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    Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist to Open The Venice Film Festival

    Mira Nair's new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the 69th Venice Film Festival on August 29th. It will screen out of competition.

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    Trailer Watch: Bachelorette - Written and Directed by Leslye Headland

    This is based on the play by Leslye Headland and premiered at Sundance in January. The more I see information about this movie, the more I want to see it. I am also excited to see more of Rebel Wilson who was hysterical in her scene in Bridesmaids.

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    13 Women Included in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

    Yesterday, Filmmaker Magazine released its “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” showcasing new and emerging talent in independent film. Within the 25 selections, 37 individuals are recognized -- 8 collaborative teams -- and 13 of the 37 individuals are women.

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    Interview with Lauren Greenfield, Director of Queen of Versailles

    In some ways this movie's subtitle is revenge of the 99%. The film gives you a behind the scenes look of an absurdly wealthy couple -- David and Jackie Siegel-- who are building the largest house in America. 10 kitchens, including a sushi kitchen and a baseball field. Things most people could...

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    Lisa Cholodenko And Kathleen Kennedy Elected to Academy's Board of Governors

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected new members to the board of governors. There are two new members, director Lisa Cholodenko and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy has previously been on the board and Cholodenko is a first time board member elected to the r...

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    Guest Post: Women, Science and Film

    Women and Hollywood readers are well aware of the appallingly low number of female directors working in Hollywood. Well, this disparity exists in the sciences and other industries as well. Sometimes, however, the attempted solutions shed more light on the prejudices causing the problems in the first...

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    Remembering Nora Ephron: Talking About Women Directors

    This is from an interview circa 1988 that Hollywood Reporter journalist Tim Appelo did for Savvy Magazine about the troubles Nora Ephron had in trying to get the film Cookie made.

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    Interview with Nancy Savoca - Co-writer and Director of Union Square

    Women and Hollywood: This movie was born out of frustration of not being able to get financing for films, and then you made a movie that needed very little financing.  Talk a little about the guerrilla method you used for this film.

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    Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

    On Wednesday, the Locarno Film Festival announced its lineup for in-competition films and the Piazza Grande program. Held from August 1-11, Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, currently in its 65th year.

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    Union Square - directed by Nancy Savoca, written by Nancy Savoca and Mary Tobler

    A set of sisters in crisis are on display in Nancy Savoca's long awaited return - Union Square. Mira Sorvino plays Lucy, a hot mess of a woman who seems bizarrely out of control for an adult. She's one of those characters that when you see her first on screen you cringe -- she wears complete...

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