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Scarlett Johansson and the film industry’s gender pay gap

Scarlett Johansson is the highest-grossing female film actor of all time, but is she really the biggest star? Not necessarily. The list on which Johansson has risen to number 10 is a running aggregate maintained by Box Office Mojo, a box office analysis website, that compiles a table containing films in which actors are featured players, […]

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‘He dry-humped me in the office’: Writer reveals how she quit the film industry after being bullied and harassed on-set by an Oscar-winning director and his producers

A writer has revealed that she spent years working behind-the-scenes in the film industry before one terrible experience at the hands of an Oscar-nominated director and an A-list movie producer made her get out for good. New Yorker Holly Raychelle Hughes says she was berated, cursed at, belittled, pressured to forge documents, and even sexually […]

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Hollywood’s special effects industry is cratering, and an art form is disappearing along with it

Pasadena, California Allan A. Apone, a film and TV makeup artist with 35 years experience, had a recent job on the set of a TV commercial shoot. As he prepared to cover up a blemish on a well-known actor’s forehead, the director breezed past the chair and waved him off, saying, “Don’t worry about it—I […]

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Female Cinematographers Band Together to Form New Collective

By Kate Erbland | Indiewire The International Collective of Female Cinematographers includes members from around the world. Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their “often overlooked” minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as “a growing collective of professional Cinematographers […]

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Crewmember Killed on Latest ‘Resident Evil’ Film

by David Robb There’s been another tragic accident on the South African set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this one taking the life of crew member Ricardo Cornelius. He was killed on Dec. 3, but reports are just now surfacing. None of the production or distribution companies involved has yet to make a public statement or express […]

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Onwards and Outwards Resources: Women in the Film Industry

A selection of articles and resources which explore the position of women in the film industry today, the obstacles that they face and the innovations that they have made. A Vivid Cinema: Women in the British Film Industry, ICA Blog, 2015 Our British Female Directors, Dogwoof, 2015 Reports and Statistics, Women in Film and Television UK, […]

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6 Hollywood Studio Executives Discuss the State of the Film Industry

Justin Morrow The Hollywood Reporter recently sat down with the major studio chiefs for an hour-long discussion of the state of the industry, and while it’s definitely worth watching, because we love you so much, we went ahead and put together a list of 3 takeaways from the video, featuring Donna Langley (Chairman, Universal Pictures), Tom […]

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Stuntman Says Boss Ordered Him Injured

By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) – A stunt coordinator for “Amazing Spiderman 2” ordered a stuntman to injure another one in an “act of malicious age discrimination” that ended the older man’s career, the longtime stuntman claims in court. B.J. Davis worked as a stuntman for 35 years before the “malicious age discrimination” ended […]

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Women in Film and TV Vancouver to kick off VIFF Industry

by Craig Takeuchi  The conversation about gender inequality in the film industry has been heightened in Hollywood over the last while, with everything from Patricia Arquette’s rousing Oscar acceptance speech to viral videos mocking how women are treated in Hollywood. If you’re interested in supporting women in film, Women in Film and Television Vancouver is rolling out their […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Antitrust Claims Against Hollywood Agency Giants

Posted by: : Paul Ebeling United Talent Agency and ICM Partners have convinced a court to dismiss several claims filed against them by a smaller talent agency, including the allegation that they violated antitrust law by collecting “packaging fees” on television projects. Lenhoff & Lenhoff, Charles Lenhoff’s boutique talent agency, filed suit in February after losing two […]

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