    Of the 72 screenplays that made it on the List, only 11 of them were wrriten by a female writer, while a 12th was co-written by a co-ed duo. 13 out of 72 amounts to about 18% of the total number of chosen screenplays.

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    Infographic: Women and Hollywood - Better Luck Next Year...Or Next Decade

    Check out this original Women and Hollywood infographic to see how frustratingly little has changed in the film and TV industries for female creative talent.

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