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Women in Entertainment 2019

Women in Entertainment Mentorship Class Photo: Meet The Hollywood Reporter’s New Mentees Class of 2020

Eighteen high school students gather with the outgoing 2019 class, seven of whom were recipients Dec. 11 of $1.6 million in scholarships from Netflix, Spotify and others.

How Over-40 Female Writers Are Trying to Shatter Hollywood’s Last Glass Ceiling

For female scribes, middle age often means the phone stops ringing, but at a retreat outside New York, a group of veterans (with the help of Meryl? Streep and Nicole Kidman) is trying to change that: "Mature women know their shit."

TV Director Lands “Break of a Lifetime” With NBC’s Female Forward Initiative

"It changed my life," says Lee Friedlander of her work on 'Good Girls' through the network's initiative, which subsidizes opportunities for women directors to helm their first episode.

How Elizabeth Banks and Donna Langley Formed a Rare Hollywood Alliance: “We Always Were Problem-Solving Together”

A scarcity of women in executive suites and director's chairs means there are few parallels to the relationship between the 'Charlie's Angels' helmer and Universal Pictures chair.

Hollywood’s Gender-Parity Pledges: A Status Report

From the 4 percent challenge to 5050 by 2020, The Hollywood Reporter charts the industry's progress on its recent commitments to equality, from CAA to the Academy.

Pay Negotiation Advice From Time’s Up President: “Numbers Give You More Confidence”

Workers who can’t afford their own lawyer should know their comparable salaries — and employers who think pay inequalities don’t exist among their own ranks might be surprised by an audit.

How 4 of Hollywood’s Most Powerful (and Busiest) Women Spend Their Days

'When They See Us' director, Ava DuVernay, 'Birds of Prey' writer Christina Hodson, 'Watchmen' executive producer/director Nicole Kassell and 'Tonight Show' head writer Nedaa Sweiss share their jam-packed schedules.

“Do Less, Then Obsess”: How Hollywood’s Busiest People Get It All Done

Time management experts and top industry execs share tips for efficiency and effectiveness, from staying off Twitter to learning how to say no.

How Victoria Mahoney Became the First Female ‘Star Wars’ Director (Guest Column)

The second-unit helmer on 'The Rise of Skywalker' reveals how J.J. Abrams found her through Ava DuVernay: "No one else took a risk on an outlier like me."

Julie K. Brown and the Female Collaborator Who Helped Bring Down Jeffrey Epstein

Exposing serial sexual abuser Epstein required an intense, concerted effort by Miami Herald's reporter, who led in print, and Emily Michot, who documented victims on video.

Uncapped Parental Leave? Hollywood Ups Benefits to Compete With Silicon Valley

From Netflix offering a lengthy leave to breast milk shipping, these companies offer a host of perks as they jockey to "retain great talent in a competitive market."

How Gigi Gorgeous “Became the Person I Couldn’t Find in Traditional Media”

Transgender star Gigi Gorgeous was a lonely YouTuber who, in ?documenting her transition, tapped into a community and connected with allies.