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    Nora Ephron Dies at 71

    I'm sitting here reeling from the news that Nora Ephron has died.  No one even knew she was sick and now she is gone.  The loss to movies, and especially to women in movies, cannot be underestimated.  This is a woman who was an Oscar nominated screenwriter three times over for Sil...

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    Could Middle of Nowhere Be a Game Changer?

    I had the privilege last week of attending the LA Film Festival gala of Middle of Nowhere written and directed by Ava Duvernay.  If you recall, Ava is the first African American woman to win the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival which premiered the film this past January.  ...

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    Lynne Meadow Celebrates 40 Years as Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club

    Lynne Meadow has been a force of New York theatre for the last 40 years. She has taken the Manhattan Theatre Club from the Upper East Side to Broadway. She was the first women accepted into the directing program at Yale. She was the first female director at the O'Neill Center. She is belo...

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    Trailer Watch: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman

    Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry opened the Human Right Watch Film Festival in NY and will be in theatres on July 27th.

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    Barbra Streisand To Get Back Behind The Camera

    Newflash. Babs is going to get back behind the camera.

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    Thinking About the Ending of Girls

    I've been on the road so I didn't have a chance to comment on the finale of Girls.  First thing I want to report on is that every single meeting I have had during the run of the show no matter who it was with, no matter what their age, the show has come up.  The question was - so, ...

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    Brave - The First Female Pixar Heroine

    The first time you see Merida's red curly hair flowing in the wind as she rides atop her horse going full speed at the beginning of Brave you immediately know that this is not your typical Pixar film.

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    Interview with Susan Youssef, Director of Habibi

    Susan Youssef's film Habibi played at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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    Quote of the Day: I Wanted To Give Girls Something To Look At And Not Feel Inadequate

    This is what director Brenda Chapman thought about when created the character of Merida - the first female Pixar lead - which opens on Friday.

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