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    Minority Independent Producers Summit Inks Sponsorships with HBO, SAG-AFTRA, PGA and WGA to Help Level Playing Field for Underrepresented Communities

    The mission of the Minority Independent Producers Summit (MIPS) to help level the playing field for underrepresented communities has struck a cord with serious industry leaders and are joining forces to help promote and advocate increased participation by independent producers from those of color, L...

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    UNESCO Fellini Award Went to United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Founder and Festival Director

    The International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) recently presented at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris the UNESCO Fellini Medal to Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director of the United Nation...

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    Debra Granik Goes Rogue with First Doc 'Stray Dog' (LAFF World Premiere)

    Filmmaker Debra Granik earned an impressive four Oscar nominations for 2010's "Winter's Bone," including best picture, actress (Jennifer Lawrence), supporting actor (John Hawkes) and adapted screenplay. Clearly all the talent on display in 2004's "Down to the Bone," which boosted the career of Vera ...

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    Los Angeles Film Festival: How Rookie Kimberly Levin Made Indie Farm Drama 'Runoff'

    More and more these days, getting a movie made is about a tenacious filmmaker making it happen. Theater and television writer/director Kimberly Levin didn't wait for CAA to raise financing. She forged ahead with the drama "Runoff," filmed near her hometown Louisville, Kentucky. The film made its wor...

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    Women to Watch: Sophie Dulac and the Champs Elysees Film Festival

    Now in its third edition, the Champs Elysees Film Festival, taking place June 11 - 17, 2014, has grown in recognition among professionals and the public worldwide, and it is enhancing the Champs Elysees as a place for the French to attend cinema once again. This popular and festive Franco-American f...

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    TriStar's Rothman Adds 'Bridesmaids' Scribes Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to His Starry Roster

    Chalk up another win for new TriStar Productions chief Tom Rothman, who is lining up an impressive roster of movies for Sony release. The latest: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the writing team behind 2011's groundbreaking "Bridesmaids," are joining forces to write, produce and star in another comed...

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    WATCH: Kimberly Peirce's Incisive, Inspirational Speech to AFI's Directing Workshop for Women

    Director Kimbely Peirce recently spoke to the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and her words cut to the core of a reality faced by women filmmakers in the industry. She begins the talk by telling a story from interview rounds she did for her second feature, "Stop-Loss." The most frequent quest...

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    Attention, Women Documentary Filmmakers: Chicken & Egg Pictures Grant Applications Open Soon

    Chicken & Egg Pictures’ 2014 Open Call grant process will open June 1. The company has designed the grant to support women non-fiction filmmakers whose “diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change, at home and around the globe. [They are] looking for filmmakers with pow...

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    Check Out This Telling Chart on Women Directors at Cannes Over the Past Decade

    The number of women directors who make it into the Cannes lineup is a source of yearly contention. And it makes sense. Over the past ten years, there's been virtually no consistent improvement in terms of women auteurs landing in the hallowed competition program. Un Certain Regard has gradually impr...

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    Women to Watch: Graziella Bildesheim and MAIA Workshops

    MAIA Workshops is an advanced training and coaching program for new European producers that provides them with the fundamental tools needed to steer an audiovisual project through the different phases of development, production and distribution.

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