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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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    Post-Award Thoughts

    As I watched the Oscars and the Independent Spirit Awards this weekend you could see one clear difference between the two events (aside from the formal dresses and the hosts) -- the presence of female winners. The Oscars followed the usual path and having male winner after male winner, especially i...

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    Women at the Movies This Weekend - February 25, 2011

    Women's Films Now PlayingThe Other WomanOrgasm Inc. - directed by Liz Canner (doc) When We LeaveThe Roommate From Prada to NadaTrue GritBhutto (doc)The WoodmansThe Tempest - written and directed by Julie TaymorBlack SwanTangledMade in DagenhamTiny Furniture - written and directed by Lena DunhamThe G...

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    Lisa Cholodenko Talks Women Directors: "There's a Kind of Fundamental Misogyny in the Culture"

    I caught Lisa Cholodenko being interviewed on Tell Me More on NPR yesterday and Michel Martin got Lisa Cholodenko to talk about issues related to female directors that I have not heard any women utter in public before. Finally a woman in Hollywood says out loud that it sucks that her film was nomin...

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