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That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

Jane Fonda writes that even with Kathryn Bigelow a front runner to take home the Oscar for best director, making her the first woman to do so, the percentage of female helmers on film projects actually has been falling. The Women’s Media Center, which Fonda founded with Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, produced a video for Oscar week highlighting women nominees and has a petition calling for more representation among nominees in 2011. One of the board members of the Women’s Media Center, Jodie Evans, isexecutive producer of “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” the Oscar nominated documentary about Daniel Ellsberg.

Is California really a ‘failed state’? William Bradley considers the question following Jerry Brown’s announcement and a New York event in January.

Fresh off of throwing his hat in the ring for California governor, Jerry Brown guests on “Larry King Live” on Tuesday.

Musicians and broadcasters dueled for attention on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, hoping to create new momentum in their campaign for and against the Performance Rights Act. Among those calling for the passage of the performance royalty on Tuesday was singer Dionne Warwick.

Renee Zellweger, Gina Gershon and Heart will be among the famous names at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s “An Evening with Women: Celebrating Art, Music & Equality,” on May 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Linda Perry and Brent Bolthouse are producing the event.

Update: Mort Zuckerman says no to a New York Senate run; Mickey Kaus is still pondering his run against Barbara Boxer.