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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Sexism Watch: Hollywood Reporter Showrunner Roundtable

    Last week I posted a trailer from a new documentary about showrunners where I called attention to the fact that they did not include a single woman in the trailer. The site received a comment from a person affiliated with the film who said they needed to make a deadline and the footage of the couple of women they interviewed was not able to be included. I very much appreciate the comment from Ryan but this just illustrates for me the problem. That including women is an afterthought. Integrating women and women's voices should be a mandate.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Today! Join S&A Livecast Season 2, Ep 8 With Director Seith Mann

    The S&A Crew are revving up for a great podcast today! Join us today Wednesday at 8pm/est when we talk about all the hot black film topics. Slated for discussion:

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Hal Siegel "My Film Has a Virus? WTF?”

    How do you make your film go viral? That may be one of the questions that filmmakers ask most these days. And today we have the answer for you... sort of.

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  • Caryn James
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    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert on Sarah Palin: Is Her Bus Tour a Scooby-Doo Mystery?

    The Republican presidential campaign looks more and more like a reality show – the kind people might watch in desperation or curiosity when the series they really want to see are off for the summer.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Women to Watch: Helga Stephenson

    Helga StephensonWhen I first began attending the Toronto Festival of Festivals as it was called in 1985, Helga was its executive director and she introduced me to her second in command, Piers Handling who has taken good care of us ever since. We still meet in Toronto and in December at the Havana Film Festival in Cuba. A few days after that infamous day September 11, she invited the stranded Americans to her home for comfort. For a while she disappeared into the corporate Viacom in Toronto, or would reappear wearing various different hats. Now she has been appointed interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, replacing Sara Morton.

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  • The Playlist
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    Great Things Come in Pairs: 'Yogi Bear 2' Announced

    Whatever he gets up to in his spare time – shilling "Ghostbusters 3" and its bizarre array of potential female leads like a crazed beggar man, contemplating selling his organs on Amazon Marketplace, downing a glass of whiskey and sleeping pills whenever a re-run of “Spies Like Us” hits the airwaves – Dan Aykroyd can take solace in the news that at least “Yogi Bear 2” is becoming a reality. While many were decrying last year’s original as a prelude to nuclear holocaust, the film itself managed to net over $200 million worldwide and hence Coming Soon reports that humanity is getting treated to take another suckle on the smoky teat of Yogi. Let this be a lesson to exhausted parents with diminished expectations everywhere.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    !Women Art Revolution directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson Opens in NYC Today

    There are not many films that are able to show the development of a true revolution and Women Art Revolution is one of them. It shows how feminism affected women's art and how art affected feminism. The art and the interviews that make up this extraordinary film are a history -- or a herstory -- of our time. Most of the women in the film you haven't heard of, but their work has changed our culture and I thank them for it.

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  • The Playlist
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    Now The First Look At The NSFW International 'The Girl With Dragon Tattoo' Poster Leaks

    Update: /Film have gotten their hands on the French poster for the film which has a ludicrously lengthy website address. Check it out below.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ray Winstone & Gillian Anderson To Star In Sexed-Up 'Great Expectations' For Brit TV

    A zeitgeisty role like Agent Dana Scully may cast a long shadow, but Gillian Anderson seems determined not to have the first line of her obituary read “that redheaded gal off 'The X-Files.'" Lurching in recent years between respectable British TV costume dramas and mirthless crime fare (“Straightheads” won’t be one to tell the grandkids about), Anderson is now in talks to take the most iconic role in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “Great Expectations” as Miss Haversham, alongside eternal Cockney bruiser Ray Winstone as the novel's duplicitous Magwitch. Like everything else nowadays, though, don’t expect this to be your mother’s rainy Sunday afternoon "Great Expectations". Oh no, The Daily Mail reports that this three-part miniseries threatens to be “sexually charged”.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    SPOILER ALERT! Don't Read This If You Don't Want To Know What Happens In "X-Men: First Class"

    Having already seen the much anticipated X-Men: First Class , which I'm sure many will like (I know it must be a generational thing, but I still don't get these comic book movies. I stopped reading them when I was 12).

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