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Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.
A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.
A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.
Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.
MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.
Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.
AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.
Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.
Critics have hailed a decision by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to block a religious liberty bill that they claimed would have discriminated against the LGBT community.
A damning study released on Monday by the University Of Southern California has added fuel to the fire in the ongoing diversity furore, highlighting a paucity of opportunity for females, non-white ethnic groups and members of the LGBT community.
EXCLUSIVE: EWA’s report find “significant under-representation” of women directors in film industry.
Goteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus Project report predicts that audiences will rebel against content that doesn’t reflect diversity.
In a unanimous vote, the Academy’s board of governors have approved what it called “substantive changes” designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies and voters “significantly more diverse”.
Idris Elba has argued that UK television is in need of a “Magna Carta moment” on diversity and is still failing to reflect modern Britain.
Referring to the all-white roster of this year’s Oscar acting nominees, Cheryl Boone Isaacs said she was “heartbroken and frustrated”.
Toymaker vows to add lead character token following accusations of sexism.
Best Female Director Prize to be worth $33,000.
Director of The Force Awakens reveals the thinking behind writing strong female roles.
Female directors, writers and stars are hugely under-represented in the UK top 100.
Identity Agency Group CEO Femi Oguns talks diversity challenges ahead of Screen Film Summit appearance.
The Falling director spoke at This Way Up conference in Manchester.
Studio, director apologise over lack of diversity in Gods Of Egypt cast.
Traineeships in film exhibition, distribution and international sales led to employment for more than 50% of participants.
This year’s Screen Awards Exhibition Achievement Award winner also called for more women in top jobs.
The UK industry has something to celebrate about women in film - at least compared to more dismal stats in the US.
The German government has issued a clear call for guarantees of diversity in the areas of culture and media in the ongoing TTIP free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the US.
At the rate of recent growth, it will take 700 years for women’s representation in the media to reach gender equality. That’s not good enough for Geena Davis, the Oscar-winning American actress and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Feminist protesters jumped the barriers at the premiere of Suffragette.
Training scheme to help women in film exhibition take the step up into senior management.
Actress Ellen Page wants to show more diverse stories on screen as she builds up the producing side of her career,
A Warner Bros. executive has called for more scripts written by women writers to help correct the film industry’s gender imbalance.
Veteran director asked about diversity at a press conference for The Martian.
Anjani Patel will replace outgoing head of diversity Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams.
At the programme launch for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, festival director Clare Stewart [pictured] and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill highlighted the need to address the lack of women directors in the film industry.