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    ESPN Announces Female-Centric Sports Doc Series 'Nine for IX'

    ESPN's documentary series "30 for 30," now in the midst of its second round of 30 films, has brought the world some great work from the likes of Steve James, Albert Maysles and Brett Morgen, but has also tended to skew very male both in terms of subjects and filmmakers. There have been...

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    Ava DuVernay Directs Short Film 'The Door' for Miu Miu

    Ava DuVernay has directed a new short film for fashion label, Miu Miu. The film is the fifth in their ‘The Women's Tales’ series.

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    Watch Ava DuVernay's Miu Miu-Commissioned Short 'The Door' (Gabrielle Union Stars)

    Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.

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    2012 The Year in Review

    We took a look back on the news for women in and around Hollywood in 2012 and here are the topics we think resonated this past year. Let us know what you think and if we missed any big news of the year.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Since this column began in August, it has profiled a wide variety of women - fictional and real, contemporary and historic - whose achievements in film have been considered worthy of attention. Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender...

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Women's Film Critics Circle Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Movie of 2012, Ava DuVernay Wins Josephine Baker Award

    The Women’s Film Critics Circle have announced their 2012 picks. And as she continues to sweep the awards circuit, Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty won several awards including Best Movie by a Woman. Ava DuVernay was awarded the Josephine Baker award for Middle of Nowhere. Anne Hathaway wa...

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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Wins Big at The African-American Film Critics Association Awards

    The African-American Film Critics Association announced their best of 2012 yesterday. Leading with 4 awards is Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was chosen for Best Picture and Sally Field for Best Supporting Actress. Cicely Tyson will be receiving one ...

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    The NAACP Image Awards Nominations Ignore Ava DuVernay

    Dear Nominators of the NAACP Image Awards:

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Omits Women

    Yesterday was a good day with the Sundance numbers news.  But we were reminded not to get overexcited about those numbers since women directors only made up 17% of the worldwide competition and 30% of the Next section.  Even though we must celebrate the good news that women acheived parity...

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