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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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    There was quite a bit to be digested within the release buy Ava Duvernay's name quickly got my attention.  Duvernay is being lauded at the Third Annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership.  Congrats to Ava Duvernay! 

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    Athena Film Festival Honors Gale Anne Hurd with The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

    The third annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein, has announced the recipients for this year’s Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor actors, directors, producers and others involved in the film community for their contributions and leadership.

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    For New Yorkers Who Missed It: Special Screening Of 'Middle Of Nowhere' w/ Ava DuVernay Present, 11/27

    If you're a New Yorker who didn't get to see the film during its theatrical run here in NYC (it's no longer playing in this market, although it continues to expand to others), you should know that there'll be a special screening of it at the Museum Of The Moving Image in Queens,...

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    Watch Luisa's Story On Predatory Phone Rates ('Middle Of Nowhere' Social Justice Campaign)

    Some back-story... in September, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere was shown as testimony at the FCC, as a part of the Wright Petition to end predatory phone rates for incarcerated families; the practice of charging unreasonably high rates of up to $2.99 per min...

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    Watch 'Middle Of Nowhere: Journey Of An Indie' (Includes Never-Before-Released-Online Footage)

    Good stuff that I think you all will appreciate immensely. A peek behind the curtain - from casting, to production and finally film festival run.

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    'Middle of Nowhere' Expands To More Cities This Weekend - Is Your City One Of Them?

    Is S & A turning into the Middle of Nowhere channel? Seems that way doesn't it? But then again isn't that we're all about? That is bringing to attention intelligent, well made, independently made black films? 

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    Ava DuVernay In Terry Gross' 'Fresh Air' *Hot Seat* & The Engaging Chat That Followed (Listen)

    I enjoyed this conversation between Ava DuVernay and Terry Gross (NPR, Fresh Air), uploaded today.

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    Ava DuVernay Talks About The Gotham Nominations

    I was in LA yesterday and already had a meeting set up with Ava DuVernay to just say hi in between her press appearances.  I was able to chat with her a couple of hours after her two Gotham award nominations.  Her film Middle of Nowhere received two nominations as did Beast of the Southern...

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    Breakdown of Women Nominees for 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards

    The nominees for the 22nd Annual Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today. A total of 26 Films were nominated in six categories. Actress Marion Cotillard will be honored with a career tribute.  And for the second year in a row, the IFP will prese...

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