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    Interview with Nancy Savoca - Co-writer and Director of Union Square

    Women and Hollywood: This movie was born out of frustration of not being able to get financing for films, and then you made a movie that needed very little financing.  Talk a little about the guerrilla method you used for this film.

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    Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

    On Wednesday, the Locarno Film Festival announced its lineup for in-competition films and the Piazza Grande program. Held from August 1-11, Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, currently in its 65th year.

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    Union Square - directed by Nancy Savoca, written by Nancy Savoca and Mary Tobler

    A set of sisters in crisis are on display in Nancy Savoca's long awaited return - Union Square. Mira Sorvino plays Lucy, a hot mess of a woman who seems bizarrely out of control for an adult. She's one of those characters that when you see her first on screen you cringe -- she wears complete...

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    Trailer Watch: The Loneliest Planet - Directed by Julia Loktev

    The film opens in the US on October 26.

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    Trailer Watch: Sister - Directed by Ursula Meier

    This film won the Silver Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival. The film opens in the US on October 5. More info including an interview with Meier from the LAFF from Thompson on Hollywood.

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    Julie Taymor Talks About Why She Took on The Lion King

    Here she is talking to former Disney chief Michael Eisner at the Aspen Ideas Festival

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    Nora Ephron Dies at 71

    I'm sitting here reeling from the news that Nora Ephron has died.  No one even knew she was sick and now she is gone.  The loss to movies, and especially to women in movies, cannot be underestimated.  This is a woman who was an Oscar nominated screenwriter three times over for Sil...

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    Could Middle of Nowhere Be a Game Changer?

    I had the privilege last week of attending the LA Film Festival gala of Middle of Nowhere written and directed by Ava Duvernay.  If you recall, Ava is the first African American woman to win the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival which premiered the film this past January.  ...

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    Lynne Meadow Celebrates 40 Years as Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club

    Lynne Meadow has been a force of New York theatre for the last 40 years. She has taken the Manhattan Theatre Club from the Upper East Side to Broadway. She was the first women accepted into the directing program at Yale. She was the first female director at the O'Neill Center. She is belo...

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    Trailer Watch: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman

    Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry opened the Human Right Watch Film Festival in NY and will be in theatres on July 27th.

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