Nov 11, 2015
By Michael Kramer
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.