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    xoxosms directed by Nancy Schwartzman to Air on PBS July 15th

    Nancy Schwartzman's short documentary, xoxosms, will be airing on PBS on July 15th.

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    Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Use Kickstarter to Replace PBS Funding

    Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal made a big wave with their film, Trouble the Waters about Hurricane Katrina. They got funding through PBS to make their new film that examined the role of big money, specifically really rich people and corporations, were influencing our political system.

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    Angelina Jolie's Unbroken Makes Moves

    Angelina Jolie's second directorial feature Unbroken now has a release date and a star.

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    Ava DuVernay To Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Selma

    Ava DuVernay has signed on with Plan B (Brad Pitt's company) and Pathe UK to helm Selma, a biopic on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The film will focus on the voting rights movement and will take place in 1965. David Oyelowo who appeared in Middle of Nowhere will play the civil rights ...

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    Trailer Watch: Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess

    Jerusha Hess's feature debut, Austenland, follows the very single Jane (Keri Russell) who has been obsessed with the works of Jane Austen since she was young. However, her status as Jane's Austen fangirl has been detrimental to her finding a guy.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Hiring Women in Theory and Practice

    It sometimes feels like those who complain about the status of women in film and those in a position to do anything about it are two different breeds. In writing my Heroines of Cinema column for Indiewire, I was nothing if not happy to highlight the problem. But having taken a break in order to make...

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    Trailer for Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

    I'm kicking myself for not getting a ticket to see Sweet Bird of Youth when I was in London last week especially since Kim Cattrall has been so outspoken on the issue of aging and women and Hollywood. I found this trailer interesting because a- we really don't see trailers for plays, and b- how foc...

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    Cross Post: Dear Hollywood: Hiring Women Directors Could Rescue the Superhero Movie. Love, Half the Human Race

    The superhero picture is suffering from female trouble, and not just because a franchise based on Wonder Woman keeps going in and out of development limbo. Any creature on screen minus a 'Y' chromosome tends to be a side player in this cinematic universe...

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    Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

    We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

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    Guest Post: Who Says There Are No Women Onscreen This Summer? Susan Seidelman's The Hot Flashes Hits Theatres This Weekend

    The best surprise of this summer is Susan Seidelman's new film The Hot Flashes, opening in selected theaters on July 12 and starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim. This film is a hilarious comedy with moments of truth that make it more than just a feel...

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