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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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    Sundance Trailer Watch: Middle of Nowhere - Written and Directed by Ava Duvernay

    I am so impressed by this woman and how she is making movies about African American women on her terms. I really liked her first film, I Will Follow. We will try and cover this at Sundance, but here is a taste.

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    Melissa McCarthy News

    A couple of things to talk about on the Melissa McCarthy front.

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    Trailer Watch: Girl in Progress Directed by Patricia Riggen

    I really liked Ms. Riggen's previous film, La Misma Luna.  This could be a big breakthrough role for Eva Mendes taking her to a new place.

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    Swedish Director Lisa Aschan Returns $730,000 Grant

    When is the last time you heard of a filmmaker giving money back?  Well it has happened.  Swedish director Lisa Aschan has turned down a $730,000 grant she was awarded based on the success of her first film She Monkeys (which won the best narrative film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival) b...

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