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Meryl Streep has been vocal about ageism in Hollywood, but now she's making a move to fight it.
Called the Writers Lab, this new program seeks to develop screenplays by female writers who are 40 years old or older. According to Variety, Streep made a "significant" contribution to pay for the program, …Women's News
Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles seek ways to create change
A new study from the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles …Entertainment Industry
Second Season of Neil Degrasse Tyson's New Late Night Talk Show, 'StarTalk,' Ordered Before Season One Debut
National Geographic Channel's first-ever late-night talk show, "StarTalk," with host, prominent astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is set to …Neil deGrasse Tyson
DC has found their new director. After Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones) departed the project two days ago over creative differences, …Wonder Woman
We couldn’t help but wonder: Will Sarah Jessica Parker‘s second HBO series be as popular as her first? The Sex and the City star is officially …Sarah Jessica Parker
Let the speculation begin: EW has learned that Oscar-winning writer-producer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is teaming up with Marvel to develop a mysterious new TV series.
We hear the deal involves reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC—but all sides are staying …John Ridley
In order for a woman to land one of these gigs, she has to be truly impressive and have proven her chops, poise and talent. Indie directors making …Superheroes
The Television Academy will honor series it sees as working to shift cultural acceptance at a special awards ceremony, The Television Academy Honors.
The eighth annual event will honor episodes of the ABC comedy "Black-ish," the ESPN documentary series "E:60" titled, "Dream On: Stories of Boston's …TV
Less than two days after director Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, Warner Bros' has lassoed up a new director to take the helm.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patty Jenkins, who famously was set to become the first female director to oversee a Marvel film with Thor 2 before she left the …Film
Twenty-five years ago Jane Campion, the Academy Award winning screenwriter and first woman director to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes, told the …Film
She stated that she's proud that her shows have enabled a "national conversation" about current issues.Shonda Rhimes
This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
When I first arrived in Los Angeles from New York in 2004 to try …Diversity
This awards season, stars have used acceptance speeches to champion causes including social justice to gender equality and urged young viewers to "stay weird." USA TODAY's Maeve McDermott culled the speeches and found these messages from winners this year.
1 Be yourself.
Justin Timberlake at the …Justin Timberlake
Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea have attached themselves to the film adaptation of another hotly anticipated, …Reese Witherspoon
Bad behavior still knows no gender in the new season of HBO's "Veep," which starts up as Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is about to make her …TV
April 8, 2015 | Filed under: Taste of Tribeca | Posted by: admin
Celebrated cinematographer Reed Morano makes her directorial debut with “Meadowland,” …Film
Tavis Smiley doesn’t seem to be a fan of Lee Daniels’ hit Fox series, Empire. During an interview on PoliticKING With Larry King, King and Smiley spoke …
The "Fast & Furious" series is often cited as an example of how diversity can work in Hollywood. With its multicultural casts and international …Hollywood
Bruna Papandrea's producing partner, Reese Witherspoon, was nominated for an Oscar for Wild. Photo: Supplied
She is nowhere near as well known as …Australia
Keira Knightley has spoken out once again about the adverse consequences of the film industry's gender-lopsidedness. “Where are the female stories?" …Women's News
Deadline editor apologizes for article asking if increased diversity in TV was ‘too much of a good thing’
Deadline Hollywood has issued an apology for a story it ran last week with the headline “Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too …Diversity
With the wild success of hit shows like Empire, Blackish, Fresh Off the Boat, How to Get Away with Murder, and Jane the Virgin, it feels like Hollywood is finally starting to get what so many of us knew all along; audiences want to see diversity. Yet somehow, at this exciting moment of progress for the …Diversity
As Angelina Jolie speaks out about her latest surgery, we get inspired by some of Hollywood's bravest women
Never let it be said that Hollywood has no …
Elizabeth Banks, who will make her feature directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2," has been named CinemaCon's Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year. …Elizabeth Banks
Two action thrillers with women in prominent roles have found distribution.
Milla Jovovich's latest vehicle, about a diplomat on the run after being …
Conversations about diversity in entertainment are often premised on the idea that on-screen and off-screen representation are inextricably linked: …Shonda Rhimes
Late Tuesday night, Deadline.com published a story that ignited the Internet. Titled "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings –- About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?" Nellie Andreeva's take on the year's uptick in diversity on television claimed that more parts for "ethnic actors" lessened the …Shonda Rhimes