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Why More Women Aren’t Directing Superhero Films. Lexi Alexander doesn’t suffer fools lightly.

Why More Women Aren’t Directing Superhero Films

The Oscar-nominated director, and outspoken advocate for women filmmakers, made waves in Hollywood last year when she wrote an essay on the deeply ingrained bias women directors face in the industry. Since then, Alexander has kept the pressure on studios to allow more opportunities for female directors. Born to a German mother and Palestinian father, Alexander is a former World Kickboxing Champion who got her start in the business as a stuntwoman, and soon segued into directing. Her 2002 short Johnny Flynton landed an Academy Award–nomination, and her 2005 feature Green Street Hooligans won the SXSW Jury and Audience Awards. That led to a gig directing Punisher: War Zone, making her the first woman to direct a comic-book feature. How did you land this project? Can you share some details about the shoot — how long it took to prepare, to find shooting locales? Sex change: why male roles are being rewritten for women.

Last week, Christopher McQuarrie, who penned the scripts for The Usual Suspects and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, tweeted: ‘Screenwriting tip: Change that well-written man to a woman or that poorly written woman to a talking donkey.’

Sex change: why male roles are being rewritten for women

This stirs up nightmarish thoughts of some horrifying sex scenes, but it also speaks to an industry that still prioritises the male narrative. Yes, there appears to be an increase in substantial roles for women (Suffragette! Sicario! Anything with Jennifer Lawrence!) , but they’re still the exception rather than the rule. This year has shown that audiences are eager for films with female leads. But a more fluid take on gender appears to be on the way, in force.

TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter. Feds Officially Probe Hollywood’s Lack Of Female Directors. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will begin interviewing dozens of female directors next week in an effort to see what action, if any, it should take to combat discrimination against female film and TV directors.

Feds Officially Probe Hollywood’s Lack Of Female Directors

A letter from the EEOC went out to some 50 women late last week. It could be the first step toward a class-action lawsuit against the industry. “I would like the EEOC to take legal action against the studios, the networks and the commercial production companies to make them comply with the law,” said commercial director Lori Precious, one of the women the EEOC has called in to discuss the situation.

“I hope they force people to change the way they do business because Hollywood is not exempt from the law.” In other words, the industry could be a facing massive, government-led class action on any number of fronts affecting the underemployment of female directors — from sexism and ageism to racism and “wageism.” L’image des femmes dans les médias. 84 Films By and About Women of Color, Courtesy of Ava DuV.

By jai tiggett | Women and Hollywood May 22, 2015 at 10:00AM "Belle" If you were on Twitter recently, you might have seen director Ava DuVernay's clever call to social media to name films with "black, brown, native or Asian women leads" which were also directed by women.

84 Films By and About Women of Color, Courtesy of Ava DuV

Though it seems like common sense that these films exist, the question proved to be a serious challenge for Twitter, with many listing the same handful of titles. The clear point is that there are too few films that fit the above criteria, and that those of us claiming to support diversity in entertainment should do our part to change that. All of this helps bolster the case for DuVernay's AFFRM + Array Releasing, which distributes black films and is in the midst of an annual membership drive. With efforts like AFFRM, the ACLU's push for an investigation into Hollywood's hiring practices and other recent initiatives for the inclusion of women and diverse voices in film, change appears to be on the horizon. Find them below. Emma, J.Law, and Scarlett’s Older-Man Problem. Winehouse et Cobain: quand les femmes sont des junkies, les hommes sont des génies perturbés.

"La" femme et le grand écran. Chroniques Créé le mardi 3 février 2015 14:50 Écrit par Virginie Despentes « On finit tous par manger cette évidence qui nous est rabâchée par les décideurs du septième art : les hommes c'est l'action et les femmes c'est la petite culotte ».

"La" femme et le grand écran

L'édito décapant de Virginie Despentes écrit pour le catalogue des 15es Journées cinématographiques dionysiennes Femmes Femmes. Le cinéma est une industrie qui n’est pas interdite aux femmes. Mais c’est une industrie inventée, manipulée et contrôlée par des hommes. Best Feminist Films: An Essential List. Les Autres #1 - LE FÉMINISME 1. La série "bref." est-elle sexiste ? by RadioNavo. Etre une fille dans un magasin de jeux vidéo. Article sur .

Etre une fille dans un magasin de jeux vidéo

Un récit de la condescendance, du paternalisme et du mépris que les femmes doivent trop souvent affronter dans les magasins de jeux vidéo. Des grands classiques « ah, parce que vous jouez ? Can We Talk About The Rape Scene In The Wolf Of Wall Street? Geena Davis' Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist (Guest Column) This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue.

Geena Davis' Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist (Guest Column)

I never intended to become a data head. I could never have predicted it would play such an important role in my life. Yet here we are: My Institute on Gender in Media has sponsored the largest amount of research ever done on gender depictions in media, covering a 20-year-plus span. I'll give you the basics as to how I got here, then we'll get to the fun part. Gender Inequality in Film - An Infographic. Vous voulez voir plus de sport féminin à la télévision? Alors bougez-vous mesdames!

Le 1er février 2014, le sport féminin sera à l’honneur à la télévision et à la radio où une journée spéciale lui sera dédiée.

Vous voulez voir plus de sport féminin à la télévision? Alors bougez-vous mesdames!

Charlie Hebdo : l’imposture féministe. Il me faut sans doute dire aussi que j’ai longtemps lu Charlie Hebdo, en gros depuis la fin du lycée où j’ai commencé par piquer des numéros dans l’entourage, ce dernier étant globalement « à la gauche de la gauche » comme on dit de nos jours.

Charlie Hebdo : l’imposture féministe

Et par la suite avec même une certaine assiduité, jusqu’à finir il y a quelques années par me rendre compte que cela confinait au masochisme. Another Reason The Hunger Games Is Awesome: Katniss Is Taller Than Peeta - Ashley Fetters. Like the first Hunger Games film, Catching Fire has a refreshingly unflustered, no-big-deal attitude toward the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is taller than her male costar.

Another Reason The Hunger Games Is Awesome: Katniss Is Taller Than Peeta - Ashley Fetters

In the wintry opening scenes of Catching Fire, the second film installment of the Hunger Games series, newly minted celebrity Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) tries to pose for a photo with her co-Hunger Games champion and putative boyfriend, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). She stumbles into the snow at first, but then she dusts herself off, rises, and begins waving to the photographers, arm in arm with Peeta. The camera zooms out to a neutral angle, giving audiences a sudden, somewhat startling reminder that oh, that’s right—Katniss is slightly taller than Peeta. To some people, this may seem like a tiny or easily missed detail; in any case, it’s never even commented upon in the first Hunger Games film or the second.

Sexisme chez les geeks : Pourquoi notre communauté est malade, et comment y remédier. J’aimerais préciser quelque chose. Quand Mar_Lard a publié son article sur Joystick en août dernier sur ce blog, nous avons décidé de publier tous les commentaires afin que tout le monde puisse se rendre compte de la violence des réactions. Gender Flipping in Hollywood. It’s no secret that this summer’s movies suck for women. It’s been mentioned on Vulture. NPR did a story about it. The New York Times covered it.