Sofia Coppola

What this year's Oscar-nominated producers say they're doing to close Hollywood's gender gap

What this year's Oscar-nominated producers say they're doing to close Hollywood's gender gap

If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for lead actress.

Let that rattle around your brain a minute.

That’s 12 years of kings and compromised cops, angst-ridden actors and Afflecks without a best-picture Oscar winner that focused on telling a woman’s story.

If you’re looking for a symbol of where women stand in movies right now, that’s a pretty good place to start, particularly after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced last week that it’s now engaged in settlement talks with studios to settle allegations of systemic...

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