News Nuggets: Women in film greatly underrepresented, according to study

Female representation in films at a five-year low: “But for a while, things were looking up. ‘Bridesmaids,’ a movie written by, for and about women, did well at the box office. ‘The Hunger Games‘ had a female heroine. Disney’s ‘Brave‘ won Oscars with a strong female protagonist. But don’t be fooled: women are still extremely underrepresented in Hollywood.” Smithsonian

Ranking the best and worst “Star Trek” films as “Star Trek Into Darkness” opens in theaters. In Contention

Tom Hanks may reprise his Tony-nominated “Lucky Guy” role in London in 2014. Broadway World

Actors’ Equity honors actors Annaleigh Ashford, Michael Urie, Kristine Nielsen, and Lewis J. Stadlen: “Annaleigh Ashford and Michael Urie are the two recipients of the Derwent Award, given to the New York theater season’s most promising female and male performers … Kristine Nielsen and Lewis J. Stadlen are this year’s recipients of the Actors’ Equity Richard Seff Award, honoring a veteran female and male character actor for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway production.” Theater Mania

Three new musicals driving Broadway box office: “Kinky Boots,” “Motown,” and “Matilda.” New York Times

Chopard Jewellers designs the Cannes Film Festival’s Pale d’Or for the 13th year in a row. Haute Living

Pippin” national tour will begin in Denver in September 2014. Theater Mania

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