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    'Fifty Shades of Grey' Goes to Universal/Focus; Author Keeps Control of S&M Erotica Trilogy

    Hollywood is cautious when it comes to sex in cinema. The studios are more comfortable with raunchy sex comedies from the likes of Judd Apatow and the "American Pie" series ("American Reunion" is coming up) than anything sexy and intimate. Erotica aimed at men or women is a tricky area.

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    Note to Studios: Stop Trying to Get the Boys Back and Chase the Women

    Telling stories from the female perspective is good box office. However, only 16 percent of movies are made specifically with women in mind, even though half of the ticket buying public is female, which means Hollywood is missing the bet financially—with a few notable exceptions that prove my point...

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    Video: Women and Hollywood Cites Women Directors Missing From the Oscars

    The Women and Hollywood blog has put together this video to remind the Academy (and the rest of us) of the inequities of the movie industry.

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    Women In Film Adds 11 New Members to Board of Directors

    Women In Film, Los Angeles, adds 11 new members to its Board of Directors. Orly Adelson, Adriana Alberghetti, Stephanie Allain, Darla K. Anderson, Holly Bario, Janet Daily, Sue Naegle, Keri Putnam, Michelle Raimo Kouyate, Nell Scovell and Winnie Wong join the non-profit, led by returning second term...

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    Sundance Reviews: Lean Mean 'Bachelorette' Shocks Festival, Too Hard or Too Soft?

    Sundance comedy "Bachelorette" boasts an all-star girl comedy-pack: Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, and Isla Fisher. They play a hard-drinking and drugging trio who are horrified that their pudgiest gal pal (Aussie comedienne Rebel Wilson) is the first of their high school gang to get married.

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    Athena Film Festival Returns to Barnard; Mira Nair, Diablo Cody, Debra Martin Chase Among Co-Chairs

    The 2nd annual Athena Film Festival, described as a "Celebration of Women and Leadership,” is returning to the Barnard campus from February 9-12, 2012.

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    Now and Then: In TCM Battle of the Blondes, Who Comes Out on Top?

    Now and Then: In TCM Battle of the Blondes, Who Comes Out on Top?

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    Susan Seidelman's Dance Romance Musical Chairs To Hit Theaters in March 2012

    "Boynton Beach Club" director Susan Seidelman's latest, the romantic dance drama "Musical Chairs" will be released by Mark Urman's Paladin Films in March 2012. The film starring rookies Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla as dancers in love in contemporary New York debuted as ...

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    GENDER WATCH: The Telling Ignorance of THR's Directors Roundtable

    We don't blame Women and Hollywood for being outraged at THR's careless and condescending approach to their 2011 Directors Roundtable. While we agree that Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), Steve McQueen ("Shame"), Bennett Miller ("Moneyball"), Mike Mills (&quo...

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    Oscar Watch: Janet McTeer Talks Gender-Bending Albert Nobbs and Glenn Close

    Janet McTeer didn't mean to steal the gender-bender drama "Albert Nobbs" from its writer-producer-star, Glenn Close, who developed and willed the $8-million period film into being. But McTeer does, partly because the tall powerful stage actress (Oscar-nominated for "Tumbleweeds&qu...

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