ACLU Statement that Federal Government is Investigating Gender Discrimination in Hollywood

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In a followup to last year’s request to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that they investigate the systematic failure to hire women directors in feature films and TV, the ACLU has announced that the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs are continuing their probe. The charge of the exclusion of female directors […]

At Cannes: Women Finance Films for Women

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Women are coming together to finance films that change the media landscape for women. At Cannes, founder Chiara Tilesi announced the first feature film of the non-profit organization We Do It Together, which was formed to “finance and produce films, documentaries and television that empower women.” Produced by Carol Polakoff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi, […]

Jodie Foster at Cannes 2016

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At the Women in Motion panel at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jodie Foster calls out the use of rape as a reductive device in creating motivations for women characters. The recently released Money Monster, which she directed, has been getting positive attention for its female characters.