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Women in Hollywood

How Grey's Anatomy Nearly Got Stopped Before It Started

As Shonda read her initial script, a man called this scene "disgusting." Read More »

You're Seeing Less Women in Film Than You Think

Though Lucy made more money than Hercules this summer, and Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film, women are still underrepresented in media around the world. Read More »

Amy Poehler Perfectly Sums Up Male Privilege

Whether she’s posing as Beyonce at the Emmys or appreciating Madeleine Albright as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, we love Amy Poehler. If it was possible, she just won even more of our hearts with her response to Neal Brennan’s question on his Sundance show The Approval Matrix. Read More »

Women Who Rule the White House--and Primetime

What if these fictional women put their heads together? They'd run a very high-powered cabinet. MAKERS imagines what titles they'd take. Read More »

Emmy Winners Through the Ages

From Lucille Ball to Rita Moreno, Barbra Streisand to Raven Symoné, we present powerful TV actresses as they accept awards over the past decades. Read More »

A Brief Guide to Reliving Dirty Dancing While at Work

xoJane does a good job of outlining why Dirty Dancing is a subversive masterpiece. The classic film tackles abortion, class politics, and sexual agency. Read More »

Carrie Brownstein Will Finish Nora Ephron's Last Project

It's about a girl who is transported into the world of Pride and Prejudice. Read More »

Sony Will Bring a Female Superhero to the Big Screen--Finally

When Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked when Marvel would produce a movie with a female lead, he was noncommittal. Read More »

Women Filmmakers and the Cannes Film Festival

IndieWire's Women and Hollywood blog has pointed out with their recent infographic (below) that although Cannes Film Festival has done a good job di Read More »

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