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    Rocking Comment from Brave Director Brenda Chapman

    I just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing the comments on the site this week.  While I might not be the biggest responder to comments, I do read each and every one and try to comment on the ones that need answers.  I love the fact that you all talk to each other.

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    Turn Me On, Dammit! - written and directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen

    This is a repost of a review written after seeing the film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.  The film opens in NY today.

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    Do You Think There is a Glass Ceiling for Women Directors?

    Apparently Columbia University's film school doesn't think so.   They are holding a panel at their 25th anniversary film festival on May 9 entitled: What Glass Ceiling? The Remarkable Success of Columbia’s Women Filmmakers.

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    Two African American Female Directors Book New Films

    I was excited to report that one African American female director got a new gig, but two puts me close to over the moon.

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    Guest Post: Growing into Your Voice: The Resonance of “Rockaway”

    I was a shy girl growing up. I was studious, reserved, and well-mannered. I’d very selectively raise my hand in school, secretly afraid of delivering the wrong answer and facing judgment by my teachers or peers. Storytelling was the one place I felt there were no wrong answers, just truths abo...

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    Interview with Susan Seidelman - Director of Musical Chairs

    Susan Seidelman returns to the big screen with the Musical Chairs a love story set in the world of wheelchair ballroom dancing.  It's got something for everyone.  It's got class issues, gender issues, issues reated to disability, race issues all wrapped up in a deeply felt star cro...

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    Hollywood Feminists of the Day: Chris O'Dowd and Jon Hamm - The Guys from Friends with Kids

    It's not very often that I think about a movie several weeks after I've seen it, but I have had Friends with Kids on my mind.  The more I think about it, the more I like it.  It's just an adult film that's funny.  One that Hollywood rarely makes anymore and when it doe...

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    Guest Post: Just Do It: One Woman’s Journey to Making a Feature

    I wish someone had told me when I started out that if you want to make a feature, you need to find a way to do it.  Don’t wait for permission.  Don’t wait for someone to recognize your brilliance and hand you money.  Use what you’ve got and make it.

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    Interview with Megan Griffiths - Director of SXSW Audience Winner Eden

    I was a little late to finding out about Eden but I am glad I did. It's a really good and interesting film on a difficult topic -- sex trafficking. We all think the sex trafficking occurs over there in countries far, far away. But it happens here ALL THE TIME. This film is based on a true st...

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    Guest Post: Losing Control on the Way to Distribution

    Filmmakers are often told, write what you know. And I know a lot about being so attached to a plan that it can be difficult to move forward when it isn’t working. So, as my protagonist was trying to learn the titular lesson in my quirky romantic comedy, LOSING CONTROL, about a female scientist...

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