The industry's honored leaders and celebrated achievers tell Variety about mountains they still want to climb.
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"The pendulum is swinging in the wrong direction. It is absolutely not a golden age."
Women have been writing men, and vice versa, in Hollywood since the days of Anita Loos, Francis Marion, Ruth Gordon and Dorothy Parker. But in television recently, a particular female orientation in…
If anyone ever needed a 36-hour day, it's the ladies of "Grey's Anatomy." Performing brain surgery, planning weddings and trying to mend failed relationships are part and parcel of a typical shift…
After just six years in her chosen profession, 24-year-old British actress Emily Blunt, who's receiving WIF's MaxMara Face of the Future Award, is already an old hand at being the next new thing.
In her native Germany, cinematographer and Kodak Vision Award honoree Uta Briesewitz worked as a television camera operator shooting sports and music events on video, where she specialized in…
If she weren't so inextricably linked to Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy -- recipient of WIF's Paltrow Membership Award -- might have been just another producer with impeccable taste and a…
If Nancy Meyers weren't so down to earth, her motto could be "It's good to be queen." Slowly but surely, she has emerged as the sole female big-studio director with a consistent track record of hits.
"You had me at 'hello,'" says Renee Zellweger to Tom Cruise in 1996's "Jerry Maguire." The line was penned by the film's writer-director Cameron Crowe, but it was Zellweger's delivery that cemented…
It takes more than writing a hit show to land a spot on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Every year Martha Lauzen, a professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State U., tracks the number of women who worked on the top 250 domestic-grossing films and the top 40 primetime TV…