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California Adopts a Salary Equality Law

October 17, 2015 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

On average, Californian women earn 84 cents per each dollar earned by a man. The national average is 79 cents. On Tuesday, California equipped itself with a law considered one of the most progressive in the United States to defend salary equality between genders. The measure was praised in Hollywood. [Read more]

When the Coen Brothers Make Fun of Old Hollywood

October 15, 2015 // La Presse - Canada - French

As is the case with all essentially monopolistic regimes, the studio system ended up crumbling under its own weight. At the end of the '50s and the beginning of the '60s, the advent of television combined with a series of gigantic flops (“Cleopatra,” “Doctor Dolittle”) brought the major studios to their knees. [Read more]

China Must Not Remain Fertile Ground for Hollywood Flops

July 10, 2015 // Huanqiu - China - Chinese

With the arrival of summer, the film market will be positively sizzling once more. Although China is now recognized as being a gold mine for padding Hollywood box office figures, it is a quality that has apparently earned the Chinese market little respect. Some in the foreign media have even suggested that China is [Read more]

Hollywood, Mecca of Discrimination?

February 17, 2015 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Ninety-three percent of Academy members are white, and the majority of them are men. Blacks and Latinos don’t even make up a third of the workers in the business. The black lobby, led by Oprah Winfrey, is ready to go to battle. The controversy erupted minutes after the announcement of the Oscar [Read more]
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