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Dispatches from the 2019 WIFTI Summit

“Run towards trouble.” Last week, delegates from chapters of WIFTI—Women in Film and Television International—gathered for their biennial summit, this year held in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand alongside The Power of Inclusion, a two-day conference focusing on issues of representation and equality in the global entertainment industry. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing findings, […]

A-Listers Pledge to Mentor Directors With ReFrame Rise

A group of A-list producers and executives are combating Hollywood gender inequality in a pledge to mentor women directors in the middle of their careers. That’s a time when, at least one prominent study suggests, they disappear from show business entirely. ReFrame Rise, an initiative of ReFrame, the parity organization run by Women in Film and Sundance […]

Opening This Week: 10/16/19–10/22/19

These films are opening (or playing at repertory cinema) in Los Angeles, and these television series are premiering, which all have been directed, written, produced, shot, scored, or edited by women: BILLY JACK (1971) at the New Beverly on 10/21 Written by Delores Taylor BORN LOSERS (1967) at the New Beverly on 10/21 Written by […]

Source: “Inequality in 1,200 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT & Disability from 2007 to 2018,”
Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti, Dr. Katherine Pieper, Kevin Yao, Ariana Case & Angel Choi; Annenberg Inclusion Initiative