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    Kimberly Peirce's Carrie and Diablo Cody's Paradise Go Head to Head on October 18th

    It's not like we get that many women directed films so it is always baffling films -- especially such high profile films like Kimberly Peirce's remake of Carrie and Oscar winner Diablo Cody's directorial debut Paradise -- will open on the same weekend. Granted they are different kinds of movies in ...

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

    This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year's Toronto film festival , none have female directors.

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    Maggie Carey's The To Do List Reinvents the Teen Sex Comedy

    The teen sex comedy is a staple subgenre of teen films. Porky's, Revenge of the Nerds and American Pie are just some of the films that have brought sex puns and now grossly iconic uses of apple pie into pop culture. However it is genre that rarely, if ever, stars women.

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    70th Venice International Film Festival Announces Line Up

    The 70th annual Venice International Film Festival announced their line up today and it's very thin on women directed films.

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    Guest Post: A Rising Tide: Women in Independent Documentary Production

    As a documentary director and producer, I am surrounded by women working and thriving in the entertainment industry. The documentary realm has long had a reputation for being more open to female-led productions. I'd like to take a moment to examine why this has come about.

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    Carey Mulligan to Reteam with Writer Abi Morgan for The Fury

    Carey Mulligan is in early talks to join director Sarah Gavron's The Fury, written by Abi Morgan. The film will focus on the suffragette movement in the UK.

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    Report From London: Women Directors and Screenwriters in Decline According to New BFI Statistics

    The BFI's Stats Yearbook for 2013 was published this week and provides an unsettling wake up call for women working as screenwriters and directors in the UK.

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    Natalie Portman to Direct, Write and Star in A Tale of Love and Darkness

    Natalie Portman just received a grant from the Jerusalem Film Fund to write, direct and star in an adaptation of Amos Oz's memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness.

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    Toronto International Film Festival Announces Galas and Special Presentations for 2013

    This morning the folks at the Toronto Film Festival rolled out the beginning of the line-up -- the galas and the special presentations. These are the film where we see the biggest directors and actors and also get a first glimpse of the potential Oscar candidates in the mix.

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