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How Trump's Presidency May Affect Hollywood's EEOC Gender Probe

The investigation into systemic discrimination against female directors, which was launched by the commission last September, could take a step back as the president-elect moves into the White House. In September 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched an investigation to uncover systemic discrimination against…
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Jimmy Kimmel's Co-Head Writer: My Week of "I'm Sorry" — and Why I'm Not Sorry About Saying It (Guest Column)

7:30 AM PST 12/9/2016 by Molly McNearney After Hillary Clinton caught flak for saying “I’m sorry” in her concession, Molly McNearney kept a diary tracking every apology of her own. On the theory — proven in a Psychological Science study— that women apologize more than…
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Gina Rodriguez: How I Got Hollywood on Board to Honor Non-Insta-Famous Women

7:30 AM PST 12/8/2016 by Gina Rodriguez, as told to Laurie Sandell The ‘Jane the Virgin’ star reveals how she came to create this year’s first-ever awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of young females paving the way. The idea for the Young Women’s Honors came…
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'Ghostbusters' Director Paul Feig: What I Learned About Being a Woman This Year (Guest Column)

6:30 AM PST 12/8/2016 by Paul Feig, as told to Tatiana Siegel When the director announced his reboot of the iconic ’80s movie with an all-female cast, he unlocked something scarier than a supernatural horde — angry men on the internet: “The film was never…
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What Hollywood Can Learn From 'Hamilton's' Address to Mike Pence (Guest Column)

6:00 AM PST 12/8/2016 by Danai Gurira ‘Eclipsed’ playwright and ‘Walking Dead’ star Danai Gurira calls the cast’s moment “a war cry,” adding, “we must make use of every platform we possess.” The theater never has been solely a place to be entertained. It also…
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Geena Davis' Letter to Hollywood: Want a Female President? Put Them Onscreen First

One of TV’s few female Commanders in Chief argues that showcasing and including more characters for women will breed a new reality. I always say, “If they can see it, they can be it.” Here’s my favorite illustration of that concept: A few years ago, I…
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Lucasfilm's Force: Kathleen Kennedy Reveals an Executive Team More Than 50 Percent Female

6:00 AM PST 12/7/2016 by Rebecca Sun “When you have a balance of men and women, there are all sorts of things that enter into the discussion,” says the president of the company behind the female-led ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and upcoming ‘Rogue One.’…
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The Tina Fey Interview, by David Letterman

THR’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree confesses to a fellow late-night pioneer her fear of bombing onstage (his response: “It’s like I have a twin”) as two comedy greats talk Trump’s feud with Alec Baldwin (“dignity of a seventh-grader”), the “endless anxiety” of parenting and…
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Shari Redstone Named THR's Women in Entertainment Executive of the Year

The vice chair of both Viacom’s and CBS’ boards talks merger possibility (“It makes sense to look at”) and her father’s personal dramas: “I wish he had made different decisions.” For decades, Hollywood has fixated on the deals and dramas of Viacom and CBS owner…
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Ryan Murphy's American Equality Story: The Showrunner's TV Directors Are More Than 50 Percent Female Now

6:40 AM PST 12/6/2016 by Michael O’Connell The ‘American Horror Story’ creator will receive THR’s inaugural Equity in Entertainment Award at the Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast for his 10-month-old Half foundation. Ryan Murphy knows what it’s like to feel like an outsider. In…
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