Backstage, Oct. 31
It’s been over a year since the #MeToo movement demanded the country confront the normalization of sexual harassment, intimidation, abuse, and rape culture. Despite the conversations, debates, resignations, and protests the movement has spurred, relatively little has been passed in the form of laws.
BBC, Oct. 30
“It’s a matter of volume,” says producer Deborah Calla, Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Producers Guild of America, the West Coast Chair of Women’s Impact Network, and advisor to the Geena Davis Institute.
The Guardian, Oct. 30
Ava DuVernay, the director of civil-rights drama Selma, sci-fi epic A Wrinkle in Time, and prison documentary 13th, is to helm a documentary about the life of Prince. Produced with Netflix, the multi-part documentary will cover the entire life of the late funk musician and is being made with the cooperation of Prince’s estate, which is giving DuVernay access to his archive.
IndieWire, Oct. 23
As the #MeToo movement celebrates its first year in Hollywood (after being initially founded by activist Tamara Burke over a decade ago), various actresses, female creatives, and industry luminaries are speaking out about its impact in the industry.
Variety, Oct. 21
Key representatives of Italian media joined with their American counterparts in Rome Sunday morning to usher a call for greater inclusion in the local entertainment industry.
Motley Fool, Oct. 20
Walmart is expanding its presence in the entertainment industry. To be more specific, the retail king recently partnered with MGM Studios to create content to bolster its Vudu video streaming service.
LA Times, Oct. 18
"Halloween" producer Jason Blum is apologizing for off-target comments he made about his company's failure to hire female directors for its signature horror genre - and his perception of their unavailability - in a recent magazine interview.
NY Times, Oct. 17
Here are some notable numbers from Netflix:
Forbes, Oct. 17
Continuing advancements in technology, coupled with human inventiveness, have driven the evolution of filmmaking. From cinematography through to CGI, over the years technology has added more choice and variety for filmmakers and consumers.
Deadline, Oct. 15
Marsha Hunt, Norman Lloyd, June Lockhart and Barbara Perry will receive the SAG-AFTRA Founders Award for their historic contributions to the union. The special tribute for "meritorious service" to their fellow actors will be presented Saturday at the union's national board meeting.
LA Times, Oct. 15
Broadcast giant CBS Corp. has identified Los Angeles real estate investment company Hackman Capital Partners as the buyer for its storied Television City production studios.
NY Times, Oct. 5
It was a balmy August morning in Santa Monica, Calif., and the city bus barreling down Olympic Boulevard toward the Pacific Ocean was packed. High school students crowded almost every seat, sandwiched in between a handful of actors and a movie director on a ride to nowhere.
Associated Press, Oct. 4
A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville's country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they've now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn't have afforded.
Cleveland.com, Oct. 4
Cleveland.com is launching a series, Steeplechase: Clearing hurdles to prosperity, that will examine the obstacles that face promising sectors of our economy and the solutions experts think can help overcome those barriers.
Variety, Oct. 4
One year after the producer's fall, ending abuse in the industry requires more than paying lip service to catchy slogans. Has it really been a year since the world first learned of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses?
The IATSE Women’s Committee is working with the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Healthy Women on a campaign called “Spread the Word” to disperse helpful health information to women.
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