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August 13   -   ArtsJournal: music

'Dunkirk' Was Great And All, But We Seriously Need To Fix The Gender Representation Gap

A recent Annenberg study was pretty depressing in terms of representation for people of color, and even white women, in Hollywood. But "how do you persuade the dream factory to dream a lot bigger than the lives of white men in the United States and Britain? The Annenberg study favours industry targets and movie contracts in which top talent would demand on-set equity from the studio bosses. Maybe this shaming will have some effect. ... Giving female screenwriters and non-white screenwriters more chances seems more likely to produce a wider range of stories and different approaches to storytelling."

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