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    'Belle' Director Amma Asante Tapped By Warner Bros To Helm Thriller 'Unforgettable'

    'Belle' Director Amma Asante Tapped By Warner Bros To Helm Thriller 'Unforgettable'

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    Women-Directed Films in 2014 Will Be Few and Far Between (Updated)

    Movie-lovers interested in films by women directors won't have much reason to go to the mutliplex this year. In 2013, only three films from female filmmakers opened in wide release. 2014 looks to be a slight improvement, but not by much.

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    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

    Amma Asante's 'Belle' Will Make USA Premiere At Palm Springs As Opening Night Film

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch: A Glimpse of the Future We're Fighting for

    Not too long ago, it seemed as though Variety had never heard of a woman director other than Nicole Holofcener. But its "10 Directors to Watch" list for 2013 gives female filmmakers a much fairer turn, with five of the eleven directors singled out for recognition being women.

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    Variety Picks 10 Directors to Watch for 2013: Amazingly, Nearly Half are Women

    Variety has chosen its 10 Directors to Watch for 2013 and believe it or not, five of the 11 directors on the list (one entry consists of a pair) are women.

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    'Belle' Gets A PG Rating From The MPAA

    No doubt we’ll be dealing a lot more about this film next year and you'll have some time to wait since it’s won’t be opening stateside for quite a while

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    Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer

    Next For Amma Asante? 1940s Romantic Drama Featuring Mixed-Race German Girl & SS Officer

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    Trailer Watch: Belle - Directed by Amma Asante

    Amma Asante's Belle premiered last month at TIFF.

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    Trailer of the Week: An Upper Class Dark-Skinned Woman Battles Racism in 18th Century England in 'Belle'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Premiering in Toronto to warm but not ecstatic acclaim, Amma Asante's "Belle" appeared to be fresh off the endless conveyor belt of cookie-cutter costume dramas, rife with the sort of Jane Austen-era period trappings and muted romantic intrigue that has made many of t...

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    The Big O: When Race is an Issue in the Oscars

    What does a black leading lady have to do to win an Academy Award again? Considering there seems to be a renaissance in black cinema, you would think the timing would be perfect. But you would be wrong.

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