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‘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…

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…

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…

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.

Study: Men Who Dominate Movie Reviewing Shortchange Women Directors

Male reviewers outnumber female reviewers by two to one, and that affects how women directors and films about women are perceived, according to a new study from San Diego State University's Center…

Charlize Theron Talks Equal Pay, #MeToo and Social Justice with Kweku Mandela

Kicking off 100 Conversations, inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Oscar-winner revisits equal pay issues on 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' and looks to millennials for leadership in a…

Ava DuVernay, Natalie Portman Talk “Time’s Up” at Makers Conference

What is the "Time's Up" movement doing for women who need legal aid? Quite a lot, actually.

Margaret Atwood Faces Backlash Over “Bad Feminist” Op-ed and #MeToo Comments

Writing in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, 'The Handmaid's Tale' author hit back at her critics and doubled down on her concerns about the #MeToo movement.