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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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    Deceiving Monsters: Lucia Puenzo on "The German Doctor" (Wakolda)

    Fictionalized history in any artistic expression differs from the theories created by revisionists to carve out a narrative that fits their beliefs. Cinematic reinterpretations often, as they should, focus on the characters’ human condition, those emotions or personal plights that never make it to t...

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    PR Awardees at the Dortmund | Cologne IWFF 2014

    Recently, after six days of program, this year’s Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival came to a close in Cologne’s Odeon Cinema with a presentation ceremony totalling four awards and €16,000 worth of prize money. Spanish director Neus Ballús won the €10,000 debut feature film competi...

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    The 62nd San Sebastian Festival Will Dedicate a Retrospective to the Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

    As the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema. During its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival will pay homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women...

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    'The Master' Producer JoAnne Sellar, Warner Bros. Exec Sue Kroll and CBS Films' Terry Press Topline Chapman's Women in Focus Conference

    This is one panel I want to attend. Why? Well, these three women are damned smart and if they share a fraction of what they know about producing, distribution, marketing and the state of Hollywood and the independents today, we will all be the wiser.

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    Putting Money on the Bechdel Test (GRAPHS)

    The Bechdel test has proven an intriguing -- if far from wholly accurate -- method of figuring out a film's level of female character development. Are there two women in a given film? Do they talk to each other -- and about something other than men? In a fascinating piece on FiveThirtyEight, the Bec...

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