Tag: Women in Hollywood

The Business of Being Jennifer Anniston

The Business Of Being Jennifer Aniston By Molly Fitzpatrick Jennifer Aniston’s is the face that launched a thousand ad campaigns. The actress America first fell in love with for her performances on screens small and large has become even more ubiquitous in advertising: Flip through a magazine and you might see her clutching a bottle of Smartwater. Turn on the TV…

This Year, Cannes Had A Record Number of Female Filmmakers

This Year, Cannes Had A Record Number of Female Filmmakers By Elsa Keslassy and Brent Lang Here’s the good news. Facing public pressure and mounting outrage over the lack of female representation among the filmmakers it chooses to celebrate, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is making efforts to diversify beyond the cavalcade of many of the same male auteurs. Instead, there will…

Actresses In Their 40s Are Finally Getting Interesting Roles

Actresses In Their 40s Are Finally Getting Interesting Roles By Helen Lewis In 2019, a 60-year-old Emma Thompson explained her sudden career renaissance. She had spent her youth playing romantic leads, but once she turned 40, she said, she could fill such roles only “in a pinch.” The offers became more limited, the parts smaller: a batty clairvoyant in the Harry Potter series; a wronged…

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women in Film

How This Hollywood Producer Empowers Women Behind The Camera Hollywood producer, Laverne McKinnon, partner at K&L Productions, encourages creative professionals to use their stories to derive outer accomplishment from inner meaning through leadership coaching. For over two decades in the entertainment industry, she has been an activist in supporting women empowerment and breaking down barriers that exist for women working…

Women Set New Records In Hollywood

This year the Academy has more women to consider than ever before. Several new studies reveal that women in Hollywood are breaking new ground, both in front of and behind the camera. But it’s not all good news, as the research reveals that the highest grossing films were still largely dominated by men.  Number Of Female Protagonists Increases The biggest…