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Women Behind The Camera Make Less. A New Open Letter Backed By Big Stars Wants To Change That.

JILL O’ROURKE AUG 28, 2018   Just in time for Sunday’s Women’s Equality Day, dozens of Hollywood stars and organizations signed an open letter calling for equal pay among women in film and television production.  The letter, published by the group Reel Equity, cites a recent study by Working IDEAL, commissioned by the union IATSE […]

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Editors Guild Says New Media Contract So “Narrow” It Won’t Deliver On Residuals Promise

by David Robb   and Dominic Patten In recommending a “no vote” on the ratification of new IATSE film and TV contract, Editors Guild Local 700 says that the pact’s new media residuals formula has such an “extraordinarily narrow scope” that it “excludes nearly all of new media.” In a posting on its website, the […]

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Why Netflix May Build the World’s Most Valuable Movie Business (Guest Column)

8/23/2018 by Ben Weiss With a business model untethered from opening weekend box office and high variable P&A spend, the streamer has established the foundation necessary to revolutionize the model of creating and distributing original feature films. Tectonic shifts in large industries do not announce their arrival with an earthquake. Instead, they begin quietly, with […]

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Why Netflix May Build the World’s Most Valuable Movie Business (Guest Column)

8/23/2018 by Ben Weiss With a business model untethered from opening weekend box office and high variable P&A spend, the streamer has established the foundation necessary to revolutionize the model of creating and distributing original feature films. Tectonic shifts in large industries do not announce their arrival with an earthquake. Instead, they begin quietly, with […]

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Hollywood Has Made Basically No Progress in Onscreen Diversity, Study Finds

Despite recent efforts to change the status quo, Hollywood remains overwhelmingly white and male. In fact, according to a new study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, there has been no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, people of color, LGBT characters, or characters with disability in film over the last decade.The study is a […]

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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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