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    Diverse Writers Rose to the Top with UCLA's Screenwriters’ Showcase; Writer Callie Khouri to be Honored

    Despite numerous efforts, the film and TV industry are still struggling with diversity. However, a sign of positive change are the many distinct voices from diverse backgrounds that rose to the top in UCLA’s 2014 Screenwriters’ Showcase competition.

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    Athena Film Festival 2014 to Honor Sherry Lansing, Keri Putnam, Callie Khouri and Kasi Lemmons

    The fourth annual Athena Film Festival, focused on women and leadership and headed by Indiewire’s own Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood, will take place February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College.

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    Sherri Lansing, Keri Putnam, Callie Khouri, Kasi Lemmons to be Honored at Athena FF

    The Fourth Annual Athena Film Festival will present former Paramount and 20th Century Fox chief Sherry Lansing with the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as salute Sundance Executive Director Keri Putnam, Nashville showrunner Callie Khouri, and Black Nativity director Kasi Lemmons...

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    Callie Khouri Talks Season Two of Nashville

    Season Two of Nashville starts tonight at 10pm on ABC, and if you care about shows with strong women creators and shows created and run by women, you need to support this show. The women are everywhere. We were able to have a short phone chat with Callie yesterday, on the eve of season two.

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    Women Make Small Incremental Gains Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

    As the new TV season starts, we get the annual look Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and OnScreen Women in 2012-13 Prime-time Television from Dr. Martha Lauzen at San Diego State (god bless her, she's now done this for 16 years since 1997-98) that shows how women fared behind the scenes and...

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    Why Women in Power Positions Matter

    While we are stil digesting the bad news from yesterday with the release of statistics on the low amount of women onscreen in films, TV continues to be the bright spot regarding women's representation onscreen. But as the film study showed, having women in leadership behinds the scenes matters to w...

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    Interview with Callie Khouri - Creator of Nashville

    Women and Hollywood is a big fan of Nashville (we love Connie Britton) and Callie Khouri.  We were excited to get an opportunity to talk with Ms. Khouri as the show returns with a new episode tonight at 10pm on ABC.

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    Musical Drama 'Nashville' Gets a Full Season Pick-Up From ABC

    While "Nashville" has gotten a little sluggish in its storytelling since its promising, lively start, it's still a solid show with a great leading turn by Connie Britton and dependably good musical numbers from composer and music producer T-Bone Burnett. So it's welcome n...

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    Academy Award Winning Writer Callie Khouri Slams Movies About Women As Relegated to Trash Heap

    Callie Khouri gave the movie business a lot of years of her life.  It's been an up and down relationship.  The up - winning an Academy Award for writing Thelma and Louise.  The down - wanting to direct and getting pigeon holed into the chick flick box because she had made a movie ...

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    Must Watch: Nashville-Created by Callie Khouri

    For me Connie Britton can do no wrong.  She was phenomenal as one of my all-time favorite TV characters, Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights, and on top of that she’s an outspoken advocate for women’s health.  Now she is paired with Oscar-winning writer of Thelma & Louise, C...

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