USC Study On Film And Gender Tells Us What We Already Know
Well, surprise, surprise. It looks like women in Hollywood are still screwed, at least according to a recent University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study. Researchers surveyed all films released in 2009, and found that filmmakers still favor men over women -- only around a third of all speaking characters were female.
Today’s Lady News: Four Women Directors Compete For Cannes’ Top Prize
A record number of female filmmakers — four! — are competing for the top filmmaking prize at the Cannes Film Festival. [Washington Post] What do we think of this "gender neutral" beer commercial for Copenhagen, a Danish beer? [Tres Sugar] This five-year-old child prodigy speaks seven languages and plays six instruments.
Angelina Jolie To Direct, Plus Other Actresses Who’ve Gone Behind The Camera
Directing movies has gone exceptionally well for many leading men in Hollywood. Clint Eastwood has been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times, and Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, and Kevin Costner have all gotten Oscar nods for stepping behind the camera. Oh, and George Clooney didn't do too shabby with his directorial…
Today’s Lady News: Booooo! No Female Directors At Cannes Competition
Hold your horses, people still reveling over Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar night win: not one of the 16 films in the upcoming competition at the Cannes Film Festival was directed by a woman. [Women & Hollywood] The White House forced CBS News to a remove a blog post from their website alleging the…
Female Movie Directors Kick Ass In The Boys’ Club
When I found out that the director of “The Hurt Locker”—a testosterone-rific movie about a team of soldiers disarming roadside bombs in Iraq—was directed by a woman, I wanted to kick myself. Not out of surprise, but because I was surprised. Why did I automatically think that only a man could direct an intense war…