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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Jenni Toivoniemi

    Jenni Toivoniemi studied screenwriting in several international workshops, including Torino Film Lab's Script & Pitch and Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station. She is about to complete her MA in screenwriting and directing in Helsinki's ELO Film School and is developing her next project as a featu...

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Katrin Gebbe

    Katrin Gebbe attended the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Arts and Design in the Netherlands and received her master's degree in Directing at the Hamburg Media School. Her short, Sores & Sirin, won the European Union's Young CIVIS Media Prize. Nothing Bad Can Happen is her first feature film. (AFI...

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    Weekly Update for November 8: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

    A list of all the women-centric, women-directed, and women-written films opening on November 8.

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    Director Joan Carr-Wiggin Shooting Female Friendship Film

    Female friendship is the subject of writer-director Joan Carr-Wiggin’s fourth film, If You See Her.

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Michelle Morgan

    Michelle Morgan is sick of being just a screenwriter, even though she writes scripts for major studios. Her short film K.I.T. is playing at AFI

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    Producers of Jane Got a Gun Sue Lynne Ramsay

    The saga of Jane Got a Gun and Lynne Ramsay continues and its not pretty.

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    Trailer Watch: Maidentrip

    In 2010, Laura Dekker made history by becoming the youngest person to sail around the world. Jillian Schlesinger's documentary is a collaboration with the young Dutch traveler, who captured the images on screen herself and answered questions the filmmaker had written down in front of the camera duri...

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    Indie Director Ava DuVernay on Dressing for Success

    Clothes make the director. That's the lesson filmmaker Ava DuVernay imparted in a keynote speech at Los Angeles' Film Independent Forum on Sunday. The 2012 winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize described her "director's uniform," a kind of work armor that's more about self-prote...

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    The Square Directed by Jehane Noujaim Partners with Netflix and Participant Media

    In another indication of just how much things are changing in the business, award winning documentarian Jehane Noujaim whose film The Square is now in an Oscar qualifying run has decided to forgo standard distribution and has partnered with both Netflix and Participant Media to release her film.

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    My Latest Forbes Piece: The Evolving Conversation About Women Directors

    Last week I attended the first conference ever held in Israel to discuss the status of women working in the film and television industries. They had brilliant academics, high level executives in TV, international guests and they had something I don’t usually see at these types of events – politicia...

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