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    Review: Lake Bell's 'In a World' a Hilarious Feminist Comedy About the Power of Voice

    What’s in a voice? Power, for one thing. The power to tell people things -- anything from an update on a global crisis to the general gist of a young adult movie franchise. This idea is at the center of Lake Bell’s hilarious, sincere and boldly feminist comedy “In a World,” which she wrote, directed...

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    Interview: ‘In A World...’ Filmmaker Lake Bell Talks ‘Childrens Hospital’ As Directing Boot Camp, Shifting Role Of Kickstarter & More

    In our interview with her at Sundance London back in May, Lake Bell explained that she'd always had the inclination to direct, but she was “steadfast on the path to being an actor." Now, a short year after helming a short film "Worst Enemy" and some episodes of "Childrens Hospital," the “It’s Compli...

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    Film and TV News Round Up for August 2nd: Lake Bell's Next Project, SXSW Short to Lifetime and Sarah Hyland to Produce

    Here's a news round up of some of the most notable television and film news from the past couple days.

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    August Film Preview

    It's been a depressing summer for women at the box office but things are looking up...heading into August, there are a several great women centric, directed and written films to look forward including like Lake Bell's hilarious In a World... to one of our favorites from SXSW, Short Term 12 starring ...

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    Exclusive: Lake Bell Reveals Her Next Directorial Effort, The "Unromantic" Romance 'What's The Point'

    As proven with “In A World...,” her directorial debut and Sundance hit (winning Best Screenplay in addition to distribution from Roadside Attractions), writer/actress Lake Bell possesses a talent for deft, comedic explorations of her passions and the struggles surrounding them, which in the film's c...

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    Exclusive: Lake Bell Shows Off Her Russian 'Star Wars' Accent In Clip From 'In A World...'

    Boasting a work ethic that allows her to place the job titles actress/writer/director/producer before her name and talent that has seen her toggle equally between TV and film with roles in everything from "How To Make It In America" and "Children's Hospital" to "It's Complicated," "Black Rock" and "...

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    Hollywood's Glass Ceiling: Why Doesn't the Film Industry Trust Women?

    It would be wonderful to say that in 2013 things were looking up for women in Hollywood -- both onscreen and behind the scenes -- but the sad news is that the numbers have remained consistently dismal for the last decade.

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'In A World...' Directed By & Starring Lake Bell

    In a world... where female writers are scarce and female writer/directors even more so, Lake Bell has done both with panache in her feature debut, “In A World...” That the film itself is a meta-commentary on the persistent and open sexism in Hollywood is even more impressive. It also doesn’t hurt th...

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    Trailer Watch: In A World... Written, Directed and Starring Lake Bell

    Lake Bell's directorial debut came out strong from Sundance with great reviews and winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Finally, we've now got a trailer for the film.

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    Trailer Watch: Lake Bell Tries to Break Into Movie-Trailer Voiceovers in Feminist Comedy 'In a World'

    Check out the first trailer for Lake Bell's directorial debut, "In a World," which follows a vocal coach (Bell) trying to break into the male-dominated realm of movie-trailer voiceovers. The film, which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance and has upcoming screenings at the Los Angeles...

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