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    TV News Roundup for September 13th: Lauren Iungerich's New Comedy, Katherine Heigl as CIA Officer and Tina Gordon Chism to HBO

    Here's some of the most notable TV news from the past week including Katherine Heigl's return to television, Tina Gordon Chism developing a comedy series at HBO, Awkward's Lauren Iungerich receiving a put pilot deal for her new comedy at ABC and the second season premiere of Mindy Kaling's The Mindy...

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    Tribeca Rerun: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudi Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Vivian Qu

    Vivian Qu was born in China. She has produced the features Night Train (07), Knitting (08), which screened at the Festival, and Longing for the Rain (13). Trap Street (13) is her directorial debut.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Alanis Obomsawin

    Alanis Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Aboriginal rights issues for the National Film Board of Canada.

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    TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

    As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Iram Haq

    Iram Haq studied art direction at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. She has acted in the features Import-Export (05), Fallen Angels (08), and Tomme tonner (10). She wrote and directed the short film Little Miss Eyeflap (09). I Am Yours (13) is her debut feature.

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    Guest Post: The Pregnant Director

    During the filming of my second feature film And While We Were Here, which hits theaters on September 13th, I was eight months pregnant with my second child.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Dana Rotberg

    Dana Rotberg was born in Mexico City and graduated from Mexico's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. She has won numerous awards for her films, including Best Documentary from the Mexican Film Academy for Elvira Luz Cruz, pena maxima (85) and the NHK Filmmaker's Award at Sundance for Otilia Raud...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Lara Zizic

    Lara Zizic received her master's degree in filmmaking at Columbia University. She directed the short film The Isabel Fish (06) and co-directed the feature Mission Congo (13).

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Allison Berg

    Allison Berg was born in New York City. She received the Special Jury Award at SXSW for her debut feature documentary Witches in Exile (04). The Dog (13) is her latest film.

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