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To counter protests over another controversial shooting, LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell has released footage showing that a man killed on Saturday by deputies in Lynnwood had a pistol in his hands. It's been a year since the Board of Supervisors created a civilian watchdog to investigate such incidents, but it still hasn't decided which records should be made available. A vote is scheduled tomorrow, and Abby Sewell is reporting the story for the LA Times.
The Directors Guild of America, the DGA — has published its first annual Feature Film Diversity Report. Out of 376 films made during 2013 and 2014, 82% were directed by white males. Minority males got 11% of the top jobs. But women directed films -- big and small -- just 6% of the time. Kim Masters is editor-at-large for the Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.