NEW YORK: The Hollywood Reporter has ended its annual power rankings of women in Hollywood.
President and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote in a posting Wednesday that, 23 years after the list began, “the moment feels wrong to host a female cage match.”
Citing prevailing gender imbalance in Hollywood, Min said the much sought-after list was contributing to the problem. Conceived as a way to celebrate and rank the most influential female executives, filmmakers and stars in an industry long dominated by men, the list had come to appear, Min said, 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. The trade’s sister publication, Billboard, will also combine genders for its ranking of music executives.