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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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    xoxosms directed by Nancy Schwartzman to Air on PBS July 15th

    Nancy Schwartzman's short documentary, xoxosms, will be airing on PBS on July 15th.

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    Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Use Kickstarter to Replace PBS Funding

    Documentarians Tia Lessin and Carl Deal made a big wave with their film, Trouble the Waters about Hurricane Katrina. They got funding through PBS to make their new film that examined the role of big money, specifically really rich people and corporations, were influencing our political system.

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    Angelina Jolie's Unbroken Makes Moves

    Angelina Jolie's second directorial feature Unbroken now has a release date and a star.

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    Ava DuVernay To Take on Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Selma

    Ava DuVernay has signed on with Plan B (Brad Pitt's company) and Pathe UK to helm Selma, a biopic on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The film will focus on the voting rights movement and will take place in 1965. David Oyelowo who appeared in Middle of Nowhere will play the civil rights ...

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    Trailer Watch: Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess

    Jerusha Hess's feature debut, Austenland, follows the very single Jane (Keri Russell) who has been obsessed with the works of Jane Austen since she was young. However, her status as Jane's Austen fangirl has been detrimental to her finding a guy.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Hiring Women in Theory and Practice

    It sometimes feels like those who complain about the status of women in film and those in a position to do anything about it are two different breeds. In writing my Heroines of Cinema column for Indiewire, I was nothing if not happy to highlight the problem. But having taken a break in order to make...

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