Hollywood means so many things to so many people: a town where deals and dreams are made and broken, a crazy place in which to grow up all wrong and yet turn out all right, an abstract Eden whose soil has yielded all kinds of flora, from rapturous Greta Garbo silents to weedlike “Star Wars” […]

The Women of Hollywood Speak Out

Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures. What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it? Colin Trevorrow’s Hollywood fairy tale started at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The bespectacled, bearded director, then 35, came to Park City, Utah, with an endearingly […]

Hollywood leaders take on lack of women

Usually it takes a fundraising politician or a glittering awards show to convene competing studio executives and Hollywood agents in one room in Los Angeles. But for two days this fall, a group of 44 entertainment industry leaders gathered quietly, turning off their phones and setting aside their rivalries to tackle an increasingly visible problem […]