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    Crosspost: The Time of Her Life

    In her 30-year career, Lee Shallat Chemel has worked on some of TV's best women-driven comedies, like "Murphy Brown," "The Nanny," and "The Middle." In between gigs, she has become her own one-woman mentorship program. (Bonus: Chemel shares a hilarious/horrific story involving Michael J. Fox and a k...

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    Shonda Rhimes "Honored" and "Pissed Off" at DGA Awards

    Rhimes "felt honored" receiving the Diversity Award, but "I was also a little pissed off." "There shouldn't need to be an award. Its very shocking to us that there is much of this lack of diversity in Hollywood in 2014."

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    To Sue Or Not to Sue: What History Teaches Us About Equality in Hollywood

    Thirty years after a landmark lawsuit, the number of working women directors in the DGA has gone down. Today, only 12-14% of TV episodes are directed by women -- an unfortunate reversal during a time of unprecedented industry growth and abundance, particularly in television. Why?

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    An Oscar-Nominated Director Gets Real About How Women Are Treated in Hollywood

    If Hollywood were serious about diversity, it wouldn't fail at every turn.

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    Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Jehane Noujaim are DGA Doc Nominees

    Jehane Noujaim's "The Square," Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell," and Lucy Walker's "The Crash Reel" are three among the five nonfiction films to receive a Best Documentary nod from the Directors Guild of America.

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    Women Directors Nominated in Nearly Every Narrative Category at DGA-TV Awards

    Women directors are represented in every category for fiction shows.

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    The New DGA/Studio Agreement: Nothing New for Women

    What new groundwork has been laid in the most recent DGA contract negotiations to fight discrimination against women directors? None at all.

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    Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers to Receive DGA Diversity Award

    Rhimes and her producing partner Betsy Beers will be honored by the Directors Guild of America for "their commitment to diversity hiring, their long record of providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities, and for the example they set for the rest of the industry."

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    Lena Dunham’s Big Week: DGA Win, New Show and Entertainment Weekly Cover Story

    Things for Lena Dunham are showing absolutely no signs of slowing down—within the past week, she’s won a DGA, is developing a new show for HBO, is Entertainment Weekly’s cover girl and had a truly terrific episode of Girls air.  

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