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    Black Nativity Director Kasi Lemmons Talks About Langston Hughes, Making a Musical

    Kasi Lemmons adapts Langston Hughes' musical retelling of the Nativity story in her new film Black Nativity. Lemmons spoke with Women and Hollywood about her attachment to Langston Hughes' work, the new songs she co-wrote for the film, and this year's bumper crop of films about the black experie...

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    Kathleen Hanna and 'The Punk Singer' Director On New Doc, Riot Grrl and Why People Hate on Feminism

    Debuting this week in limited release and VOD Friday November 29 is "The Punk Singer," Sini Anderson's film about riot grrrl legend Kathleen Hanna, the front woman of Bikini Kill who went on to make music with Le Tigre and her current band The Julie Ruin.

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    With Frozen, Director Jennifer Lee Breaks the Ice for Women Directors

    It has taken 53 films, starting with 1937's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' for the Magic Kingdom to reach this historic point. But Walt Disney Animation Studios has finally placed a woman in the director's throne: Jennifer Lee. Happily, her touch is definitely on display in 'Frozen,' which is co...

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    Two Women Directors Nominated for Oscars' Live-Action Short Category

    The ten preliminary nominees for the Oscars' live-action shorts category have been announced. Among the ten directors on the long list, two were women: Miranda de Pencier and Selma Vilhunen.

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    Despite the Lack of Opportunities UK Female Screenwriters and Directors Are Successful

    The BFI reports shows that while there are not enough opportunities for women screenwriters and directors, the films they are working on are disproportionately successful.

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    Director Andrea Arnold On Her Next Film: "It's Going to Involve Lots of Wild Kids, Rihanna and a Bear."

    Fish Tank and Wuthering Heights director Andrea Arnold recently spent over a month in the U.S. as the first filmmaker-in-residence at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Her residency coincided with the most recent New York Film Festival. She answered some questions via e-mail for Women and Holly...

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    DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Laura Checkoway

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Laura Chekoway, whose latest film, 'Lucky,' is featured at DOC NYC.

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    Directing the Future Panelists Are Beating the Odds

    According to an oft-cited statistic, women comprise only 9% of directors in the film industry. But the participants of the "Directing the Future" panel at Pepperdine University School of Law's Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System symposium haven't let those numbers stop them.

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    DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Cecilia Peck

    An in-depth interview with documentary filmmaker Dana Ben Ari whose latest film, 'Breastmilk,' is featured at DOC NYC.

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    Latest Forbes Post: Year End Roundtables and Best of Lists Highlight the Lack of Gender Diversity in Films

    The awards season is another time of the year where you can literally feel the gender disparity of behind the scenes personnel in the film business.

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