"We demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so they can best reflect the world in which we live", said Blanchett in a statement read out with the legendary 89-year-old French director Agnes Varda. The group reportedly plans to climb the steps of the Palais de Festival and hold a silent vigil, signifying how hard it is to climb the ladder of success as a woman in the industry. "Let's climb", it concluded.
The group, which also featured Kristen Stewart, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Salma Hayek, walked in silence along the red carpet before stopping halfway up the steps of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals, the conference centre which hosts the events.
In the Instagram snap she is wearing a cropped blue striped shirt over a black crop top, a black and white striped skirt with a thigh-high split and thigh-high black patent high-heeled boots.
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The sanctions would include a ban over Iran's oil exports as well as restrictions on investments in the country's energy sector. A number of French firms have have signed billion dollar agreements with Iran since the nuclear accord was signed in 2015.
Producer and activist Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood hailed the event as a "massive milestone towards change" in the #MeToo era.
Salma has been a staunch advocate for the #Metoo and Time's up movement after speaking out about her experiences with disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein previous year, alleging that he had put pressure on her to have sex with him.
Cannes was the scene of several of the Hollywood mogul's alleged attacks on actresses.
The number has already received "several calls" since the festival's launch on May 9, French Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa announced Saturday.
Mallika Sherawat has collaborated with Free A Girl India, an NGO fighting against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in India has taken it upon herself to reach out globally by taking her mission all the way to Cannes.
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Fayose urged all the political parties to emulate the PDP in organising a peaceful, credible, free and fair primary. The decision of Olujimi, who was also a former deputy governor between December 2005 and October 2006 to Gov.
Blanchett has criticised Cannes for once again failing to invite more female directors.
Protesters include all of Cannes' female jury members, as well as USA filmmaker Patty Jenkins whose box office smash-hit "Wonder Woman" was praised past year for "breaking the genre mould" of superheroes.
"There are many women on the jury but I wish there were more in competition", the Australian-born star told French radio earlier this week.
Chastain caused a stir on Thursday when she revealed that she planned to make Hollywood's first big budget all-female blockbuster with a dream cast including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard. She described the selection of her film for the competition as "political".
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The shutdown comes after a fire at a supplier last week affected production, due to a shortage of die-cast components. This means that F-150 production has completely stopped, but there are still Super Duty models being built in Ohio.