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Disquiet on the Set as Shops Try to Ignore Elephant in the Room: SAG Contracts

Demand for Digital Video Conflicts With Industry’s SAG-AFTRA Contract By  Maureen Morrison. When Olive Garden sent out a request for proposals in its ad agency search last month, it tucked an unusual item in among the boilerplate criteria: “Experience working outside of SAG agreements.” It was couched gently as “Nice to Have,” but it’s no casual […]

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List of Grants for Women Filmmakers & Screenwriters

By Fabien Hurelle From pre-production to filming and post, discover our detailed list of active grants for women filmmakers. Click on the name to discover the terms of the grant and apply, sort through criteria or search a specific query. http://hollywomen.com/grants/

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Actresses Share the Best Fights and the Worst Stories of Sexism at Comic-Con

Eliana Dockterman American Horror Story’s Kathy Bates, Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie speak at an Entertainment Weekly panel Some of the toughest women in the film industry shared their best war stories and spoke about the discrimination they still experience as women in Hollywood, during Entertainment Weekly’s annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel at […]

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‘Diversity doesn’t just happen’: Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead

By REBECCA KEEGAN When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation. Sen. Barbara Boxer sent a note to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently, commending the studio on its selection of women to direct the films “Wonder Woman” and “Unforgettable.” In the letter, […]

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William Hurt In His Own Words On What Happened On Set Of ‘Midnight Rider’

by Anita Busch William Hurt says he had an odd feeling when they got on the Doctortown train trestle on the first day of filming Midnight Rider but trusted first assistant director Hillary Schwartz when she said they were safe. But what happened after that was a complete nightmare, he told Canadian Press this morning. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was killed when […]

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The film industry is on the precipice of a fundamental shift

MATTHEW SPEISER Revenue generated from electronic home video is expected to surpass that of the US cinema by 2018, making it the lead revenue generator in the filmed-entertainment market, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Electronic home video — which encompasses video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, premium-cable channels like HBO and Starz, […]

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Women out of focus in film industry

Screen Australia has released two new infographics detailing the latest statistics on the relatively low participation rates of women working in film in Australia. Deputy Chair of Screen Australia, Deanne Weir said decision makers in the Australian screen sector needed to change to improve the depth, quality and diversity of content, and truly represent the richness […]

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DIVERSITY CRISIS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY: HAVE YOUR SAY

From ageism to sexism, discrimination and a lack of roles for women and minorities, the film industry faces a growing diversity crisis that needs to be solved. This month the A.C.L.U made a formal request to US state and federal agencies to look into the gender discrimination taking place in Hollywood. According to the letter filed on […]

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Independent films in Egypt, Middle East: coproductions and agendas

As a part of Hybrid Reels programme, Mostafa Youssef of Seen Film Production led a discussion about film co-production as a source of funding Marwa Morgan Every weekend, cinemas in Cairo are filled with audiences eager to see the biggest releases, which have been advertised on billboards all over the city. Given this enthusiastic audience, […]

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An Open Secret review – damning documentary takes aim at sexual abuse in Hollywood

Amy Berg’s revealing look at child molestation in the film industry is plainly told but undeniably shocking It’s been salaciously described as “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”, and while this sounds like marketing hyperbole, An Open Secret’s rocky road to the big screen suggests it might not be too far from the […]

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