Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Screenwriters

Madhureeta Anand Anu Menon Umarji Anuradha Aruna Raje Shubhavi Arya Nupur Asthana Madhuri Banerjee Shibani Bathija Aswathi Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi Navnindra Behl Devika Bhagat Manu Bhandari Radha Bharadwaj Shonali Bose Kamna Chandra Shoba Chandrasekhar […]

Who Watches Movies, and How

Despite the massive size of the Indian film industry, fewer than 4% of Indians regularly go to the movies due to cost, access, and safety issues.15 The cost of seeing a film in the theater […]

Female Representation in Indian Film

Kangana Ranaut’s “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” is the first female-led Bollywood film to earn over Rs100 crore. Anushka Sharma’s “NH10” and Deepika Padukone’s “Piku” also did well at the Indian box office. However, women remain […]

100 Women: How Hollywood fails women on screen

Fewer than half of the 89 films named best picture at the Oscars have passed a common measure of on-screen female representation known as the Bechdel Test. A movie passes the Bechdel Test if there […]

5 Indian Women Screenwriters Who Wrote Interesting Films In 2017

Though quite a few ‘women centric’ films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Secret Superstar and Tumhari Sulu have done well, a lot of these films are written and directed by men. Shifting the focus to female writers and the work […]

Happy International Women’s Day! Female Indian Film Directors

  Aarathi Madhureeta Anand Preeti Aneja Anu Menon Aruna Raje Shubhavi Arya Nupur Asthana Santhy Balachandran Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Radha Bharadwaj Smita Bharti Pooja Bhatt Jayasree Bhattacharyya Mrunalini Bhosale Manju Borah Shonali Bose Suchitra Chandrabose Shoba […]

Hollywood Diversity Report

Despite quite a bit of progress racial minorities] since the previous report, they remained underrepresented on every front 2015-2016. Women posted key gains in all the key employment arenas. . .with the exception of four–film […]

what the hell

I use Pixabay for copyright-free, nice generic images. Each image includes suggestions for paid images from Shutterstock. It figures that while I’m looking up images to use for posts about gender representation in film, this […]

Here’s a sketch of what we found: Overall, films nominated for Best Picture have become more diverse between 1989 and 2017 — but only slightly. What’s different now is that there are specific films that […]

Awards and Representation

This past weekend saw the 90th Academy Awards here in the States. It was pretty exciting in a few ways: for the first time, a black man (or black person at all) won best screenplay. […]