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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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    Julie Taymor Responds to Lawsuit Fighting for Her Reputation and Future Jobs

    There is nothing like reading legal papers on a Monday morning to get your blood boiling.  Late last week Julie Taymor's lawyers responded to the part of the Spiderman lawsuit that has not been settled and in those papers there is a lot of information about how her collaborators conspired a...

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    Julie Taymor and Spiderman Reach Partial Settlement

    It's always interesting how the filing of the lawsuits get so much news and the settlements...not so much, but this one is important to note.

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    The Athena Film Festival Awardees and Lineup

    Most of you dear loyal readers and friends know that I am the artistic director of the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.  It is something very near and dear to my heart and keeps me quite busy this time of the year.  The second annual festival will take place from February 9-12.

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