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    Guest Post: Let's Change the Conversation About Women Directors

    A few weeks ago, as Jane Campion's TV series Top Of The Lake drew to a close, Marie Claire UK wrote an article entitled '11 facts about the director that will blow your mind' where the second most interesting fact was her marital status.

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    Cross Post: In 'Planes' Males Soar, Females Get Grounded

    I've blogged twice about the sexist preview for "Planes," and after seeing the movie today, I'm afraid I've got to blog about this awful scene once more. The sexist scene actually opens the movie. It sets the tone for the whole film, which is the opposite of what I thought the scene was going to do....

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    Lake Bell's Directorial Debut, In A World..., Smartly Examines Industry Sexism

    Lake Bell's directorial debut, In A World…, is a hilarious and uncomfortable look into how deeply sexism can plague an industry. She stars as Carol Solomon, a struggling voice-over artist, who does vocal coaching to make ends meet.

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    The Sapphires DVD Cover Controversy

    The Sapphires, which was released earlier this year, is about the true story of four indigenous women from Australia who are discovered by a talent scout and are sent to Vietnam to perform for the troops. It's a film, we loved because of its smart look at racial issues and feel good spirit.

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    Questioning the Canon

    When I arrived at graduate school for theatre we were told to have read books entitled "Famous American Plays" of the 20s, 30s, 40s etc. before we arrived. I did as I was told and really didn't think too much about it until we were sitting in a circle on the first day of class.

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    Spike Lee Thinks Only One Woman Has Made an Essential Movie

    Another list, and another list that does not include hardly any women - one to be exact. Sometimes I try to let these pass, but you can't ignore a list put out by Spike Lee. He is a respected filmmaker who is out there with a new kickstarter campaign for a film (Steven Soderbergh donated $10,000), a...

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    Huff Post Live: Where Did the Women Go

    I participated in a Huff Post Live conversation yesterday with some great folks including producer Lynda Obst about the lack of women on screen this summer. Check out our conversation.

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    Guest Post: The Women of Comic Con: How the Internet Killed the Studio Star

    During the lead up to this year's Comic Con International, a Networked Insights analysis of social media conversation showed that 54% of people talking about the conference were women. So when I arrived on Thursday morning I wasn't surprised to see that women were everywhere as fans, experts, press,...

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    Video of the Day: Mod Carousel's Gender Swapping Version of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines

    Check out Mod Carousel's (a Seattle based boylesque troupe) reinvention of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines".

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    Must-Read Blog: Hollywood Boys Club

    Check out this new blog, Hollywood Boys Club, that compiles examples of "men only" in Hollywood. Current examples include the all male writing staffs of shows like Real Time With Bill Maher and the all male directors of television shows like Burn Notice and Magic City.

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