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Chin Up Poster MOFILM featured
23
Aug

MOFILM brings ‘many voices’ on female diversity to life through independent films

MOFILM, the people-powered video content creation network, has commissioned three films from the UK, USA, and South Africa as part of ‘Many Voices’; a global initiative which saw over 100 filmmakers from 26 countries propose film ideas to answer the question ‘What does the year of women mean where you are?’  Led by in-house MOFILM ECDs Trak Ellis-Hill and Lee Margolis, these three commissioned films include: ‘Chin Up’ an...
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Suffragette
12
Jan

09/02/18: Suffragette | Film Event

Hollywood blockbuster Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, received wide critical acclaim for its handling of a subject not often portrayed on the big screen – the fight for womens’ right to vote. We invite you to a special screening of Suffragette, with a chance to explore some of the fascinating original documents related...
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04
Oct

Plus-sized women still severely underrepresented at Film and TV awards

A study has discovered that plus-size women are underrepresented when it comes to being nominated for Film and TV awards. Analysis by fashion retailer navabi discovered that, in the last five years, plus-size women received only 10 per cent of all female acting nominations. This research comes despite the average UK woman being a size 16...
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01
Sep

Just a quarter of movies at London Film Festival are directed by women

Female directors are represented in just a quarter of the movies shown at this year London Film Festival. Out of the 242 feature films showing at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, only 61 are directed by a woman. Movies making their debut at the prestigious festival include Emma Stone’s Billie Jean King drama Battle...
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Angelina Jolie
28
Jul

Angelina Jolie criticised for treatment of child actors, during recruitment process for new film

Angelina Jolie has come under fire for her treatment of the young Cambodian actors in her new film First They Killed My Father. In her first interview since her split from Brad Pitt, Jolie spoke to Vanity Fair about travelling across Cambodia to cast her new movie. The film is a true-life story of Loung Ung and...
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sexism reese witherspoon
09
Jun

Reese Witherspoon on sexism: “You can either complain about it or be part of the solution”

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and other actresses recently discussed sexism and misogyny during a roundtable discussion. The veteran actresses were joined by Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Lange Elisabeth Moss and Chrissy Metz for Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Drama Actress Roundtable’. The women discussed topical issues such as working versus childcare, lack of female representation in the media and...
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05
Jun

‘Wonder Woman’ makes history as the biggest opening weekend for a female director

‘Wonder Woman’ made history at the weekend with the highest opening domestic box office for a female director.  Patty Jenkins’ anticipated and acclaimed superhero movie broke the glass ceiling by earning an estimated $100.5 million according to boxofficepro.com. The statistics make ‘Wonder Woman’ the highest grossing domestic opening for a female director, ever, surpassing Sam...
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Chloe Grace Moretz
01
Jun

Chloe Grace Moretz “angered” by her film’s body-shaming poster

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has apologised on behalf of a body-shaming marketing campaign for her latest movie. Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, an animated parody of the Snow White fairy-tale, was promoted with a poster showing a tall, slender heroine, next to a short, larger version of herself. The poster sparked outrage on social...
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