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    No Women Nominated for European Film Awards in Major Categories

    Last week The European Film Awards announced their nominees for their annual awards. Michael Haneke’s Amour and Steve McQueen’s Shame picked up a majority of the nominations.

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    Guest Post: An Epoch of Parity for Women Directors?

    It seems like everyone’s talking about women right now. With the 2012 presidential election just a day away with a demographic breakdown of male to female voters at 48% to 52%, women’s voices are more important than ever in American election history, and both parties are courting women a...

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    Cross Post: I Was Hired Because I Was A Woman

    Yep. You read correctly. I was hired because I was a woman.

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    As If!: The A.V. Club's Top 50 Films of the 90's has No Women Directors

    The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher and the Coen Brothers appear, several, multiple times. What was unexpected was the complete lack of women directors, no black directors and very fe...

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    Cross Post: She has a name. Her name is Sharon Carter!

    One of the big would-be stories this week was the announcement of five actresses apparently on the 'short list' to play Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Such stories are always big news in the blogsphere, mainly because it allows bloggers to write a handful of sentences...

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    Guest Post: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret

    According to the latest “Boxed In” report compiled by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, Executive Director at The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, released on September 18, 2012, 90% of American broadcast television programs employed NO women direct...

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    Guest Post: We Came! We Saw! We Threw Bananas! WE WERE THEATRE!

    Since 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! have staged an annual protest around the time of the Tony Awards to highlight sexism in theatre.  We chose the Tony Awards because we wanted people to think about the fact that women aren’t nominated for Tony’s because they aren’t hired on B...

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    The Academy Names All Male Recipient List for the Governors Awards

    Yesterday, the Academy named their 2012 recipients of the Governors Awards.

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    Sexism Watch: Emma Stone Calls Out Sexism

    Love this.  You can check out the full version here. 

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    The Director of the "Greatest" Film of All Time Was A Sexual Harasser

    Last week as the film world was celebrating the elevation of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo to the top of the once a decade Sight and Sound list of "Greatest Films of All Time", the leading actress in two of his films Tippi Hedren (The Birds and Marnie) was at the annual Television Critics...

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