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    Angelina Jolie in Afghanistan

    Bravo for her to keep raising awareness about the plight of refugees. It's heartening that not everyone in the world knows who she is and that she could care less. At the end of the piece the little girls ask where she comes from and she says I come from America, from California.

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    From Feminist Frequency: Women's Stories, Movies and the Oscars

    This video completely speaks for itself. Think about it as you watch the Oscars.

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    Geena Davis: Gender Stereotypes Remain Deeply Entrenched in Today's Entertainment...

    Yesterday, The United Nations celebrated the launch of a new agency -- UN Women -- which combines all the different women's organizations under one leader, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The agency has a $500 million yearly budget and the goal is to press governments around the world f...

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    EXCLUSIVE: The 100 Films Affected By the Regent Lawsuit -- And What the Filmmakers Can Do About It

    With approximately 100 library titles and unreleased acquisitions at stake in the $90 million lawsuit against Paul Colichman and Stephen Jarchow's Regent Entertainment Group, some of the impacted filmmakers have told indieWIRE they are considering the possibility of uniting for a class-action lawsui...

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    Guest Post: Advocating Through Film by Maria Cuomo Cole

    As an advocate, I have always believed that the most effective change rises from constituents and communities. In the same way, it is the personal stories of challenge and triumph that serves as the true voice of most social issues.

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    Helen Mirren Kicks Ass At the Women in Entertainment Breakfast

    My day is made. You have to watch this video. I love this woman.

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    Paramount Pictures Has a Gender (and Race) Problem

    The folks at Racebending who advocate for just and equal opportunities in film and TV, have been tracking race issues related to the recently released film The Last Airbender. While doing their research they have revealed some disturbing trends at Paramount Studios, the studio which released the f...

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    GLAAD Asks Tribeca to Remove "Trannies"; Fest & Director Counter Criticism

    Comment forums and the Facebook page for one of the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival's films, "Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives," have lit up with comments debating the perceived offensiveness of the film, which will have its world premiere at the event in late April. The film, directed by Dallas-base...

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    With Deadine Looming, Proposed NYC Film Permit Rules Rile Indies

    With stenciled Bolex camera protest signs and no permit to assemble, some 400 people demonstrated at a downtown Manhattan rally on Friday to protest New York's moves to alter rules that govern filming and photography on the city's streets. On that same day, members of NYC's independent film communit...

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