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    TV: Six More Makers Docs to Air on PBS This Summer

    PBS will air six documentaries about women's progress in the divergent fields of war, space, comedy, business, Hollywood, and politics starting in June.

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    PBS Announces Six New Docs In Its Female-Focused 'Makers' Series, Two From Oscar Nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

    PBS has announced that this summer it will be airing six new hour-long installments in its documentary series "Makers: Women Who Make America." Founded by filmmaker Dyllan McGee, the "Makers" project launched in 2012 and is a multi-platform initiative that also includes a growing online collection o...

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    Heidi Ewing, Dawn Porter Among Awardees of Catapult Film Fund

    Women directors comprised five of the seven awardees of the Catapult Film Fund, which "provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes."

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    Pete Nicks, Heidi Ewing and Dawn Porter Among Seven Catapult Film Fund Grantees

    The San Francisco-based Catapult Film Fund, which gives development grants to films that are in early stages, has announced its Fall 2013 grantees. Filmmakers looking to be considered for the Spring 2014 grant should be prepared to submit materials by the end of January (Submissions open mid-Decemb...

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    ESPN's 'Branded' Examines the Double Standards of Sex Appeal and Skill Applied to Female Athletes

    Premiering tonight, August 27th at 8pm on ESPN, "Branded" is the final installment of the sports network's women-directed and women-focused documentary series "Nine for IX." It's also the film that most sharply confronts the conflicted place occupied by female athletes in the media today.

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    ESPN Films Launches 'Nine for IX': Nine Stories from 14 Women Filmmakers on Women in Sports [TRAILER]

    This summer, ESPN will host a series of films called "Nine for IX" - nine documentaries about women in sports, all directed by women filmmakers, named for the Title IX amendment. ESPN Films and espnW announced the series at a lunch in New York earlier today. "Nine for IX" will take the format of E...

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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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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Guest Post: Cinema Eye Honors 2013 Nominations

    In her latest research, Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representation on Festival Films (2011-2012), Martha Lauzen found that in selected film festivals 39% of documentary directors were women, compared with 28% in her similar survey from 2008-2009. This finding confirmed anecdotal evidence th...

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