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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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    Women Directors and Women-Centric Films Win Big at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Women and women-centric films were big winners at the 24th annual Palm Springs Film Festival. The fest began on January 3rd and ends today. The Sapphires, about an Aboriginal girl group in the 1960s, won best feature. First time director Rama Burstein took the prize for best foreign language film fo...

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    Critics and Film Lovers Respond to Kathryn Bigelow Snub

    After Kathryn Bigelow’s name wasn’t announced for Best Director during yesterday’s Oscar nominations, film and entertainment critics as well as movie lovers were outraged causing a vast social media discussion of why Bigelow was snubbed.  Some mentioned sexism, the mostly male...

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    2 of 15 Films in Berlin Competition Line Up Directed by Women

    The Berlin International Film Festival announced their full competition line up for the Golden Bear. Two of the nine films from this most recent announcement are directed by women. As we previously reported, 0 of the 7 (there is one special screening) earlier announced films in competition were dire...

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    DGA Announces Television and Commercial Award Nominees

    Earlier this week the Directors Guild of America announced their film nominees. In addition, they also announced nominees for television and commercials. There are quite a few women nominated for the awards including Lena Dunham for Girls.

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    2013 BAFTA Nominees Include Kathryn Bigelow, Judi Dench, Lynne Ramsay

    On the heels of learning that 4 out of the 5 nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award are women, comes the full list of the 2013 BAFTA awards nominees. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Zero Dark Thirty are there for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture, as is Jessica Chastain for Best...

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    The Academy Snubs Kathryn Bigelow for History Making Second Best Director Nomination

    I sit here ruminating, fulminating and seething, thinking about how Kathryn Bigelow could have been overlooked for a second best director nomination.  I'm pretty sure the people who thought Ben Affleck was also a sure thing are wondering how this could have happened to him.

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    New Trailer: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

    Sally Potter's gorgeous Ginger & Rosa was one of my favorite films from last year's AFI Film Festival. A coming of age story, set during the Cold War, best friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are inseparable until both step outside of their assigned roles within their ...

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