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    Guest Post: Why We Shot on Film in Rural West Texas

    “What’s the movie about?” a very solemn man in a cowboy hat asks us.

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    In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing Volume 1 Available Now!

    For the past couple of years I have been working IN HER VOICE: WOMEN DIRECTORS TALK DIRECTING, a book of interviews with women directors from the first couple of years of the site.  I am happy to report that  the book is ready tand now available for purchase.

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    Teaser Trailer for HBO Miniseries Parade's End - Directed by Susanna White

    Susanna White, director of HBO's Generation Kill, directed the new HBO miniseries, Parade's End, penned by Tom Stoppard.  The series is adapted from a series of 1920s novels by Ford Madox Ford. Starring Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch, the miniseries focuses around a love triangle...

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    A24 Acquires Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring for June Release

    One of our most anticipated movies of 2013, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, was just acquired by A24. Coppola’s film is based on the real life story of a group of rich teenagers who robbed celebrity homes for over a year before getting caught. Adapted from Nancy Jo Sales’ article i...

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    Trailer Watch: Life Is But A Dream - Directed by Beyonce

    Be prepared to bow down everyone. One of my personal queens, Beyonce, has self-directed a documentary about who she is behind the scenes. Stripping away the glamour of the stage, the doc looks at Beyonce--the woman, mother and the trappings of celebrity. It looks fascinating.

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    New York Times Says ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly.’ Should We Wait That Long?

    The great Carrie Rickey published a piece in the New York Times this past weekend with the depressing headline ‘Female Directors Gain Ground, Slowly’. The piece reported that in 2012, by their count, women directors hit a recent high of 9% of the 250 top grossing films.  That number...

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    Lauren Greenfield and Alison Klayman Receive DGA Nominations for Best Documentary

    Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for best documentary. They’ve previously announced the nominees for film and television. Two women were nominated out of the five nominees which also includes Kirby Dick’s Academy Award nominated film The Invisibl...

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    Watch This: New Trailer for Athena Film Festival - February 7-10

    Check out the new trailer for the Athena Film Festival (co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein), hosted at Barnard College, on February 7-10. The new trailer incorporates clips from the films playing at the festival, an incredible line up that was announced last week.

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