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    2013 Emmy Nominated Women React to Nominations

    As we reported yesterday, the caliber, talent and diversity of women nominated for the 2013 Emmy Awards is incredible. We have writers and directors like Lena Dunham and Allison Anders earning nominations hoping to chip away at the dismal numbers for women in those categories.

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    Guest Post: There She Is: From Festival Rejections To Online Success

    After my co-director and I started submitting There She Is to festivals, we received countless rejections. We knew a 20-minute short about plus size pageant queens might be hard to program, but believed in the film and wanted people to see it.

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    Looking at the 2013 Emmy Nominated Women

    Looking at this year's Emmy Awards a couple of things are clear. TV, like films has changed. Cable had been infiltrating the Emmy's for years but now there is Netflix, maybe soon Hulu, and of late, the broadcast networks are lucky to be invited to the party anymore.

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    Women Directed Films at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival

    The line up for the Locarno Film Festival was unveiled today, the first under new artistic director Carlo Chatrian. The festival runs from August 7-17th and has a diverse slate of films ranging from bigger studio pictures to smaller independent films.

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    Jane Campion on Television, Women and Being 'Untameable'

    In a new interview with The Telegraph, Jane Campion talks at length about Top of the Lake--her excellent miniseries which just premiered in the UK starring Elisabeth Moss as a detective looking into the disappearance of a young pregnant girl.

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    Cross Post: Why Women Should Get The Jobs

    In a recent episode of the television series Mad Men, two advertising agencies merge. Each agency has a single woman on their creative team and one woman is told she's 'toast' because the combined agency already 'has one'. As in one woman. In the scenes that follow, the extra woman is 'dis...

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    Why Talking About Women Directors Matters

    When I started doing this work almost six years ago, and when I spoke about the importance of talking about women directors, about the importance of their voices, I was basically talking to the mirror. Boy how things have changed in the last couple of years. It's amazing how rich the conversation ...

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    Guest Post: Interview with Paula Ortiz

    Paula Ortiz's terrific feature debut Chrysalis aka De tu ventana a la mía is a film of perseverance of spirit. With images that resemble a Braque painting one minute, a Dutch master the next, Ortiz fastens her portrayals of women to an insistent landscape.

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    Sundance Institute Awards Documentary Grants

    The Sundance Institute awarded 29 documentaries grants from their Documentary Film Program and Fund. Combined all the films will receive over $550,000 in grants.

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