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'Diversity doesn't just happen': Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead

'Diversity doesn't just happen': Six women in film discuss the challenges ahead

When a U.S. senator praises a movie studio for hiring two women, a Hollywood issue has officially entered the wider conversation. Sen. Barbara Boxer sent a note to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently, commending the studio on its selection of women to direct the films "Wonder Woman" and "Unforgettable." In the letter, Boxer, whose daughter, Nicole Boxer, is a documentary filmmaker, also pointed out the industry's poor track record of hiring female directors over time and said she will "continue to follow the issue of women directors and your studio's efforts to expand diversity at all levels." Less than 5% of major studio movies were directed...

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