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    Interview with Sherry Hormann, Director of Desert Flower

    Desert Flower opens this Friday in NY and LA. It stars Liya Kebede as Waris Dirie, a woman who escaped from Somalia and became a top fashion model and UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation. Director Sherry Hormann answered some questions about the film.

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    Drew Barrymore Gets New Directing Gig

    I am so glad to read that Drew Barrymore has signed on to direct a new film. BUT I am none too pleased that this could be a redo of He's Just Not That Into You (which was dreadful). Barrymore and her company Flower Film produced He's Just Not That Into You and reports are that she will be reteamin...

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    Tribeca Film Festival - Lineup Part 2

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced the lineups for the Spotlight, CinemaMania Section and Special screenings yesterday. The CinemaMania section has eight films and none are directed by women. Neither of the special screenings are directed by women and only one of the five in the sports film festi...

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    New Study from Quebec Finds Female Directors Face Tough Road Getting Films Made

    A new study released last week by Anna Lupien and Francine Descarries, researchers at the Université du Québec à Montréal in partnership with the Réalisatrices équitables an association of female filmmakers in the region found that it's very difficult for female filmmakers and that "women direct a d...

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    Red Riding Hood - Review

    You have to give it to Catherine Hardwicke. She specializes in making movies for teenage girls. She seems to be able channel that teen angst and language better than anyone else. The problem is that it is hard for those of us who left behind our teens a while ago to go along for the ride. It took me about 20 minutes to get into the rhythm of Red Riding Hood. This is the type of movie that you just have to go with as much as you can. If you try and figure it out it will leave you frustrated. The film reminded me a lot of Twilight except that there were no sparkling vampires. But the good news is that Red Riding Hood aka Valerie played ...

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    Tribeca Film Festival Competition Lineup- 2011

    The 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival will take place next month starting April 20th.

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    Catherine Hardwicke Walked Away From New Moon

    They has been much speculation as to whether Catherine Hardwicke was fired or walked away from the Twilight sequel, New Moon. But nobody ever heard from Catherine Hardwicke what actually happened.

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    Guest Post: Premiering Yelling to the Sky at the Berlin Film Festival by Victoria Mahoney

    The freakiest thing about indie filmmakers is that we are bred and conditioned for harsh news. We wake up to 32,000 “no’s” a day, and self-preservation protects us from the ambush of let down. We have made an intrinsic peace with the fight required to shape shift those 32,000 “no’s” into a version o...

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    Applications Now Open for Women in Film Finishing Fund

    Hey lady filmmakers- if your film is ready to go but you can't raise that last bit to finish it, you should apply to the Women in Film Finishing Fund sponsored by Netflix. You could get a grant of up to $15,000 as well as other in-kind and production services.

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    Spend International Women's Day at an Event Honoring Kathryn Bigelow

    This is an open invitation to the community of women in Hollywood. You don't have to be a DGA member. You are crazy if you do not go. I would like someone to cover it for Women and Hollywood.

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