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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Recent Gender inequality stuff/Reminder for Counting Actors December

Two recent news items to point out:
1) A British theater company that puts women's stories onstage may lose its funding. Read that here.
2) Forbes does all kinds of year end lists of actors in relationship to how much money they make and how much their films make - the highest grossing actor of the year - Daniel Radcliffe.  Their 'best actors for the buck' list - which compares a star's salary to how much their film makes - starts with Kristin Stewart and Anne Hathaway at #1 and #2.  This is great, but you could also call this list the 'not agressive enough negotiators' list.  The list that struck me as most interesting (and it's written about here). is the list of 'The Hardest Working Actors' list - from 2007-2010, counting movies (not animated) that earned over $20 million, these actors names appeared most often: 1) Jason Bateman 2) George Clooney and 3) Matt Damon.  Morgan Freeman is the only person of color on the list (at #4) and the only woman on the list is Amy Adams at 8.

And, if you've read this far, maybe you've got something to contribute to Counting Actors for December?  Send it in!  Go here to read how.

And, this is my 101st post! Happy Holidays and thanks so much for reading so far. 

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