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    DVD and On Demand Round Up- September 13

    This week there is an overwhelming amount of women-centric and created films released on DVD and On Demand. Here’s a round-up of your options to check out over the weekend.

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    Renee Zellweger to Make Directorial and Stage Debuts

    Renée Zellweger is going to be one busy lady.

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    Black Power Takes Center Stage at TIFF With Angela Davis Documentary

    Sunday, a bit of history was explored here in Toronto. The festival premiered Shola Lynch's documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners in one of its gala slots. For a festival that premieres big Hollywood movies and epic films nightly (especially the first weekend) seeing a documentar...

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    Interview with Ruba Nadda - Writer/Director of Inescapable

    To be considered for TIFF Gala status, your movie has to have two things: major stars and major audience interest. Only two Canadian films are getting the Gala treatment this year, and both of them are directed by women.

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    Women Directors News: Amy Berg's Every Secret Thing and Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves

    As we had previously reported, director Amy Berg, whose documentary West of Memphis screened at TIFF, is directing her first narrative feature Every Secret Thing starring Diane Lane with a script adapted by Nicole Holofcener. Over the weekend it was announced that Berg’s new film will be finan...

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    Interview with Bachelorette Writer/Director-Leslye Headland

    I got the chance to talk with the writer and director of Bachelorette Leslye Headland earlier this week.  Here are some thoughts on the film.

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    Bachelorette - Written and Directed by Leslye Headland

    While it might be tempting to compare Bachelorette to Bridesmaids because they are both about women and weddings - you would be doing so at your peril. Whereas Bridesmaids was about the utter collapse and rebirth of a woman, Bachelorette is about a bunch of hedonistic, awful high school friends who ...

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    TIFF Preview: The Female Directing Masters Playing at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    The Toronto Film Festival opens tonight.  Over the next 10 days there will be a couple of hundred movies to be seen.  This is one festival where you can make a decision to see films by women and see plenty of films.  There are some extraordinarily high profile female directors open...

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    Guest Post: How Can We Get More Women In Power As Directors?

    To get more powerful women directors we would need more women directing, and to do that we have to start by changing our cultural attitude toward women 180 degrees.

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