Cannes leaders sign pledge to improve gender equality
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Jury member Ava DuVernay and jury president Cate Blanchett applaud after the signing of the 50/50 2020 Gender Equality Pledge The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity. Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge in a packed tent on the Cannes beach, along with Edouard Waintrop, artistic director of Cannes' Director's Fortnight section and Charles Tesson, artistic director of Critics' Week.

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