NO MORE POWER RANKINGS OF WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Nov 11, 2015

By Michael Kramer

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The Hollywood Reporter will no longer issue its annual power rankings of women in Hollywood.

President and chief creative officer Janice Min says “the moment feels wrong to host a female cage match.”

And with the prevailing gender imbalance in Hollywood – Min says the much sought-after list was contributing to the problem.

23 years ago it was conceived as a way to celebrate and rank the most influential female executives, filmmakers and stars – in an industry long dominated by men.

And Min says the list had begun to appear “like a beauty pageant of brains where only one woman gets crowned.”

The Hollywood Reporter will instead do a power ranking of men and women – and its other publication Billboard will also combine genders – for its ranking of music executives.

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