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NEW YORK | Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

NEW YORK  — A study organized by Time’s Up, the organization formed to promote gender equality, has found that female-led films consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

LOS ANGELES  | Film inclusion report says rhetoric doesn’t equal results

LOS ANGELES  — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-bodied men, both in front of the camera and behind. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Film inclusion report says rhetoric doesn’t equal results

Villains and vixens dominate cartoon roles for women

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — More women are entering the field of animation, and one of their goals is to create more realistic female characters — not just the stereotypical nerds, sex bombs and villains that dominate now. Women depicted in animation these days typically fall into a handful of archetypal roles. Here’s a look … Continue reading Villains and vixens dominate cartoon roles for women