Archive For June 30, 2016

10-Year Review of Gender & Emmy Nominations Infographic | Women’s Media Center

10-Year Review of Gender & Emmy Nominations Infographic | Women’s Media Center

There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic. Source: 10-Year Review of Gender & Emmy Nominations Infographic | Women’s Media Center

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Oscars: Academy Unveils New Members List for 2016 – Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Academy Unveils New Members List for 2016 – Hollywood Reporter

As the Oscar-granting organization makes a push for more diversity, it reaches out to the largest number of new members ever. Source: Oscars: Academy Unveils New Members List for 2016 – Hollywood Reporter

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Take it from a viral media star: Stop signing away your ideas

Take it from a viral media star: Stop signing away your ideas

Buzzfeed could cut together all the videos I made for them into a series, sell that series for millions of dollars – and not give me a penny or tell me about it. This system especially hurts women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. There are limited job options in the entertainment industry for these…

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Male film critics greatly outnumber female critics, study finds

Male film critics greatly outnumber female critics, study finds

The university’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film conducted a study earlier this year analyzing 5,776 reviews written by 247 of Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics. (The site designates some writers as “top critics” if they write for a major publication or are generally considered to be influential.) The results of that…

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Anadil Hossain: How One Woman’s Production Company Is Bringing Diversity To Hollywood

Anadil Hossain: How One Woman’s Production Company Is Bringing Diversity To Hollywood

Founder and President of Dillywood Inc., Anadil Hossain. (Courtesy of Anadil Hossain) Sexism in Hollywood is no secret, and things have gotten so bad that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged federal and state civil rights agencies to probe “the systemic failure to hire women directors at all levels of the […] Source: Anadil Hossain:…

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Diversity in Television: White, Male Showrunners 80% of 2016-17 Season | Variety

Diversity in Television: White, Male Showrunners 80% of 2016-17 Season | Variety

Network television’s goal of increasing the diversity of showrunners hit a stumbling block with the rollout of the new fall lineup. Source: Diversity in Television: White, Male Showrunners 80% of 2016-17 Season | Variety

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Legislation providing incentives for shows to hire minority writers and directors fails as Assembly, Senate cannot agree | Crain’s New York Business

Legislation providing incentives for shows to hire minority writers and directors fails as Assembly, Senate cannot agree | Crain’s New York Business

Legislation providing incentives for shows to hire minority writers and directors fails as Assembly, Senate cannot agree Source: Legislation providing incentives for shows to hire minority writers and directors fails as Assembly, Senate cannot agree | Crain’s New York Business

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Stacey Snider to Replace Jim Gianopulos As Head of Fox — Women and Hollywood

Stacey Snider to Replace Jim Gianopulos As Head of Fox — Women and Hollywood

There’s a lot of movement going on at Fox, where Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos will step down from his post next year, replaced by Stacey… Source: Stacey Snider to Replace Jim Gianopulos As Head of Fox — Women and Hollywood

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Ryan Murphy Launches Foundation to Tackle Hollywood’s Diversity Problem (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Ryan Murphy Launches Foundation to Tackle Hollywood’s Diversity Problem (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Half, a foundation within his 20th Century Fox TV-based production company, aims to have 50 percent of all director slots on his shows filled by women, people of color and members of the LGBT community and will begin outreach efforts at colleges to align candidates with mentors: “I personally can do better,” he tells THR….

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8 Female Producers on Pay Disparity, “Sequelitis” and Being Told “You Don’t Look Like a Producer” | Hollywood Reporter

8 Female Producers on Pay Disparity, “Sequelitis” and Being Told “You Don’t Look Like a Producer” | Hollywood Reporter

The Women in Film honorees also dish on how to forge ahead when sexist exes won’t even shake your hand and whom they’d hire as the next James Bond (My name is Elba, Idris Elba). Source: 8 Female Producers on Pay Disparity, “Sequelitis” and Being Told “You Don’t Look Like a Producer” – Hollywood Reporter

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