The percentage of top-grossing films that featured female protagonists “dropped dramatically” last year, down from 40% in 2019 to just 29% in 2020 – a decline of more than 27%, according to the latest study from Dr. Martha Lauzen , executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University . The report found that after two years of gains, last year’s percentage of female protagonists was the same as in 2016 – the year before the start of the #MeToo movement. And the numbers don’t get any better with age: last year, males 40 and over accounted for 52% of all male characters in the 100 top domestic-grossing films, while females 40 and over comprised 32% of all female characters. The report also found that major female characters experience “a precipitous drop” from their 30s to their 40s – falling from 31% of the roles to just 13%. Related Story Percentage Of Women In Key Jobs On Top-Grossing Films Has 'Barely … [Read more...] about Percentage Of Top-Grossing Films With Female Protagonists “Dropped Dramatically” Last Year, Study Finds
The USS John Paul Jones acted like a dog marking the lamp post, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: The USS John Paul Jones , which was prowling waters near the Lakshadweep islands last week. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones sailing past the Lakshadweep islands April 7 has thrown India's Sinophobes into confusion. One leading daily noted it as a 'rare falling out between the two partners in the Quad grouping.' An anti-China analyst tweeted that it's just a 'botched PR exercise' on the part of the Americans. The ministry of external affairs took a legalistic perspective ( external link ) as if it is answering a writ petition in the Delhi high court. But, reflect seriously. Yes, this is a rare fracas within the cosy Quad family. Yet, Quad is a toddler. What all can happen when President Biden grooms it into a boisterous adolescent? Make no mistake, what happened is the military equivalent … [Read more...] about Navy controversy: What is US telling India?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Here’s how to get vaccinated in style . Sarah Studley, 39, from Baltimore , wore her wedding reception dress when she got her COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. She decided to wear the white tulle-over-satin dress with polka dots because her original wedding reception was canceled twice due to the pandemic, The Baltimore Sun reported. "I had this dress in my closet and I figured, ‘This seems like a good moment for celebration,’" Studley told The Sun. AMAZON’S TOP WEDDING DRESS COSTS $43 - HERE’S WHY Pictures of Studley wearing her reception dress while getting her vaccine were posted on social media by the University of Maryland Medical Systems (UMMS) on Monday. "Here comes the bride...to get her vaccination at M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site!" UMMS tweeted . "Rather than … [Read more...] about Baltimore bride wears wedding reception dress to get COVID-19 vaccine
Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup, is teaming up with Domino’s to launch a pilot for driverless pizza delivery in Houston, Texas, the companies announced Monday. Starting later this year, Domino’s will use Nuro’s driverless fleet of custom-built robot cars to deliver pizza to select Houston residents who place orders online. Nuro, which was founded by two ex-members of Google’s pioneering self-driving team , has been using its fleet of R1 robot cars to deliver groceries to residents of Scottsdale, Arizona, and more recently, Houston . If the pilot with Domino’s goes well, it’s safe to assume Nuro will look to expand it to other markets as well. Nuro has been ramping up its activities in recent months since receiving a $1 billion investment from Japanese tech company SoftBank. The funding round was a huge vote of confidence for one of the lesser known startups working on self-driving technology. Formed in 2016, Nuro has set itself apart by focusing on food delivery … [Read more...] about Domino’s teams up with Nuro for driverless pizza delivery in Houston
EXCLUSIVE : WarnerMedia has revamped its content innovation hub WarnerMedia OneFifty , relaunching a redesigned platform focused on highlighting new content and projects from underrepresented creators. The new site features a bulked up content acquisitions and projects slate, including its recent acquisition of Tomer Shushan’s White Eye , which is nominated this year for the Live-Action Short Oscar. The platform aims to highlight and invest in out-of-the-box ideas from creators with unique voices who will develop content across the spectrum spanning features, series, digital, animation, documentary, interactive, VR/AR, music, transmedia, experimental, immersive and more. “WarnerMedia OneFifty discovers nontraditional content sources by leaning into the surrounding cultural landscape and collaborating with a collection of curated storytellers to shape projects highlighting what’s next in creativity and innovation,” said Axel Caballero, head of WarnerMedia … [Read more...] about WarnerMedia OneFifty Innovation Hub Relaunching; Oscar-Nominated Short ‘White Eye’ In Mix Of Content Offerings