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    Teaser for Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Lands; The Story You Think You Know

    Take a look at the teaser for Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," the folllow-up to her Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker." The film, written by "Locker" scribe Mark Boal, follows the Navy SEAL Team Six that tracks down and kills terrorist Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2...

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    Lisa Cholodenko And Kathleen Kennedy Elected to Academy's Board of Governors

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected new members to the board of governors. There are two new members, director Lisa Cholodenko and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy has previously been on the board and Cholodenko is a first time board member elected to the r...

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    Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

    Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors ind...

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    Great Piece at the Women's Media Center: If Women Ran Hollywood

    Here's a piece from Dr. Martha Lauzen -- the guru of Hollywood stats -- that appeared on the Women's Media Center site. She pulls a gender reverse on how Hollywood is run.

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    Indiewire Looks at the Potential Fall Festival Releases

    My colleagues at Indiewire have taken an expansive look at 50 films that they would love to see hit the festival circuit this fall.  There are some very interesting women's films on the list. (All descriptions from Indiewire.)

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    Bigelow's Likely Oscar-Contender 'Zero Dark Thirty' Adds Unknown Ricky Sekhon as Osama bin Laden

    Though details on Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's in-producton project "Zero Dark Thirty" have been scarce, one major piece of news broke today. Ricky Sekhon, a British actor with two IMDB credits to his name, has been cast in the role of mastermind terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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    Little Known British Actor Ricky Sekhon To Play Osama Bin Laden In Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    In case you wondering if we'll see Osama Bin Laden as a character in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," this pretty much confirms that we will with little known British actor Ricky Sekhon, who barely even has a presence on IMDB, landing the role of the infamous Saudi-born A...

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    Oscar Winner Kathryn Bigelow Nears Completion of Filming Zero Dark Thirty

    So the first female best director winner has now completed filming her follow-up film.  That alone is news.  The film which is now called Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden.  What is interesting is while this will clearly be a thriller with ...

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    Kathryn Bigelow & Writer Mark Boal Did Get Their Hands On Classified Info After All For 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Remember last year when allegations flew that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal had gained access to some classified or, at the very least top level intelligence about the raid that would end up killing Osama Bin Laden for their film "Zero Dark Thirty"? Well, it looks like they did. Ruh ...

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    Sign the Petition! Where Are the Women Directors?

    It's been very interesting to watch the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.  In light of the fact that there are no women directors in competition and the great work of La Barbe, at the opening press conference the jury as well as the directors of the festival were confronted with a barrag...

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