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    Trailer Watch: Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess

    Jerusha Hess's feature debut, Austenland, follows the very single Jane (Keri Russell) who has been obsessed with the works of Jane Austen since she was young. However, her status as Jane's Austen fangirl has been detrimental to her finding a guy.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Hiring Women in Theory and Practice

    It sometimes feels like those who complain about the status of women in film and those in a position to do anything about it are two different breeds. In writing my Heroines of Cinema column for Indiewire, I was nothing if not happy to highlight the problem. But having taken a break in order to make...

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    Trailer for Kim Cattrall in Sweet Bird of Youth

    I'm kicking myself for not getting a ticket to see Sweet Bird of Youth when I was in London last week especially since Kim Cattrall has been so outspoken on the issue of aging and women and Hollywood. I found this trailer interesting because a- we really don't see trailers for plays, and b- how foc...

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    Cross Post: Dear Hollywood: Hiring Women Directors Could Rescue the Superhero Movie. Love, Half the Human Race

    The superhero picture is suffering from female trouble, and not just because a franchise based on Wonder Woman keeps going in and out of development limbo. Any creature on screen minus a 'Y' chromosome tends to be a side player in this cinematic universe...

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    Trailer Watch - The Lifeguard - Directed by Liz W. Garcia

    We wrote last week about Liz W. Garcia's amazing and perfect quote about women working as directors in a recent interview. Garcia's latest film, The Lifeguard, premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Focus World and Screen Media Films.

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    Guest Post: Who Says There Are No Women Onscreen This Summer? Susan Seidelman's The Hot Flashes Hits Theatres This Weekend

    The best surprise of this summer is Susan Seidelman's new film The Hot Flashes, opening in selected theaters on July 12 and starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Wanda Sykes and Camryn Manheim. This film is a hilarious comedy with moments of truth that make it more than just a feel...

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    Sofia Coppola's Career in a Nutshell

    Sofia Coppola dissected her career with the website totalfilm.com down to a four minute nutshell.

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    Trailer Watch: Afternoon Delight - Directed by Jill Soloway

    Jill Soloway's directorial debut, Afternoon Delight, was a big hit out of Sundance with great reviews and winning the Dramatic Directing Award.

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    LAFF Interview with Molly Green, Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton of Forev

    Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview the awesome team of ladies behind Forev--director and writer Molly Green and producers Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton.

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    Interview with Ava DuVernay - Director of Venus Vs.

    Venus Vs.shows an unexpected side of Venus Williams. The film is all about the fight for equal pay for women in tennis. Billie Jean King led the charge in her day and the US Open started to pay the women and the men the same. But not Wimbledon. It took Venus Williams to carry on Billie Jean's le...

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