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Study: Number of Women Protagonists in Top 100 Films Climbed to 29% in 2016

February 21, 2017 by Rachel Montpelier

This should brighten up your Tuesday a bit: Women made up 29 percent of the protagonists of the 100 top grossing films in 2016. According…

Anna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Career Award

February 21, 2017 by Laura Berger

Anna Deavere Smith is a reporter, actress, playwright, professor, social activist, and MacArthur genius. Deadline reports that the multi…

Trailer Watch: Sally Hawkins Finds the Artist Within in Aisling Walsh’s “Maudie”

February 21, 2017 by Laura Berger

Maud Lewis is one of Canada’s most well-known folk artists, but a new trailer for Aisling Walsh’s “Maudie” shows the painter’s humble…

You’re Invited: Women and Hollywood Celebrates Intl Women’s Day in London with Gurinder Chadha

February 21, 2017 by Laura Berger

Looking for a way to celebrate International Women’s Day in London? Look no further. Join Women and Hollywood, Birds Eye View, and White…

“Toni Erdmann” Named Best Picture by International Cinephile Society

February 20, 2017 by Laura Berger

“Toni Erdmann” has racked up more honors. The offbeat German comedy received five awards from the International Cinephile Society yesterday…

Women Execs Have Limited Role in Hollywood Greenlight Process

February 20, 2017 by Rachel Montpelier

The good news: the process for greenlighting a movie is relatively democratic, with most studios considering multiple perspectives via…

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