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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Rose McGowan

    "I'm fascinated by girl culture in this time period [the 1960s]. I wanted to explore what happens when societal expectations brainwash someone into ignoring their intuition. "

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Madeleine Olnek

    "The biggest misconception -- not just for me, but for other comedic filmmakers as well -- is that comedy can't be a profoundly meaningful experience. People tend to think of only dramas as meaningful, but just because something is presented with weight doesn't mean it has weight."

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    Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

    There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."

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    No Meaningful Change Over Time in Female Filmmaker Participation at the Sundance Film Festival Among New Research Released Today at Sundance

    Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers.

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    Lynn Shelton's Laggies Sold at Sundance

    Two days after its Friday premiere at Sundance, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that director Lynn Shelton's arrested-development dramedy "Laggies" had been bought by A24.

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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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