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“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

| March 29, 2016

The TV show, which is about to begin its last season, has been a very surprising source for authentic portrayals of people with disabilities. More »

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

| January 28, 2016

According to the author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling study, there has been more talk, but precious little action to increase numbers of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood. More »

WMC 10-Year Emmy Study: Women Lacking in Writing, Directing, Producing, Editing Nominations

| September 17, 2015

In the past decade, women have received only 22 percent of the Primetime Emmy nominations for writing, directing, producing, and editing, according to an investigation by the Women’s Media Center. More »

The Oscars Gender Gap

| January 15, 2015

The Women’s Media Center released its 2015 review of the status of women as nominees for non-acting Academy Awards. More »

“Lasso of Truth”

“Lasso of Truth”

| September 4, 2014

A new play takes a unique look at Wonder Woman—and the surprising man who created her. More »

Women Make Up Only 26% Of Nominees for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

| July 10, 2014

Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

| January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

| December 5, 2013

Two new works by dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee give a new perspective on human trafficking, past and present. More »

Emmy Winners Still Mostly Male

| September 25, 2013

Despite a historic night where women won for comedy writing and directing, the Emmys awards demonstrate that TV production is still mostly a man show. More »

Gender Ratios of 65th Emmy Nominees Favor Men

| July 25, 2013

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards still show that men's names dominate most categories, including awards for writing and directing. More »