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In 2017 women had 31.8% of speaking roles in movies, fewer than they did a decade ago. Hiring more female directors and writing in more female speaking roles would help the inclusion crisis. – Shannon Carlin, Bustle. More:
Only 3% of 2018 film releases by the six major Hollywood studios are directed by women – the lowest percentage in five years. Amy Adrion’s crowd-funded documentary “Half the Picture” examines gender-based discrimination and hiring practices in Hollywood. It features Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time), Lena Dunham (Girls), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves) and Jill Soloway. – Brandy McDonnell, AWFJ. More:
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