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    What Bigelow Effect? Number of Women Directors in Hollywood Falls to 5 Percent

    The Oscar nominations this morning give us another year where there are no women directors included in the list. This year we won't see Kathryn Bigelow up on the stage giving out the best director award to the next winner. When she won two years ago there was much hope that the numbers of women di...

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    Two Women Directed Films Get Deals

    Magnolia PIctures has picked up the documentary Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield. Here's the description: the film "tells the story of David and Jackie Siegel, a couple who began building the largest home in America before the housing crash put the couple's fortune in jeopardy....

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    Interview with Dori Berinstein - Director of Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

    Women and Hollywood: You've been a producer of Broadway shows for a number of years. How did you segue into becoming a documentary filmmaker?

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Finding North Directed By Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush

    49 million people in the U.S. -- one in four children -- don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who a...

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    Cross-Post: Women Kicking It on Kickstarter!

    Kickstarter, called "the people's NEA" by The New York Times, recently sent out their 2011 round-up of success stories on their crowdsourced fundraising site, with women filmmakers taking significant applause on the roster, including Dee Rees' Pariah.

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    Agnieszka Holland is the Only Remaining Female Director with a Shot at the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

    We all know that only one woman -- Kathryn Bigelow (and it has been a long time since we uttered her name) -- has won the best director honors. But there have been other women acknowledged for their films in the best foreign language category. Marleen Gorris won for Antonia's Line. Caroline L...

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    Trailer Watch: A Little Bit of Heaven Directed by Nicole Kassell

    Are we going to get to see a more mature Kate Hudson? One can only hope. This film will release on VOD on April 3 and in theatres on May 4. The premise is a cliche. Young woman gets cancer and falls in love with her doctor.

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    Sundance Trailer Watch: West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

    I have now become obsessed with this case. I watched the HBO film this weekend and am going to catch up on the older HBO docs soon. This is the Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh produced film. This film will premiere at Sundance.

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    Participate in Live Q and A with Angelina Jolie Tonight at 8pm EST

    After visiting the President last night to talk about "preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women" Angelina Jolie is doing a live q and a to talk about In the Land of Blood and Honey, her film tonight at 8pmEST/5pmPST.

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    How Will the New Documentary Rules Affect Women Filmmakers?

    When I read the NY Times story earlier this week about the proposed changes for films to qualify for a documentary Academy Award nomination, I wondered how these new rules would affect films by and about women.

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