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Stacy Smith

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Gender Progress in Popular Film? Paltry Numbers Suggest Problems Persist

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 8:35 PM

Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper contributed to this post.

Think back five years ago -- 2007, to be precise. Pre-Obama White House, pre-Half the Sky, pre-Anne-Marie Slaughter, pre-Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. Given the advocacy and activism we've seen since then, the host of books, documentaries, articles, and speeches designed to...

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Female Directors, Writers, and Producers in Film Matter

(123) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 3:16 PM

Results from a USC/Annenberg study on 100 Top-Grossing films from 2007

Last week, my research team and I released a study on gender in 100 top-grossing films in 2007 (Key Findings). A few main results emerged, which I would like to highlight here. First, females do not represent...

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Is Tiana the Tipping Point? What Is Known About the Prevalence of Black Characters in Popular Film

(8) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 3:49 PM

On December 11, Disney unveils its new animated ingénue: Tiana. This G-rated gal is unique; she's the first African-American royal in the successful Disney princess lineage. Tiana will become a household name, just like Denzel, Halle, and Will. With this impressive line up, one might assume that black characters have...

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