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    Julie Taymor Receives Sackler Center First Award

    Julie Taymor received the Sackler Center First Award, which recognizes women who are "first" in their field. The Center honored Taymor's varied career including being the first woman to win the Tony award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King.

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    Julie Taymor Settles Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Lawsuit

    As we had recently reported, a trial date had been set for May between Taymor and Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, producers of the musical Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. This had been after months of being unable to agree to a settlement. However, this morning we have learned that Taymor and the pr...

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    Taymor vs. Spider-Man Sets Trial Date

    As we previously reported, Julie Taymor's lawsuit against the producers of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark was revived back in January. However, the expected settlement between the parties didn't work out and a trial date has been set.

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    Taymor vs. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark Lawsuit Back On

    The complicated saga of Julie Taymor’s infamous Spider-Man:Turn off the Dark continues, with the revival of her lawsuit against the producers of the musical.

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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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    Julie Taymor Talks About Why She Took on The Lion King

    Here she is talking to former Disney chief Michael Eisner at the Aspen Ideas Festival

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    Sexism Watch: Another Movie List Leaves Off Women

    So tired of reading these lists that don't include any women.  This time it is AMC's film site which offers up a list of the 50 top directors of all time.

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    Julie Taymor Speaks Out

    Julie Taymor has not been able to speak out since she was removed as director of Spiderman over a year ago.  The legal documents have been speaking for her.  But it looks like she is finally trying to reclaim her voice and gave an interview to Newsweek about all the trauma that has gone on...

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    Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners

    The 2012 Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced the winners of its Juried and Audience competitions.

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    11th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival Lures Women Directors Julie Taymor, Rory Kennedy, Lynn Shelton

    The 11th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival in Ashland, Oregan will host 94 films from around the world from April 12th to the 16th. This year, several women directors will attend the festival, including special guests Julie Taymor ("The Lion King" and "Spider-Man" musicals, "Across the Univer...

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