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Hollywood’s equality push fails to boost female film directors: study

LOS ANGELES: Only 8 percent of Hollywood’s top films in 2018 were directed by women, down from 11 percent the prior year, despite high-profile efforts to improve gender equality, a study released on Thursday showed. The percentage is roughly unchanged from two decades ago, according to the annual study, which found a “radical underrepresentation” of women in the industry. “The study provides no evidence that the mainstream film industry has experienced the profound positive shift predicted by so many industry observers…