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    To Sue Or Not to Sue: What History Teaches Us About Equality in Hollywood

    Thirty years after a landmark lawsuit, the number of working women directors in the DGA has gone down. Today, only 12-14% of TV episodes are directed by women -- an unfortunate reversal during a time of unprecedented industry growth and abundance, particularly in television. Why?

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Martha Stephens

    "Make the movies you want to make, not the movies you're expected to make just because you're female."

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia

    "I went on this journey as a person who depends greatly on the Internet and technology as a big part of my life. Technology defiantly changed the way we communicate, but where is the line and are we crossing it? Is it a disease? Why does China choose to approach these issues with such severity?"

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Maya Forbes

    "I wrote a script based on my childhood, growing up with a manic-depressive father and a mother who had to make some very hard choices."

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Jennifer M. Kroot

    "I was always a fan of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' I was very intrigued and impressed with George when he came out in 2005 at age 68. He instantly became an LGBT spokesperson known for his quick wit and eloquence."

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    More Women Directors Announced for Berlinale

    Sadly, not a whole lot of them.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Chelsea McMullan

    "The word 'whimsical' doesn't make sense to me. It's a word that's generally thrown around too often and incorrectly. As it relates to my work, it's an oversimplification. Since we are on the topic of gender, how often does anyone hear 'whimsical' being tied to films directed by men?"

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    Sundance Women Directors: Lynn Shelton on the Question that Shapes Her Work and the Beauty of Sundance

    "I pride myself on taking premises that seem on paper to seem not particularly promising and then making a movie that, once you watch it, you feel, 'Oh yeah. That actually could have happened in real life.'"

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Gillian Robespierre

    "We were frustrated by the limited representations of young women's experience with pregnancy, let alone growing up. We were waiting to see a more honest film, or at least, a story that was closer to many of the stories we knew. We weren't sure how long that wait was going to be, so we decided to te...

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    What Happened to the Women Directed Films from the Sundance Class of 2013?

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival was notable for the number of women directors, particularly in the U.S. Dramatic and Documentary Competitions -- where half were female filmmakers. As Sundance 2014 gets underway, here's a look at what happened to the 16 features, 19 documentaries and one miniseries o...

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