Archive For August 31, 2016

Data Exposes Gender Fault Lines | SLATED

Data Exposes Gender Fault Lines | SLATED

An eye-opening new infographic released today by SLATED illuminates cinema’s gender disparities in an unprecedented, data-driven light. The company’s analysis of 1,591 feature films released theatrically on at least one screen in the U.S. between 2010–2015 exposes a systemic lack of trust on the part of the film industry when it comes to collaborating with…

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Google Is Using Software to Tackle Disparities in Media Portrayal of Genders | TECH2

Google Is Using Software to Tackle Disparities in Media Portrayal of Genders | TECH2

Films are being analysed by software developed by Google and the University of Southern California to assess how women are portrayed in Media. Source: Google is using software to tackle disparities in media portrayal of genders – Tech2

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Meet Jenni Gold: Director of CinemAbility | Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Meet Jenni Gold: Director of CinemAbility | Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

While there are many powerful documentary films that tackle important subjects, few have the far-reaching influence of Jenni Gold’s CinemAbility. To understand what it’s about, let us pose a question: when was the last time you saw a film that positively portrayed the life of a person with a physical or mental disability? Your answer is…

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Inclusion is key to better TV: It’s time to reframe the “diversity” conversation | SALON

Inclusion is key to better TV: It’s time to reframe the “diversity” conversation | SALON

Reflecting what America looks like, in front of the camera and behind it, is the way to lasting change Source: Inclusion is key to better TV: It’s time to reframe the “diversity” conversation

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Fox Director Fellows Chosen For Comedy & Drama Apprenticeships | DEADLINE

Fox Director Fellows Chosen For Comedy & Drama Apprenticeships | DEADLINE

Fox Global Directors Initiative has selected 16 Director Fellows for its comedy and drama apprenticeship programs. Source: Fox Director Fellows Chosen For Comedy & Drama Apprenticeships | Deadline

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Comedy Central Is Turning Its Most Popular Snapchat Series Into A Television Show | TUBELFILTER

Comedy Central Is Turning Its Most Popular Snapchat Series Into A Television Show | TUBELFILTER

SO PROUD OF JAMES!   Comedy Central premiered ‘Swag-A-Saurus With James Davis’ last September, in which Davis attempts to explain slang terms like ‘Bye, Felicia’. Source: Comedy Central Is Turning Its Most Popular Snapchat Series Into A Television Show – Tubefilter

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[Watch] Distributors Talk Diversity in Hollywood | EBONY

[Watch] Distributors Talk Diversity in Hollywood | EBONY

A two-part video series on how to get projects produced and seen by distributors. Source: [Watch] Distributors Talk Diversity in Hollywood – EBONY

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11 Black-Led TV Shows and Specials Premiering This Fall | BLAVITY

11 Black-Led TV Shows and Specials Premiering This Fall | BLAVITY

The list features diverse writers and producers, too – women, people of color, change-makers! Like it or not, summer TV is winding down. Many shows have already called it a season. But don’t worry, fall is right around the corner. Next month you’ll be reunited with faves such as Black-ish, Empire, and How to Get Away With…

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Many TV executives love talking about diversity. Doing something about it, not so much | VOX

Many TV executives love talking about diversity. Doing something about it, not so much | VOX

When talking about diversity becomes exhausting, boring, and unproductive, no one wins. Source: Many TV executives love talking about diversity. Doing something about it, not so much. – Vox

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Female Cinematographers, Not Content to Hide Behind the Camera | NY TIMES

Female Cinematographers, Not Content to Hide Behind the Camera | NY TIMES

Women in the field are using several strategies in an effort to overcome gender inequity. Source: Female Cinematographers, Not Content to Hide Behind the Camera – The New York Times

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