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    Women in Film 2011 Finishing Grants

    For the 26th year, Women in Film (in LA) has announced several grants to help projects get through that last hurdle towards the finish line.

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    Guest Post: 10 Things I Have Learned Having Our Film CONNECTED In Theaters by Tiffany Shlain

    1. CUTTING YOUR OWN TRAILERDon’t try this. Very dangerous. When you are running at full speed to complete your film on your way to your premiere, don’t fool yourself that you have the perspective to cut your own trailer. We thought we did. At that point we had totally lost perspective and were in no...

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    Interview with Agnieszka Holland - Director of In Darkness

    I was able to interview the Academy Award winning director (Europa Europa) Agnieszka Holland in Toronto at the debut of her new film about the Holocaust, In Darkness. In Darkness is Poland's entry to the Academy Award for foreign language picture.

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    Pink Ribbons, Inc. - Directed by Léa Pool

    Next week starts the annual pinkification of cancer -- breast cancer awareness month. Now I don't want to take anything away from any woman who is figuring out a way to fight and survive this horrible scourge, but don't you think that this whole happy pink cancer world has just gone too far? Talk ...

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    Patty Jenkins in Talk to Direct Thor 2

    Even if this doesn't come to pass, the fact that a woman, a director like Patty Jenkins who is best known for directing the shit out of Charlize Theron in Monster and for directing the pilot of The Killing is in talks to direct a big budget comic book action hero movie is a giant step forward. I do...

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    Good News: Many Films Directed by Women are Being Submitted for Academy Awards for Foreign Films

    Something good is going on this year and I've been watching it for the last couple of weeks. The news is that many countries have submitted films directed by women for Academy Award consideration for best foreign film. Only two women -- both Europeans -- have won the foreign film Oscar, one was ju...

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    Toronto Review: Hysteria

    One of the most vivid memories I have of my college learning experience is a class I took on Women in American History. I remember reading Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin's The Awakening and if I didn't have feminist inclinations before I read those books, I sure did...

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    Trailer Watch: Wuthering Heights Directed by Andrea Arnold

    Films got picked up by Oscilloscope for a 2012 release.

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    Where Do We Go Now? Wins Audience Award at Toronto Festival

    Where Do We Go Now? written and directed by Nadine Labaki was the first film I saw in Toronto. As I wrote last week, it's a strong symbol of women sick and tired of the men fighting over nothing trying to make the peace in their small town in Lebanon.

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    Interview with Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini Directors of Tanner Hall

    Women and Hollywood: How is your coming of age story different from others we have previously seen?                         Francesca Gregorini: We tried to make an artful, poetic film about teens. One that values cinematography, production design and costume design. One that doesn't speak down to t...

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