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    Heroines of Cinema: These 10 Female Filmmakers Prove Why Hollywood Studios Should Change Their Tune

    One thing that shocks me more than anything about the sexism of the film industry is the inability of the Hollywood studios to hire female directors. The statistics speak for themselves — last year, the only woman to solely direct a film released on more than 2000 screens was Kimberley Peirce with "...

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    20 Great Debut Films From Female Directors

    One of the less reported stories of this August’s film schedule is that the month not only saw three films released that were directed by women, but they were in fact three feature debuts — Lake Bell’s “In A World” opened to a rapturous reception (including ours) on the 9th, Jerusha Hess’ “Austenlan...

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    Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of Amy Heckerling's Clueless

    I remember watching Clueless for the first time when I was in 5th grade. It was immediately my favorite movie because I wanted all of Cher's clothes, her electronic wardrobe and thought Paul Rudd was super dreamy.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Revisiting a Notorious Murder Case and Saying Goodbye to 'Delocated'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," "Californication" and "The Walking Dead," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Interview with Vamps Director Amy Heckerling

    This was originally posted on April 9, 2012. Vamps is in theaters now.

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    Watch: Trailer For Amy Heckerling's 'Vamps' Starring Alica Silverstone Sucked Dry Of Any Comedy

    How the mighty have fallen? Going from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Clueless" to this...goofy and dated-feeling vampire comedy, "Vamps," feels kind of depressing for filmmaker Amy Heckerling. Why? Well, other than looking like it belongs from another era thi...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High'

    One of the trickier genres to get right is the teen comedy. Walking the line between not condescending to a high-school-age audience and yet also not alienating them is a difficult balance, let alone making a film that doesn't age, feels truthful, and can be smart and funny as well. And one of the f...

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    What Are the Greatest Movies Directed by Women?

    Fueled by the anger of another best of list sorely lacking in women, I would like to put forward the following films (which came from people all over the world through twitter and facebook) for the distinction of the best or greatest films directed by women. 

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    Happy 100th Birthday Universal Pictures

    I get a ton of press releases.  Most of them I don't even read.  This week I got a release about the 100th anniversary of Universal Pictures that was made up of 100 fun facts. Not too many of the facts included women so I asked the press folks to give me some important facts regarding ...

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    Interview with Vamps Director Amy Heckerling

    Amy Heckerling has made some serious classic films in her career namely Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless. She was in NY this past weekend screening Clueless and her new film Vamps at the Lena Dunham curated program at BAM, Hey Girlfriend. Vamps is about vampires living in contemporary NYC...

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