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14 Memorable Women Presidents From Movies and TV

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on 'Veep' and Bellamy Young on 'Scandal' are the among the performers who have occupied the on-screen Oval Office.

European Gender Gap: Only 23 Percent of Film Directors Are Female, Study Finds

For the European film industry, gender parity is still a long way off. Despite pledges by festivals, funding bodies and industry associations to work to narrow the gender gap, fewer than one in four working directors in Europe are female, a new industry report has found. A survey of crews that worked on European feature […]

Study: Streaming Shows Employ More Women Than Broadcast Series Do

The streaming services have made more room for women than the broadcast networks, according to the latest annual study from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Women comprised 52 percent of major characters on streaming programs but 45 percent on broadcast series, according to Boxed In: Women […]

Gender Equality Reached by Canada’s Top Film Financier

Canada’s top film financier says it has reached gender parity after helping more women move into local movie producing, directing and screenwriting in key roles. But Telefilm Canada reported additional data that revealed Black women, Indigenous women and women of color remain woefully under-employed on Canada’s film and TV sets, despite cross-industry pledges for equality […]

‘The Old Guard,’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’ Among Films to Score ReFrame Stamp

Gina Prince-Bythewood's Netflix action flick, starring Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne, emerged as the most popular film to meet the mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated gender-balanced hiring.

Alice Initiative Reveals Annual List of Emerging Female Directors

Tayarisha Poe, Karen Gillan and Lulu Wang are among the 20 female filmmakers selected by a group of more than 50 studio execs and producers.

Sweden’s Göteborg Festival Achieves 50/50 Gender Parity

The Göteborg Festival in Sweden becomes the first major A-list film festival to achieve full gender parity, with its 2020 lineup made up of an equal number of films directed by men and women.

Female Representation on TV Inches Toward Parity, Study Finds

San Diego State's latest Boxed In study saw women reach historic highs onscreen and behind the scenes in television last season.

Venice Film Festival Finally Starts Talking About Gender Parity

After years of criticism over chronic under-representation of women in its competition lineup — with just two of 21 films this year from female directors — the Venice International Film Festival held its first-ever seminar on gender parity and inclusion.

Screen Australia Exceeds Gender Parity Targets, Extends Program

Australia’s national funding agency Screen Australia will extend a program aimed at achieving gender parity in the production sector by another four years after announcing that the Gender Matters initiative has exceeded its targets in its first three years.

Berlin Film Festival Releases Gender Gap Figures

An extensive study into gender representation at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival finds 37 percent of current films screening were directed by women.

How the European Film Industry Can Lead Hollywood Toward Gender Equality

Europe's state-subsidized film industry can push for faster, more comprehensive change to close the gender gap, an expert panel at the European Film Awards in Seville, Spain, argued.