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Rebel Wilson Honored with Inaugural Annette Kellerman Award

October 21, 2016 by Laura Berger

“Pitch Perfect” actress Rebel Wilson was honored at the annual Australians in Film Awards gala, held yesterday in LA. Wilson received the…

Tribeca Announces Second Through Her Lens Women’s Filmmaker Program

October 21, 2016 by Casey Cipriani

Tribeca Enterprises has partnered with Chanel and announced the second iteration of Through Her Lense: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker…

Join SAG-AFTRA for Gender Parity in Entertainment Summit

October 21, 2016 by Casey Cipriani

On October 25 in Los Angeles, SAG-AFTRA will host a one-day summit on the topic of gender parity in the entertainment industry.

Carol Burnett Returning to Television for Collaboration with Amy Poehler

October 21, 2016 by Casey Cipriani

It’s like our lady comedy dreams are coming true. Television legend Carol Burnett is returning to TV with the help of soon-to-be television…

Reed Morano to Direct “I Think We’re Alone Now,” Starring Elle Fanning

October 21, 2016 by Laura Berger

“Meadowland” helmer Reed Morano has signed on to direct “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a post-apocalyptic movie starring Elle Fanning (“Neon…

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Why We Do What We Do

Women directed 6.4% of studio films from 2009-2014

Only five of 2015’s top 100 grossing films included female leads or co-leads age 45 or older, while 26 featured male leads or co leads 45 years of age or older

In the top 100 grossing films of 2015, females comprised 22% of protagonists and 34% of major characters and 33% of all speaking characters

In the 2015-16 TV season, 91% had no women directors, 76% had no women creators, 71% had no women writers

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- Amma Assante, Director of Belle