Women Are Making a Major Dent in the Indie Film World This Year

While major studios consistently fail to support female filmmakers, women directors and screenwriters are currently finding a refreshing amount of success on the indie circuit. Of the 25 creatives listed on Filmmakers Magazine's 2014 list of the New Faces of Independent Film, 13 are women. » 7/22/14 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

Everyone Should Be Losing Their Minds Over Orphan Black

TV today, embarrassment of riches, hubbub hubbub, Golden Age — but my god for the love of all that's Bechdel everyone should be watching and losing their feminist-leaning minds over Orphan Black right now. What if I told you there is a femmed-up ass-kicker about clones with the campy dark humor of Heathers that's… » 5/02/14 6:00pm 5/02/14 6:00pm

Sorkin Says Lady Execs Are Also to Blame for Lack of Good Female Roles

Aaron Sorkin is known for writing witty, rat-a-tat dialogue for his TV and movie characters, but unfortunately that quick paced, off-the-cuff way of talking doesn't always serve him so well in real life. Case in point, a response he recently gave during an audience Q&A for Tribeca Innovation Week that was thoughtless,… » 4/23/14 7:15pm 4/23/14 7:15pm

Movies With Women Who Actually Talk to Each Other Make Plenty of Money

There's been plenty of writing done about whether movies with female leads do well at the box office. Those pieces, however, are usually speculative, based on individual test cases or sound bites from film executives. But for a refreshing change, FiveThirtyEight has actually reviewed the data, miraculously concluding… » 4/01/14 5:10pm 4/01/14 5:10pm

A Grim Analysis of the People Behind Your Favorite Television Shows

HBO's True Detective seems to have filled a Breaking Bad-sized hole in the hearts and minds of television fans. But while most of the coverage of the show has been obsessively fawning, it's still gotten some criticism because of the less than creative ways women and minorities are represented on it. Pegged to that… » 3/06/14 4:00pm 3/06/14 4:00pm

SNL's Vanessa Bayer Was Once Deemed Too Ugly for a TV Commercial

Since joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2010, actress/comedian Vanessa Bayer has achieved a fair share of success, having become a repertory player with more recurring characters than almost anyone else on the show. But things weren't always going so well. Appearing on last night's Conan, Bayer told the host… » 2/11/14 11:00am 2/11/14 11:00am