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    Women Filmmakers: Applications Now Open for $15,000 in Film Finishing Fund Grants

    Applications are now being accepted through June 6 for the Women In Film Foundation’s 2014 Film Finishing Fund grants. Women In Film will give up to $15,000 in cash, in-kind and consultation grants for the selected entries.

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    Talks in Berlin

    Though the market seemed slow on the surface, the usual sales got made: the larger companies selling almost out, the smaller ones busily speaking with others, selling here and there, worrying if this would get better, worse, or stay the same

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    Interview: Cara Perlman on '110%' A Film About The Olympic Struggle Of Women Ski Jumping

    Since the inception of the Winter Olympic Games in 1924 ski jumping has been one of the original disciplines to be featured in this athletic event. It is perhaps the knowledge of this legacy that produces an uneasy sentiment when one learns that women had not been allowed to participate in this spor...

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    Rotterdam: Women Directors and Women-Driven Narratives Are Front and Center

    A festival like Rotterdam is a great place for women directors to gain exposure. Not coincidentally, Rotterdam is also a great venue for films with female-driven narratives. The five I saw, three directed by women and two by men, shared an interest in how the past haunts the present; in intense feel...

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    Topic to Be Revisted in Berlin during the Berlnale: Gender Equality in the European Audiovisual Law

    The European Commission is currently working on the Communication from the Commission Regarding State Aid for Films and Other Audiovisual Works, establishing the evaluation criteria by which each country is directed to give aid to cinema and other audiovisual works. Gender equality is being lobbied...

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    Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles Study Continues to Examine Barriers & Opportunities for Women Filmmakers

    New research shows Sundance Institute lab projects helmed by women succeed at just shy of equal rates as male-helmed projects in production and top festival exhibition. Collaborative initiative now includes deepened mentorship program, financing intensives, expanded network of allied organizations a...

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    Female Directors at Sundance Have a Long Way to Go, New Study Finds

    There has been no overall change in the number of female directors and producers at Sundance over the past decade, a new study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles found.

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    Sundance Expands Gender Parity Initiative, Documentaries are Friendlier to Women

    Two women who are fighting mad about continuing gender disparity in the entertainment industry are Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam and Cathy Schulman, President of Women In Film. On Monday at the Sundance Film Festival they revealed an expanded initiative to achieve gender parity a...

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    New Report Finds Film Industry In State of "Gender Inertia": Women's Employment Not Improving

    Women's Studies scholar Martha Lauzen has released this year's Celluloid Ceiling report, and the stats aren't great. In 2013, women comprised 16% of individuals working in key behind-the-scenes roles on the top 250 grossing films. This figure is actually down slightly from 2012 -- and even 1998. Wom...

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    Pivot Acquires Fan Favorites ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Veronica Mars’

    Bringing back some of the most iconic female role models on TV, Pivot, Participant Media’s network targeting Millennials (18-34), has announced it has acquired all episodes of scripted series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (20th Century Fox) and Veronica Mars (Warner Bros.).

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