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    Seven 2013 Box-Office Trends the Studios Should Not Ignore, Market Shares, Top 20 2013 Chart

    At first glance 2013 wasn't much different from 2012. Sequels ruled the world. On closer examination, however, the Hollywood studios would do well to heed some key trends revealed by the 2013 box office.

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    Auteur Directors: Any American Women?

    Marie Giese is American feature film director, a writer, a member & elected Director Category Representative for women at the DGA. She graduated from Wellesley College and UCLA graduate film schooland co-founded the foremost international web forum for political action for women directors

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    WATCH: The High and Very Low Points of the Media's Treatment of Women in 2013

    The Representation Project has created a four-minute supercut of how women fared in the media over the past year. It begins with the high points -- because there were many -- and then moves on to the low points, as a sharp reminder that striving for gender equality must remain a top priority. Watch ...

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    Gender Inequality in Film: In Infographic Form

    Following the record-breaking opening of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any advancements women are making in film-- and create an infographic based on their findings.

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    How Have Women Fared in Film Over the Last Five Years? (GRAPHS)

    "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" caught box office fire this past weekend as a female-led action film. In timely fashion, the New York Film Academy has created a lengthy graphic showing that, despite the winningly tough likes of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen or Jena Malone's Johanna Mason, q...

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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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    Women to Watch: Susan Johnston and Her New Media Film Festival

    Rhode Island Comic Con - Saturday Nov. 2nd Susan Johnston will be at the www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com booth until 2PM. On Sunday November 3, 2013 at NOON enjoy The Best Of New Media Film Festival Screening Series at RI Convention Center, Over 20,000 people are expected to attend! www.RIComicCon.com

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    Kimberly Peirce Talks Long-Gestating Queer Comedy 'Butch Academy,' Plus Read NYT Profile on Director's Return with 'Carrie' UPDATED

    UPDATE: Director Kimberly Peirce has plans to rewrite and resuscitate her long in the works, Judd Apatow-shepherded queer comedy "Butch Academy." She told the Playlist that the project "had transmen transitioning, it had butches and straight men sharing advice about how to please women. It crosses s...

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    Sundance Fave 'Concussion' Is a Sexy, