Cannes film festival unveils equality charter in push for gender parity

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the Guardian—Pledge is likely to be adopted by other leading international film festivals in drive to improve women’s representation A new charter aimed at improving gender parity at the Cannes film festival, and which is expected to be adopted by other leading film festivals, has been unveiled. Under the charter, the Cannes film festival will record the gender of the cast and crew of all films submitted, make public the names of selection committee members and work towards gender parity on the Cannes board....

Cannes Film Festival Chiefs Sign Gender Equality Charter. Cannes Film Festival chiefs have made a pledge for gender parity and inclusion. Initiated by the 5050 Pour 2020 organization, a charter was signed today by General Delegate and artistic chief Thierry Fremaux along with Edouard Waintrop and Charles Tesson, respectively the heads of the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week sections as well as Paolo Moretti who will take over the Fortnight next year. The signing was held in the presence of this year’s jury including…