October 9, 2016

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization is taking aim at institutional sexism in an unlikely medium: stock photos.

Born out of the memoir of the same name by Facebook's chief operating officer, the non-profit has partnered with Getty Images to create a stock-photo libra...

March 2, 2014

“For so bravely and intelligently distributing the film and to the audiences who went to see it and perhaps those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences. They are not. Audience...

February 24, 2014

SSN: The women in American Hustle are great characters, not just eye candy. Are you both conscious of how you write the female roles?

Singer: I don’t think in terms of gender as I do characters that are true to life, true to me, with a lot of heart and striving for som...

February 15, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to be hopeful again, here comes another reality check. 


The Bunche Center at UCLA has released its annual "Hollywood Diversity Report" to remind us that we're still nowhere near where we should be in terms of gender and racial diversit...

January 22, 2014

Though the 2014 lineup at the Sundance was disappointingly low on women directors, the festival remains committed to advancing the ranks of women directors in the industry. 


Two years ago, Sundance and Women in Film launched a joint longitudinal study that would follow...

January 20, 2014

This morning, Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers. Last year they released an unprecedented first phase in the work that began the analysis on why they are so many barriers to female filmmakers. The first th...

January 17, 2014

Judging by the winners’ speeches at last Sunday’s Golden Globes, 2013 was a banner year for ladies in cinema — everyone from Amy Adams to Cate Blanchett praised their writers for including strong female roles.


But on closer look, many of the year’s best pictures fail t...

January 6, 2014

The biggest blockbusters of 2013 scored pretty well on the Bechdel Test, a measure of quality onscreen time for women—but even better at the box office


Dear Hollywood: We know how you can make more money in 2014.

Put more women onscreen.


We analyzed the top 50 biggest b...

November 26, 2013

A new study for the BFI finds that UK independent films were more likely to be profitable if they had women in key backstage roles, yet the gender is still under-represented


• Datablog: How well are women represented in the UK independent film industry?


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