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All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Director Wants Gender Equity Clause in Film Contracts

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If there’s something wrong in the neighborhood…

For decades, women have been underpaid on screen and underrepresented behind the scenes, and now one male director is doing his best to fight back against Hollywood’s lasting inequality.

Paul Feig, best known for his comedies like Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks, loves an underdog. And surprising as it may sound, the underdog in Hollywood—even in 2016—is the female actress and director.

Aside from the much-addressed disparity between salaries for male and female actors in Hollywood, the very representation of women and other minorities is totally skewed from reality, and now Feig has voiced his support for a contractual clause that would help establish some balance in the movies.

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