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Terry’s Picks: Diversity Study, Ms. Factor Toolkit, Sally Field

#OscarsSoWhite, Male AND Straight: USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative has released a groundbreaking new study which shows the breadth and depth to which Hollywood tends to be straight, white and male. The report evaluates every speaking character across 414 films, television and digital stories released in 2014-2015, and 11,000 speaking characters are analyzed on the basis of gender, racial/ethnic representation and LGBT status.

Ms. Factor: Want to break part of that trend? The Ms. Factor Toolkit, created by the PGA and Women and Hollywood, offers comprehensive guidance on how to right the gender balance on your next production.

Sally Field: The legendary actor puts a new spin on May-December romance with the charming trailer for her new film Hello, My Name is Doris. It comes out March 11.

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