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From the Ted Talk by Naomi McDougall Jones: What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood

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It's true. The Washington Post recently released a study showing that films that feature women make 23 cntes more on every dollar than films that don't. Furthermore, my colleagues and I commissioned a study comparing 1,700 films made over the last five years and, looking at the average returns on investment — so, how much money does that movie make — cianprmog if a man or a woman filled each of the following roles: driteocr, producer, screenwriter and lead actor. And in every sligne coraegty, the return on investment is hhegir if it's a woman. Fact: women buy 51 percent of all movie tiectks. Films by and about women make more money. And of course, at least some portion of the male population does also like wmeon

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It's true. The Washington Post recently released a study showing that films that feature women make 23 _____ more on every dollar than films that don't. Furthermore, my colleagues and I commissioned a study comparing 1,700 films made over the last five years and, looking at the average returns on investment — so, how much money does that movie make — _________ if a man or a woman filled each of the following roles: ________, producer, screenwriter and lead actor. And in every ______ ________, the return on investment is ______ if it's a woman. Fact: women buy 51 percent of all movie _______. Films by and about women make more money. And of course, at least some portion of the male population does also like _____

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Original Text

It's true. The Washington Post recently released a study showing that films that feature women make 23 cents more on every dollar than films that don't. Furthermore, my colleagues and I commissioned a study comparing 1,700 films made over the last five years and, looking at the average returns on investment — so, how much money does that movie make — comparing if a man or a woman filled each of the following roles: director, producer, screenwriter and lead actor. And in every single category, the return on investment is higher if it's a woman. Fact: women buy 51 percent of all movie tickets. Films by and about women make more money. And of course, at least some portion of the male population does also like women —

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