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Terry’s Picks: November 26, 2013

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How far do we still have to go? Check out NYFA’s infographic (link below)

STILL PORING OVER: This incredibly comprehensive infographic about gender inequality in film sent to us by the New York Film Academy. From pay rates and movie portrayals to awards and ages, this is a definitive tool for understanding the state of women in film.

THANKFUL FOR: Disney finally letting the ladies in! Upcoming projects Frozen and Get a Horse! mark the first female directing credits for any Disney animated feature—a worthy milestone considering the many decades of women’s contributions to screenwriting, animation, and production at the studio.

SO ENCOURAGED BY: The breakthrough indicated by new research from the British Film Institute, where an analysis of UK films between 2010 and 2012 showed that a “high percentage of the most successful and profitable independent British films had a female screenwriter and/or director attached.”

Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.

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