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Film & Television

The Economic Upside of Oscar


By Alexandra MacAaron

Some high-profile celebrities are actually paid to wear certain gowns and jewels. Two years ago, there was a bidding war between two labels for Jennifer Lawrence’s dress. Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly earned $1 million for wearing a diamond cuff by Anna Hu. And, in 2011, when Anne Hathaway co-hosted the Oscars, she reportedly received $750,000 to wear jewelry from Tiffany & Co. (Someone should really let Tiffany’s know that I’d wear them for free.)

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Film & Television

The ‘Real’ Women of Independent Films


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

The lives dramatized in these films aren’t always easy to look at but we will all recognize parts of ourselves in them and be glad that these talented actresses and filmmakers have the courage to look honestly at these women. Quirky, ambiguous, contradictory, idiosyncratic, independent films are like real women themselves, always surprising, and in a class by themselves.

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Film & Television

Oscar’s Women: This Year’s Best of the Best


By Alexandra MacAaron

When the Academy Award nominations are announced, we bemoan the lack of women recognized by the industry itself, not to mention, the virtual absence of any diversity this year. However, there are two categories that by their very nature cannot exclude women. This silver screen velvet ghetto includes Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. And this year, there are many fine contenders in each.

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