Topic: women in Hollywood

The Oscar Nominations Are In, And Women Are Shut Out Of At Least Seven Entire Categories

The Oscar Nominations Are In, And Women Are Shut Out Of At Least Seven Entire Categories

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the 2013 Oscar nominations this morning, and the nominations for best actress included a few surprises. The list includes both the oldest and youngest nominees of all time. And here’s another shocker: Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first woman ever to win Best Director a few years ago, did not receive a nomination for her buzzed-about Zero Dark Thirty. Less shocking: The overwhelming number of dudes in just about every category, including Best Director.
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If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

If Women Ran Hollywood It Would Be More Inclusive And Films About Male Strippers And Sparkly Vampires Would Be Hits. Oh Wait..

The Hollywood Reporter put out its annual ‘Most Powerful Women in Hollywood’ issue this week. Most of the most powerful women are heads of studios (Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks came in at number one) but by the time we were in the 40′s we got to Tina Fey and blockbuster queens Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep came in at 50. But when a number of these powerful women (and a few men) were asked what it would be like if women really did run Hollywood, their answers were surprising. More »

Why Was The Most Diverse Actress On THR’s Roundtable Issue Sally Field?

Why Was The Most Diverse Actress On THR's Roundtable Issue Sally Field?

The Hollywood Reporter is getting some flack right now for not including a single, African-American actress on its famous “Actress Roundtable” issue. There were also no hispanic or Asian women featured. The most diversity on this cover was Sally Field, because she is over 50, and Marionne Cotillard, because she is French. This group of women made the cast of Girls look diverse.
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Guy Who Created The Super Cancelled Dane Cook Sitcom Fought For More Women In The Writer’s Room

Guy Who Created The Super Cancelled Dane Cook Sitcom Fought For More Women In The Writer's Room

About a month ago, there was news that a new show starring Dane Cook as a moody radio host called Next Caller had not only been cancelled but it had been super cancelled, meaning it never even made it to air. It is just lost in the NBC archives now. At the time I didn’t really think twice about it or maybe just that I can’t believe Dane Cook is still relevant. But then Stephen Fallk, the Executive Producer and Creator of the show, wrote an amazing blog post in which he talked about how hard it is to suddenly have something you put your heart and sole into cancelled. And how tough it is to tell other people who did the same that they no longer have a job (plus he made Dane Cook sound like a saint.) But something else that really stuck out to me was that he said he insisted on having as near even as possible ratio of females to males in the writers room. More »

Oscar Winning Creator Of Nashville Says TV Is Just Better For Women Right Now

Oscar Winning Creator Of Nashville Says TV Is Just Better For Women Right Now

If you’re like me you are one of the 9 million people who watched the premiere of Nashville three weeks ago today. How could you not? The ads for it insisted it was going to be the hit of the season, it is about country music and it features 47 minutes of Connie Britton and her damn gorgeous perfectly highlighted hair. But there was something bigger going on here. In the past few years we have seen many female-driven comedies pop up on television and now we have this epic drama about women. More »