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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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    In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing Volume 1 Available Now!

    For the past couple of years I have been working IN HER VOICE: WOMEN DIRECTORS TALK DIRECTING, a book of interviews with women directors from the first couple of years of the site.  I am happy to report that  the book is ready tand now available for purchase.

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    Anticipating Sundance: Using Sundance to Shift the Narrative on Women Directors

    Anticipating Sundance: Using Sundance to Shift the Narrative on Women Directors

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    Teaser Trailer for HBO Miniseries Parade's End - Directed by Susanna White

    Susanna White, director of HBO's Generation Kill, directed the new HBO miniseries, Parade's End, penned by Tom Stoppard.  The series is adapted from a series of 1920s novels by Ford Madox Ford. Starring Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch, the miniseries focuses around a love triangle...

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    A24 Acquires Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring for June Release

    One of our most anticipated movies of 2013, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, was just acquired by A24. Coppola’s film is based on the real life story of a group of rich teenagers who robbed celebrity homes for over a year before getting caught. Adapted from Nancy Jo Sales’ article i...

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