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Contributions to the Dialogue

Gender Bias Goes Indie: Only 25 Percent of Films at Major Festivals Had Female Director, Study Finds

  • In The Wrap
  • By Beatrice Verhoeven
  • May 17, 2017

Women Face Long Odds at U.S. Film Festivals, Study Finds

  • In The New York Times
  • By Stephanie Goodman
  • May 17, 2017

Leading Roles for Women in Hollywood Reach An All-Time High… Which is Still Pathetically Low

  • In Digital Spy
  • By Rosie Fletcher
  • February 22, 2017

More Women Were Protagonists in 2016 Movies

  • In The New York Times
  • By Stephanie Goodman
  • February 21, 2017

Number of Female Film Protagonists Hits High in 2016 (Study)

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • February 21, 2017

The Same Number of Women Have Worked Behind the Camera in Hollywood Since 1998

  • In Refinery29
  • By Marquita Harris
  • January 12, 2017

Number of Female Directors Falls Despite Diversity Debate, Says Study

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • January 12, 2017

New Study Reveals Fewer Women Working Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

  • In Los Angeles Times
  • By Libby Hill
  • January 12, 2017

New TV Research Reveals Gender Inequality On-Screen and Off

  • In WomenandHollywood.com
  • By Laura Berger
  • September 14, 2016

Broadcasters Treat Female Characters Better than Cable Networks Do

  • In The Wrap
  • By Scott Collins
  • September 13, 2016

Movie Criticism is an Overwhelmingly Male Dominated Field

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • June 24, 2016

Study Shows Film Criticism is Just as Male-Dominated as Filmmaking

  • In ScreenCrush
  • By Britt Hayes
  • June 24, 2016

Proof of Dudeocracy of Film Writers Exists Thanks to Latest Study of Top Critics

  • In Women and Hollywood
  • By Casey Cipriani
  • June 24, 2016

Study: Percentage of Women Working Behind the Camera in Indie Films is “Stagnant”

  • In The Hollywood Reporter
  • By Mia Galuppo
  • May 5, 2016

MPAA Must Lead — or Be Led — in Battle to Improve Diversity

In Variety 2016

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

In Women’s Media Center 2016

Country Music and Cannes: Blaming Women for Sexism

In WomenandHollywood.com/indieWire 2015

Studios Need to Address Diversity in a Changing World

In Variety 2015

He, Himself, and Him

In Women’s Media Center 2015

Summer at the Cineplex: Gender Myopia and Boy Wonders

In The Wrap 2014

Moving Beyond the Bechdel Test

In Women’s Media Center 2014

To Hollywood, Men Are the Big Screen Heroes

In Variety 2014

Gender Inertia in Hollywood

In Women’s Media Center 2014

Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars Had a Deaf Ear and a Blind Eye to Women

In The Wrap 2013

Hollywood Pipeline: Still a Pipe Dream for Women?

In Huffington Post 2013

Hollywood – “Don’t They Want the Money?”

In Women’s Media Center 2013

Gender Equality in Media

In The New York Times 2012

If Women Ran Hollywood… 2012

In Women’s Media Center 2012

Film’s Independent Women

In Women’s Media Center 2012

Oscar and the Usual Suspects

In Women’s Media Center 2012

Study: Female Protagonists on the Rise in Hollywood — but the Majority Are White

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • February 9, 2016

Though the Number of Lead Female Roles Rose in 2015, Hollywood is Still Failing Women of Colour

  • In The Independent
  • By Clarisse Loughrey
  • February 10, 2016

Star Wars and Inside Out Pushed Number of Leading Ladies to New High Last Year

  • In Time
  • By Eliana Dockterman
  • February 10, 2016

There are More (White) Women Starring in Movies Than Ever Before

  • In A.V. Club
  • By William Hughes
  • February 10, 2016

Study Shows Female Roles in Hollywood Increasing, But Only if Youre a White Actress

  • In The Mary Sue
  • By Jessica Lachenal
  • February 10, 2016

The Percentage of Films Directed by Women is the Same As It Was in 1998

  • In The Washington Post
  • By Jena McGregor
  • January 12, 2016

Grim New Numbers on Women Behind the Scenes in Film

  • In New York Magazine
  • By Dayna Evans
  • January 12, 2016

Study: Women Filmmakers Held Just 19 Percent of Top Behind-the-Screen Jobs in 2015

  • In The Hollywood Reporter
  • By Gregg Kilday
  • January 12, 2016

These Stats About Female Directors Are Seriously Infuriating

  • In Refinery 29
  • By Elizabeth Kiefer
  • January 12, 2016

Amid Calls for Gender Equity in Hollywood, the Stakes are High

  • In The Washington Post
  • By Ann Hornaday
  • November 6, 2015

The Highest Grossing Film Last Week May Surprise You

  • In The Huffington Post
  • By Meg Waite Clayton
  • November 2, 2015

Hollywood Still Won’t Admit it Has a Gender-Diversity Problem

  • In The Atlantic
  • By Li Zhou
  • September 22, 2015

Hollywood’s Ongoing Problem with Women

  • In BuzzFeed
  • By Ariane Lange
  • September 16, 2015

The Biggest Differences Between TV Shows Run by Women and TV Shows Run by Men

In CinemaBlend
By Nick Venable
September 15, 2015

Women are Still Sidelined in TV, and Only Other Women Can Help Them: Study

  • In International Business Times
  • By Brendan James
  • September 16, 2015

TV Still Has a Massive Gender Gap – Both On Screen and Behind the Camera

  • In Fortune
  • By Marin Gazzaniga
  • September 15, 2015

When Women Are in Charge of TV Shows, More Women Get Hired

  • On PBS
  • By Corinne Segal
  • September 15, 2015

Female Showrunners “Instrumental” to Increasing TV Jobs for Women, Study Shows

  • In Deadline Hollywood
  • By David Robb
  • September 15, 2015

Why We Need More Women Creating TV Shows

  • In Time Magazine
  • By Eliana Dockterman
  • September 15, 2015

To Get More Women on TV, We Need More in TV

  • In New York Magazine
  • By Dayna Evans
  • September 15, 2015

Study Says Women Are Still Underrepresented on TV in Front of the Cameras and Behind the Scenes

