Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem Address Pivotal Movement in Workplace Culture

With high-profile sexual harassment scandals proliferating and millions joining the viral #MeToo social movement, speakers at the 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women took on this major social tipping point.

Meryl Streep and women's rights pioneer Gloria Steinem discuss the nation's pivotal shift in workplace culture

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Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep announced that she and other women in the entertainment industry plan to soon issue “non-negotiable” demands to improve the American workplace, including equal representation in board rooms, entertainment and other industries. “We are after 50/50 by 2020,” Streep said. “Equal means equal. And if it starts at the top, none of these shenanigans would have filtered down and it wouldn’t have been tolerated.”

The two-day event, attracting a record audience of 16,000, started on the day Time Magazine featured “The Silence Breakers” on the cover of its annual “Person of the Year” issue, recognizing
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The Fall's writer Allan Cubitt on women and violence in TV drama

The new wave of female TV detectives is hugely popular, but violence against women is still the mainstay of crime drama, BBC2's The Fall included. Here, its writer makes his defence

The first season of The Fall is drawing to a close – the final episode airs on Monday night. I first pitched the idea in 2009. In the time since then that I've been working on the drama there seems to have been a torrent of stories about sex crimes. From high-profile celebrity arrests to the recent convictions of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell, the news seems to have been full of stories of the harassment, confinement, rape and murder of females by men.

I had already conceived the character of my serial killer, Paul Spector, when Russell Williams was arrested in Canada in February 2010. Williams was unusual in that he was a decorated pilot in the Canadian military. Until
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Jamie Dornan on 'The Fall' role: 'I hope it helps me lose model tag'

Jamie Dornan has admitted that he hopes his upcoming role on BBC's The Fall will help him shake off his model tag.

The 30-year-old told Pa that he is confident that most viewers of BBC drama will not be aware of his previous work.

Dornan is well known for his modelling career, including work for Calvin Klein alongside Eva Mendes and Kate Moss.

He will star alongside Gillian Anderson in the highly-anticipated BBC drama later this month, playing serial killer Paul Spector, who has a dark fascination with solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly).

The 30-year-old said: "Very few people who watch BBC dramas would know I was a model. If you do too much modelling I guess there's a stigma attached to it.

"I wanted to act from a young age, but then other things get in the way, I guess. This isn't even close to anything I've done before.
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Gillian Anderson's 'The Fall' gets BBC air date: First trailer - watch

Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan's crime thriller The Fall will premiere on BBC Two on Monday, May 13 at 9pm, it has been confirmed.

The highly-anticipated series, which also stars Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hollyoaks trio Gerard McCarthy, Emmet Scanlan and Bronagh Waugh, and Niamh McGrady (Upstairs Downstairs), was written by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Prime Suspect).

Anderson stars as Dsi Stella Gibson, who is brought to Belfast from the London Met to find a killer. Dornan stars as killer Paul Spector, who has a dark fascination with solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly).

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The five-part series will air on Netflix in the Us.

BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson said: "The Fall is a unique, forensic and characterful take on a classic genre that continues BBC Two's commitment to original British drama.

"Cubitt's rich and complex psychological thriller combined with another compelling
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Exclusive: Co-writer/Director Boris Rodriguez on Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal and More

This past weekend, co-writer/director Boris Rodriguez's Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal arrived in limited theaters courtesy of Doppleganger Releasing.

The offbeat horror comedy follows a former up-and-coming painter named Lars (Thure Lindhardt) who finds himself back at the easel after relocating to teach at a remote, snowbound art school where he befriends a mute flesh-eater by the name of Eddie (Dylan Scott Smith) whose nocturnal feasts of flesh reignites the artist's faltering career.

Dread Central recently chatted with Rodriguez about his unusual cannibal story as well as his next project which happens to feature scientifically-mutated killer monkeys that go on a rampage against a group of teenagers at a summer camp (for real). Check out our exclusive interview with Rodriguez below and make sure to check out Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal now that's in theaters and on VOD platforms everywhere.

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Todd & The Book of Pure Evil Casts its Spell Over the Geminis

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Todd (second from left) with the one book you should always return to the library on time.

Here at CinemaSpy we are not messing with the titular tome in the irreverent Canadian horror comedy Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. Clearly it can wield some powerful magic.

The witty, surreal and sometimes shocking show was a hit on the Canadian channel Space when the first season aired last year. Since then, it has also been impressing influential people who decide nominations for Canada’s Gemini Award. The list for 2011 were announced this week and Todd & The Book of Pure Evil hit a straight eight.

The Geminis are Canada’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards. They are determined annually by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and other industry professionals. This year, the Gemini’s 26th, Todd & The Book of Pure Evil was named in the following categories:

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Nominees at the 26th Gemini Awards

Yesterday, the Canadian Academy released its list of nominees for the 26th Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards.

Best Animated Program or Series

* Glenn Martin Dds

* Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five

* Jimmy Two Shoes

* Kids vs. Kat

* March of the Dinosaurs

Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

* Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock

* Degrassi: The Next Generation

* How to be Indie

* That's So Weird

* Vacation with Derek

Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program Series

* Artzooka!

* In Real Life

* Spelling Night in Canada: Canspell 2011

* Survive This

* TVOKids - Mark's Moments

Best Comedy Program or Series

* This Hour Has 22 Minutes

* Call Me Fitz

* Good Dog

* Halifax Comedy Fest 2010

* Living in Your Car

* Rick Mercer Report

Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie

* Fakers

* The Kennedys

* My Babysitter's a Vampire.

* The Pillars of the Earth

* Sleepyhead

Best Dramatic Series

* The Borgias

* Endgame

* Flashpoint

* Skins

* The Tudors
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