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12/15/2017

Some Tricare fees for current troops' families that are scheduled to take effect in January may be lowered before then. The fee change is coming as Tricare undergoes an overhaul.

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12/14/2017

"A Wrinkle in Time" director Ava DuVernay, "Captain Marvel" director Anna Boden and "Mulan" director Niki Caro are responsible for the most-anticipated films with budgets over $100 million, marking the first time in film history that more than one woman has managed a $100 million budget at one time. "Not only are we all making these movies at the same time, but they're all at the same studio. I feel proud taking these pictures with them here [on the Disney lot]," DuVernay said.

12/14/2017

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards, but failed to recognize any female directors in the best director category. Despite earning high praise and attracting major ticket sales, Patty Jenkins, Dee Rees and Greta Gerwig were all left out of the best director category. Gerwig did earn a nomination for writing the script for "Lady Bird," which she also directed. To date, Barbra Streisand is the only woman to ever win a Golden Globe award for directing, which she won for "Yentl" in 1984.

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12/14/2017

SAG-AFTRA union President Gabrielle Carteris, in this guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, writes about the need for those in Hollywood to collaborate and to be aware of the impact Hollywood has on society at large. "Those of us in the entertainment industry must work together to exploit our unique position with the stories we choose to tell and how we choose to tell them, recognizing the enormous impact we have on our society," Carteris writes.

12/14/2017

New leaders must embrace the work of managing others and not slip back into the comfort zone of doing the work themselves, writes Naphtali Hoff. Learn to lead by celebrating small wins, communicating regularly, thinking bigger about the business' future and delegating tasks.

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12/14/2017

United Way Worldwide again took the top spot on Forbes' list of largest US charities with $3.54 billion in donations, down 4.6% from 2016. Task Force for Global Health, Feeding America, the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children's Research Center rounded out the top five.

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12/14/2017

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas raised almost $49 million during its 2017 capital campaign, surpassing its goal by more than $1.2 million. The donations will help United Way provide "hope for those who are at a crossroads in their lives," said Joe Gorder, head of the campaign.

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12/14/2017

More than 60% of people prefer to make charitable contributions online, compared with 14% each for direct mail and fundraising events, and 6% for mobile, according to the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fifty percent say they're most driven to give by social media or fundraisers.

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12/14/2017

Grantmakers and major nonprofits could drive change at a community level by embracing grass-roots activism, says Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement. "Foundations have to think outside the box and maybe expand past the usual suspects that get all of the funding and start thinking about how to reach into communities and support community healing on a more local level," she said.

12/14/2017

Creative Artists Agency says it will cancel its planned Golden Globes party and establish a legal defense fund to handle the growing number of sexual harassment cases across multiple industries. CCA also took the "50-50 by 2020" pledge, committing to hiring more women for executive positions over the next three years. Risa Gertner and Sherrie Sage Schwartz both joined CAA's management committee two weeks ago.