Tag: women

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 […]

Where is Mom? Motherhood in Contemporary Bollywood Movies

My mother introduced me to film, both Hollywood and Bollywood. She patiently sat through countless terrible children’s movies, she slowly introduced me to good cinema. She insisted on staying through the credits. Ma loved pop […]

“The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017”

In 2017, women comprised 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 17% in 2016 […]

Becoming an Unsuitable Girl by Prachi Gupta As a result, arranged marriages were a part of my cultural upbringing that I mostly put out of my mind until I saw A Suitable Girl, a documentary that […]