In an essay published Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter president and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote that THR would be getting rid of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. “THR’s Power 100 list, by its nature, pits the town’s most impressive females against one another,” she wrote. “We… »
In what is perhaps the best thing to ever come out of Project Greenlight, Effie Brown is showing how difficult it is to be anything other than a white man working in Hollywood. »
While promoting her new role as Lady Macbeth, Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard gave an interview where she said some fascinating stuff. »
Women in Hollywood power-positions definitively hire more women than men in the same positions. It’s something we could derive empirically or even intuit, but now there’s more quantifiable evidence, via an annual report from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. »
Last night was the fourth season premiere of HBO’s Project Greenlight—a Matt Damon and Ben Affleck passion project where they give first time filmmakers the chance to make a movie. It also provided a platform for Matt Damon to deliver a masterclass in whitesplaining—a whitesplaining sermon, if you will.
A Hollywood diversity report just released by USC’s Annenberg School of Media and Journalism notes that, among other things, Latinas and Black women are most likely to star in Hollywood films only when they are dressed in “sexy attire.” »
A screenwriter from L.A. who participated in a recent Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences fellowship competition was told that her screenplay could be better off as a porn. »
Forbes has released their annual list of the world’s highest paid actresses. Topping the list: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Melissa McCarthy. »
Hollywood’s still into women in front of the camera, just not behind the lens or of color—but we knew that, right? Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Gina Prince-Bythewood can’t be the only women through the gate guys! »
Pragmatist Emma Thompson says Hollywood is still a completely crappy sexist industry and it’s actually the worst it’s ever been. :) »
If you’re a stunt artist in Hollywood, one of the easiest way to find work in film is by joining one of the entertainment industry’s many stunt associations. Unfortunately, this poses a significant limitation on women stunt workers, as many of these groups are reluctant to bring in female members. »
In early May, at a press conference for their new Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda said they were angered when they found out they were making the same for the show as leads as Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen were as supporting actors. Now Tomlin and Fonda say they were joking. Huh.
Essence held its eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Two-thirds of the outfits have already been stolen by me and I'm not sorry. Here are some of the outfits—originally worn by the likes of Laverne Cox, Tracee Ellis Ross and Teyonah Parris—that are now in my closet. »
The First Wives Club, the best movie ever made, was a big enough success at the box office that it could have had a sequel. But as star Goldie Hawn reveals in a new interview, it was men who kept The First Wives Club 2 from happening. And all of a sudden, I'm the big drag! I'm holding him back because I won't go… »