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Geena Davis tells THR that Hollywood is "missing a tremendous creative opportunity" by not depicting more strong women as leaders of the U.S. onscreen. "I think we have a moral imperative now, after this election, to step it up."

A Closer Look at Female Presidents in Movies, TV

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WOW!! This is a great day! We are so thrilled and honored to have won! Thank all of you who voted and shared the #LA2050 Grants Challenge. We couldn't have done it without you! We are so excited to be part of this dynamic community of local changemakers and can not wait to get to work on our grant here in LA. Thank you so much!!
Miami - time to register your girls ages 7-17 for Black Girls Code Robot Expo! Here's the info and link.

Black Girls CODE Miami Chapter Presents: Robot Expo!

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"We are thrilled to have two of the most accomplished young women of today, Simone Biles and Emma Stone, presenting the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program scholarships. Each is a shining example of achievement in her respective field. It is a privilege to have the support of so many in the Hollywood community as participants and donors, people who are invested in sending girls to...
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Emma Stone, Simone Biles to Present Scholarships at THR Women in Entertainment Breakfast

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Jessica Chastain is set to produce a drama based on the true story of the Black Mambas, an all-female group who combat poaching in South Africa. The film will be written by the playwright Danai Gurira.

Jessica Chastain to Produce Elephant Poaching Drama Written by ‘The Walking Dead’ Star (Exclusive)

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"Gender has long been a flexible construct in theater, from men playing women’s roles in Shakespeare’s time to women in the 21st century playing King Lear and Henry IV. But for [Stephen] Sondheim, notoriously intractable when it comes to productions of his shows, the decision to make Bobby female is entirely unprecedented. He’s reportedly involved in the new production, which will debut in...
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An Updated 'Company' for an Era of Single Women

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"Serena Williams doesn’t just want to challenge the status quo, she wants to tear it down. ‘We are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw,’ the tennis star wrote in an open letter for the December issue of Porter magazine, referring to the sexism that women face on their journey to success. To Williams, language is one of the biggest indicators of sexism in sport: ‘People call...
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Female athletes: How do we move beyond the default language of sports?

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From making records to protecting rights, negotiating contracts to discovering talent, the female executives included on Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music list represent the best of today’s dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers.

Women In Music 2016: The 100 Most Powerful Executives

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'Love Reset', a short film about media representation and modern romance, is a winning film from MTV's Look Different Creator Competition.
Directed by Imran Siddiquee.
"I'm consistently surprised that male directors aren't making more movies with female characters or putting more than one female character in a movie. Over and over again I see these movies that are like 20 men and one woman. It just cements the idea that there's room for one at the table, and friends of mine who are writers say they go in for staffing jobs on TV shows and they say there's two...
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Natalie Portman: Hollywood still needs more women

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“In a time when women are represented in the media and everywhere else as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests, a beauty which speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself and your own private sensibility.”
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SHERLOCK star Benedict Cumberbatch today handed a lifetime achievement award to the producer of international smash hit television programme.

Women In Film and TV: Benedict Cumberbatch presents lifetime award to Beryl Vertue

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Amy Schumer is in talks to play Barbie in a live-action movie for Sony based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls, TheWrap has learned

Amy Schumer in Talks to Play 'Barbie'

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"I played sports all through grade school and high school, and although the Marine Corps is not a sport, ROTC and the military allowed me to continue with a high level of team-oriented physical fitness through college and beyond. The most valuable lesson I learned from sports and physical activity, as it applies to my life today, is that working hard pays off. It is sometimes difficult to see...
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9 Successful Women On How Sports Helped Shape Their Success

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Geena Davis is coming to @SydOperaHouse to talk about gender in the screen business: bit.ly/2gRmzEF

All About Women 2017 » All About Women festival - Sydney Opera House

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I'm not saying 15-years of post-9/11 blockbusters which lionized the white male hero made the difference in the presidential election, but it didn't help.

Onscreen Diversity In Hollywood Blockbusters Is More Important Than Ever

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Kimmy Fasani and Leanne Pelosi played major roles in the making of two snowboarding films -- a space dominated by men. "The best riding, represented in a way that's inspiring," Fasani says.

Breaking the ice ceiling -- Meet the women dominating snowboarding films

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