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    Trailer Watch: The Selfish Giant - Directed by Clio Barnard

    Clio Barnard's latest, The Selfish Giant, has just released a UK trailer.

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    Tribeca Film Acquired Marion Vernoux's Bright Days Ahead

    Tribeca Film has acquired the rights for Marion Vernoux's Bright Days Ahead which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week. As far as we can tell, this is the first female directed film to get a deal out of the festival.

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    Wadjda to be Saudi Arabia's Oscar Entry

    Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first film directed by a woman from Saudi Arabia opened in limited release this past weekend. The film made $40,419 after screening in just three theaters making it the best opening of the weekend amongst other limited release films.

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    Women Win Top Doc Awards at TIFF

    Women directors took home the top audience awards in the documentary area at TIFF this year. Jehane Noujaim's The Square took home the top audience prize.

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    TV News Roundup for September 13th: Lauren Iungerich's New Comedy, Katherine Heigl as CIA Officer and Tina Gordon Chism to HBO

    Here's some of the most notable TV news from the past week including Katherine Heigl's return to television, Tina Gordon Chism developing a comedy series at HBO, Awkward's Lauren Iungerich receiving a put pilot deal for her new comedy at ABC and the second season premiere of Mindy Kaling's The Mindy...

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    Tribeca Rerun: Wadjda - Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

    What Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) wants to do is simple - ride a bike. That shouldn't be so difficult, but when you live in Saudi Arabia, a place where women can't drive, a girl riding a bike in the street is not allowed

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Vivian Qu

    Vivian Qu was born in China. She has produced the features Night Train (07), Knitting (08), which screened at the Festival, and Longing for the Rain (13). Trap Street (13) is her directorial debut.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Alanis Obomsawin

    Alanis Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Aboriginal rights issues for the National Film Board of Canada.

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    TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

    As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.

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