  • In The New York Times
  • By Jeremy Egner
  • September 15, 2015

Women Exec Producers Strongly Influence Female Employment in TV: Study

  • In Variety
  • By Cynthia Littleton
  • September 15, 2015

Want More Women in TV? Then We Need More Female Executives

  • On MTV
  • By Victoria McNally
  • September 15, 2015

Duh: Women in Hollywood Power Positions Hire More Women

  • In Jezebel
  • By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
  • September 15, 2015

Why So Few Female Directors?

  • In the Los Angeles Times
  • By Jena McGregor
  • July 12, 2015

Female Directors Fare Better in Festivals Than in Hollywood Study Finds

  • In The New York Times
  • June 3, 201

Female Directors Better Represented in Festival Films Than Blockbusters (Study)

  • In The Hollywood Reporter
  • By Hilary Lewis
  • June 3, 2015

Note to Hollywood: Women Directors Abound in Indie and Documentary Film

  • In Thompson on Hollywood
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • June 3, 2015

New Study Charts the “Post-Festival Chasm” for Women Directors

  • In Women and Hollywood
  • By Inkoo Kang
  • June 3, 2015

Study: Women Have Better Shot at Directing Indie Movies Than Major Releases

  • In Variety
  • By Ted Johnson
  • June 2, 2015

Number of Women Directing Indie Films Far Outweighs Those Working on Studio Projects

  • In The Wrap
  • By Joe Otterson and Todd Cunningham
  • June 2, 2015

Study: 2014 Saw Less Katniss, More Captain America

  • In U.S. News & World Report
  • By Tierney Sneed
  • February 10, 2015

There Are Officially Fewer Hollywood Films with a Female Lead Today Than in 2002

  • In The Independent
  • By Jess Denham
  • February 10, 2015

Study: Female Protagonists Continue to Disappear from Film

  • In Women and Hollywood
  • By Inkoo Kang
  • February 10, 2015

Study: There Are Fewer Women in Lead Roles in Top Films Than There Were in 2002

  • In The Washington Post
  • By Soraya Nadia McDonald
  • February 10, 2015

Study Finds Fewer Female Protagonists in Hollywood’s Top Films

  • In The New York Times
  • By Cara Buckley
  • February 9, 2015

Study Finds Fewer Lead Roles for Women in Hollywood

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • February 9, 2015

This is How Few Women Landed a Top Hollywood Role Last Year

  • In Time Magazine
  • By Sabrina Toppa
  • February 10, 2015

Study: Women Still Missing in the Movie Industry

  • In U.S. News & World Report
  • By Tierney Sneed
  • January 13, 2015

Number of Female Movie Directors Falls Over 17-Year Period

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • January 13, 2015

Number of Female Film Directors Falls Over Last Two Decades

  • In The Guardian
  • By Ben Beaumont-Thomas
  • January 13, 2015

Women Find Little Change off Camera in Hollywood: Study

  • In Reuters
  • By Eric Kelsey
  • January 13, 2015

Number of Female Directors Falls Over 17 Year Period, Study Finds

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • January 13, 2015

Cannes Looks A Lot Like Hollywood: The Power Belongs to Men

  • In The American Prospect
  • By Elaine Teng
  • May 2014

Female Filmmakers Still Locked Out of Big Hollywood Productions, Study Finds

In The Guardian

By Rory Carroll

May 6, 2014

The Employment Ratios of Women in Hollywood Have Not Improved in Sixteen Years

  • In The Mary Sue
  • By Susana Polo
  • January 14, 2014

Report: Just 15% of Lead Character in Major Movies Are Female

  • In the Los Angeles Times
  • By Saba Hamedy
  • March 11, 2014

Only 15 Percent of Top Films in 2013 Put Women in Lead Roles, Study Finds

  • In The New York Times
  • By Cara Buckley
  • March 11, 2014

Frozen in a Niche?

  • In The New York Times
  • By Maureen Dowd
  • March 5, 2014

Report: Women Are Still Getting Shut Out in Hollywood

  • In Time Magazine
  • By Lily Rothman
  • January 2014

Employment of Women in Film Production Dips Below 1998 Levels

  • In Variety
  • By Cynthia Littleton
  • January 14, 2014

Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment Hits 10-Year Low for Women in Hollywood

  • In The Wrap
  • By Brent Lang
  • January 14, 2014

Women Working Behind the Scenes on Independent Films More than Blockbusters, Study Says

  • In The Hollywood Reporter
  • By Debbie Emery
  • May 5, 2014

Though the Number of Lead Female Roles Rose in 2015, Hollywood is Still Failing Women of Colour

  • In The Independent
  • By Clarisse Loughrey
  • February 10, 2016

Study: Female Protagonists on the Rise in Hollywood — but the Majority Are White

  • In Variety
  • By Brent Lang
  • February 9, 2016