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    Watch: Venus Williams Fights for Equal Pay in the Trailer for ESPN Documentary 'Venus Vs.'

    Venus Williams is known for many things: her four Olympic gold medals, her five Wimbledon championships and her close relationship with her equally impressive sister Serena. Yet many sports fans may not realize she was a dedicated advocate for pay equality in professional tennis

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    ESPN Films Nine for IX Doc Series Begins w/ 'Venus Vs.' On July 2 - Trailer Debuts

    ESPN Films and espnW will premiere the documentary Venus Vs., directed by Ava DuVernay, as the first film in the upcoming Nine for IX series, on July 2, at 8pm ET.

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    Whoopi Goldberg, C. Vivian Stringer and Katie Holmes Attend ESPN Films Screening of 'Venus Vs.' and 'Coach'

    ESPN Films and espnW held a special screening on Monday, June 24 to showcase two films in their upcoming nine-part documentary series celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, "Nine For IX."

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    Watch This: Nine for IX Short Film Coach - Directed by Bess Kargman

    ESPN has released a short film in anticipation of the beginning of Nine for IX. Coach, directed by Bess Kargman and executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg, is a short documentary about C. Vivian Stringer, one of the most prolific coaches in the history of college basketball.

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    Los Angeles Film Festival Announces Line Up

    The Los Angeles Film Festival recently announced their line up. And it's great. Some of our festival favorites are screening including Lake Bell's In A World, Stacie Passon's Concussion, Short Term 12, Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda amongst many others.

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    Watch: The Video That Constantly Inspires Sundance-Winning Director Ava DuVernay

    Earlier this week, "Middle of Nowhere" director and African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement founder Ava DuVernay was the keynote speaker at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. DuVernay, who won the U.S. dramatic directing award at last year's Sundance, gave brief r...

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    The Directing Workshop for Women 2013 Showcase

    On Monday night I stepped into the Directors Guild Building for the first time to attend the annual showcase for the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women My feelings about that place are pretty negative. My general perception is that the people who run the show over there don't give a shit about wom...

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    AFI Holds Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

    AFI's Directing Workshop for Women program will be holding a screening of eight short films all directed by women. The films are a result of a year-long fellowship with AFI, honoring those in the 2012 AFI DWW class.

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    Ava DuVernay Wins Inaugural Heineken Affinity Award at Tribeca

    One of our favorite women directors, Ava DuVernay has had an incredible year. And the accolades for DuVernay's work, keep on rightly coming.

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    Tribeca Film Institute Honors 'Middle of Nowhere' Director Ava DuVernay, Latin American Filmmakers

    "Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay is the well-deserved winnr of Tribeca Film Institute's first Heineken Affinity Award, which gives the African American independent filmmaker $20,000 in cash as well as year-round support from TFI for future projects.

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