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    Five Minutes with Jane Campion

    This week at Sundance I got to sit down for a brief couple of minutes to check in with Jane Campion who was in town promoting her six hour mini series Top of the Lake which will premiere on the Sundance channel on March 18th.

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    Kathryn Bigelow Covers Time and Appears on The Colbert Report

    Kathryn Bigelow went on The Colbert Report for one of her most candid interviews yet. She was set to appear on the show weeks ago but admitted she had been "spooked" by the Senate investigation into the Zero Dark Thirty. She also stressed the importance of telling the story honestly and no...

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    Sundance Watch: Afternoon Delight - Directed and Written by Jill Soloway

    Jill Soloway's Afternoon Delight, premiered the other day at Sundance. The film centers around a thirtysomething couple (the hilarious Kathryn Hahn and Josh Radnor) living in the Los Angeles hipster neighborhood Silver Lake dealing with a stale marriage, boredom, and parenting issues.  Thro...

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    Sundance Deals: Women Directed and Women Centric Round Up

    Here are some of the deals coming out of Sundance in the past couple days that are women directed or women focused films.

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    Sundance Watch: The East - Co-Written and Starring Brit Marling

    The East, co-written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (who directed and previously collaborated with Marling on Sound of My Voice) centers around an ex-FBI agent (Marling) who goes undercover to infiltrate a group who targets major corporations that commit acts against the environment. Ellen Page ...

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    Jane Campion and Stacie Passon's Films Announced in Berlin Line Up

    Last week, the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced more films to their lineup. Among the women directed films include Stacie Passon’s Concussion, which premiered at Sundance (and Melissa loved.  She will have an interview with Stacie soon.) Jane Campion’s 6 hour mini-s...

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    Sundance Deals: Jerusha Hess and Stacie Passon Get Distribution Deals

    Jerusha Hess’s directorial debut, Austenland, was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for around $4 million. The film, which stars Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge, follows a woman who is obsessed with a BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to a Jane Austen themed resort to se...

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    Sundance Institute and Women in Film Release Unprecedented Study on Women Directors

    This morning, here in Sundance, a new ground breaking study of women directors "Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Independent Women Filmmakers" was released.  The study is the most comprehensive look to date examining the gender disparity women directors face in the film in...

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    Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

    I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitize...

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    Guest Post: Why We Shot on Film in Rural West Texas

    “What’s the movie about?” a very solemn man in a cowboy hat asks us.

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