The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Females Come Up Short in Hollywood

    A woman’s place … is apparently not in film. Despite successes like the Hunger Games series, women are still woefully underrepresented on the Silver Screen. They landed just 23 percent of leading roles and 31 percent of all speaking roles between 2010 and 2013. It may sound very last century, but among 600 top-grossing domestic films between 2007 and 2013, the proportion of female speaking roles was a mere 28-33 percent, little improved from the 25 percent of the late 1940s.


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