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(Philanthropy New York, Aug. 24)

Over the past year, Inside Philanthropy has drilled deep into entertainment industry giving. We've created profiles of over 85 top donors from both entertainment and media, and written scores of articles exploring what these folks are up to. Here are a few things we've learned.

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(CNN, Aug. 25)

Backed vocally by her "Shameless" co-star William H. Macy, last season Rossum sought and successfully secured equal pay for her tour de force performance on the show, becoming an inspiration for women in and out of the entertainment industry to do the same.

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(Variety, Aug. 24)

Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-AFTRA presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon.

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(Chicago Tribune, Aug. 23)

For all Hollywood's talk about diversity, the major broadcast networks have made little progress this year in hiring more women and minorities, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and confirmed by the companies.

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(Variety, Aug. 23)

They're already home to two of Europe's most vibrant film industries. Now France and Britain are leading the way in the region in creating VR content.

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What do you get when you pair up a living legend with a bunch of little kids? Comedy gold, if Netflix has its way.

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(Eweek, July 31)

Working IT in Hollywood is a stressful gig these days.

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(The Hollywood Reporter, July 27)

In its 74th year, the Venice Film Festival is once again debuting a slate of potential Oscar contenders from top directors, including George Clooney, Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo del Toro.

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(U.S. News, July 27)

Kerry Washington is being recognized by a national education organization for integrating LGBT activism into her film and television career. GLSEN announced Thursday that it will honor Washington with the Inspiration Award at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards on Oct. 20 in Beverly Hills, California.

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(The Hollywood Reporter, July 27)

A judge rejected the contention that master tapes belonged to the promoter who brought the band to the United States.

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(East Oregonian, July 26)

A state program that offered nearly $300 million in film incentives ended last year. Hoping to keep more production companies from leaving Florida, Miami-Dade County and the city of North Miami now offer tens of thousands of dollars in subsidies for TV, film and video productions within their borders.

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(New York Times, July 25)

Now, in a reflection of the volatility of the film business and the precariousness of deal making with Chinese companies, Legendary is facing uncomfortable questions about its future.

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(Adweek, July 26)

It's a partnership of more than 60 organizations that includes the CBS Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Disney and the Interactive Advertising Bureau. You can talking about wanting a more inclusive media and entertainment scene, or you can work to create a more inclusive media and entertainment scene. Today, more than 60 organizations joined together and announced their plan for doing just that with the introduction of the Creative Thread Foundation.

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(Press Republican, July 24)

More than three dozen movie and television productions benefited in the first quarter of this year from New York's generous film tax-credit program.

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(LA Times, July 24)

“Captain Marvel,” the upcoming superhero movie starring Brie Larson as the title character, will receive more than $20 million in tax credits to film in California, making it the first Marvel Comics movie to shoot primarily in-state since 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

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