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    Infographic: Women and Hollywood - Better Luck Next Year...Or Next Decade

    Check out this original Women and Hollywood infographic to see how frustratingly little has changed in the film and TV industries for female creative talent.

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    Crosspost: Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.

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    The Crash Reel Director Lucy Walker on Snowboarding and Simone de Beauvoir

    An in-depth interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, whose latest documentary, 'The Crash Reel,' opens on December 13.

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    Quote of the Day: Manohla Dargis: "The Movie Industry is Failing Women"

    In response to the paltry showing of women directors among studio and indie films, New York Times chief film critic Manohla Dargis said, "The movie industry is failing women. And until the industry starts making serious changes, nothing is going to change."

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    Ava DuVernay to be Honored by Adrienne Shelly Foundation

    Ava DuVernay will receive the Adrienne Shelly Foundation's Third Annual Woman of Vision Salute.

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    Trailer Watch: The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

    Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, the world's most genetically blessed janitor. Yes, really.

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    Melissa Leo Steps Up to Fund Women Screenwriters

    Having distinguished herself onscreen, Leo is doing the same behind the scenes. At the Whistler Film Festival, a showcase and celebration of new Canadian talent, Leo answered a "ballsy" call for increased funding for women screenwriters.

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    A Look Back at November's Women-Directed Movies

    Descriptions of all the women-directed films in November.

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    Sarah Polley, Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour Among National Board of Review's Best-of-Year Picks

    Directors Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) and Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda) and actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) were the only awardees among the National Board of Review's end-of-the-year picks in categories not designated for women.

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    Sundance US Competition List a Disappointing Tumble from Last Year's Equality Benchmark

    At last year's Sundance, the future looked rosy, with half of all U.S. narrative features and documentaries on the Park City festival lineup coming from female filmmakers. It was a promising benchmark -- and sadly, not one to be reached next year.

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