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    Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War Win at Independent Spirit Awards

    The Independent Spirit Awards were also held this weekend. Some of our favorite films of the past year, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and The Invisible War were recognized.

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    Women Deserved Better at the 2013 Oscars

    With Seth McFarlane hosting the Oscars, we here at Women and Hollywood weren’t expecting much. But the sexist, racist, homophobic and completely unfunny spree that McFarlane hosted was even worse than imagined.

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    Lake Bell's In A World Gets Post-Sundance Pick Up

    Lake Bell’s directorial debut In A World finally got a post-Sundance pick up by Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. This was one of our favorite movies at Sundance. It was smart, totally different (the world of voice over artists!) and totally feminist. The messag...

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    Trailer Watch: Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey - Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

    Ramona S. Diaz's documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey follows the story of Arnel Pineda, a Filipino man who through being discovered on YouTube became the new lead singer of the band Journey. Pineda must navigate a new life, the pressure of replacing an iconic lead si...

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    Weekly Update February 22: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update February 22: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

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    Bloomberg Story On Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Financing

    Yesterday, Bloomberg published a great article 'Why Women in Hollywood Can't Get Film Financing?' by Lauren Sandler. Sandler discusses the dismal statistics, the research out of Sundance and talks to women directors about the general catering of the industry towards men. Jill Soloway, wh...

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    Trailer Watch: Ginger & Rosa - Directed by Sally Potter

    Here's the latest trailer of Ginger & Rosa from Sally Potter. It premiered in Toronto last September and has played the festival circuit last year to good reviews.

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    Trailer Watch: Nine for IX

    This totally made my day. As a big women's sports fan here are NINE short films about women's sports directed by women. Executive producer Robin Roberts (who returned to Good Morning America yesterday after a 5 month absence to treat a rare blood disorder) recruited some great film directors...

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    Cross Post: This Is What Directors Look Like (Or at Least 9% of Them)

    I attended the launch of Melissa Silverstein's book, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talking at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. This is a collection of interviews with over-40 female directors from around the world. Instead of the usual party-book launch, Melissa hosted a panel of dir...

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    IFP's Independent Filmmakers Lab Seeking New Filmmakers

    IFP’s Independent Filmmakers Lab is on the lookout for new voices in film. It’s a year-long fellowship supporting new, independent filmmakers through completion, marketing and distributing their first features. And It’s the only free program in the U.S. that helps filmmakers build ...

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