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    Jennifer Lee Named Director of Disney's Frozen

    Last week, Disney announced that Jennifer Lee, writer of the hit Wreck-It Ralph, will be co-directing their 53rd full length animated feature film, Frozen.  Lee will become the 2nd woman to helm a Disney film, but the first from Disney proper (as far as we can tell).  Brenda Chapman who co...

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    Interview with Liz Garbus - Director of Love, Marilyn

    Liz Garbus takes a well worn subject -- Marilyn Monroe -- and brings a whole new substance and understanding to this woman through her own words.  Using material that has never before been seen or heard, Garbus provides a glimpse into this complicated and very misunderstood woman using well kno...

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Omits Women

    Yesterday was a good day with the Sundance numbers news.  But we were reminded not to get overexcited about those numbers since women directors only made up 17% of the worldwide competition and 30% of the Next section.  Even though we must celebrate the good news that women acheived parity...

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    Stacie Passon Wins Two Women Directing Awards

    Stacie Passon has had a big couple of weeks. First on November 20 she won this year’s IFP Labs/Adrienne Shelly Foundation Director’s Grant for her film Concussion at the Foundation's second annual Woman of Vision Salute which also honored Lena Dunham.

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    Women Nominees from 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced yesterday. And while some of the results are less than stellar (zero women directed films for best feature (seriously!), no women cinematographers), there is a lot to be excited about including:

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    Trailer Watch: Love Is All You Need - Directed by Susanne Bier

    We saw Susanne Biers' follow-up film to her Academy Award winning In a Better World at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival where we interviewed the director. Here is a new trailer. As of now there is no North American release date but it will be in 2013.

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    Guest Post: Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks: The Parallels between Children's Brains and the Global Brain of the Internet

    We’re constantly striving to push ourselves further. When we couldn’t see far enough, we invented the telescope. When we needed to speak with people who weren’t within shouting distance, we developed the telephone. When we wanted to travel to far-off places in a short amount of tim...

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    Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard Launch Short Film Contest

    Bryce Dallas Howard is following in her dad's footsteps and getting into directing. The two teamed up when Dallas Howard directed the short film, when you find me based on eight user submitted photographs (from 96,000 entries) chosen by her dad who also produced the short. This collaboration be...

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    Guest Post: Loaded Questions

    I started working on my first feature film Fully Loaded in 2007.  It was like climbing a mountain four times as high as it says in the damn guidebook.  It was like changing churches. It was like having a relationship with a gorilla who keeps waking you from a dead sleep.  I had been m...

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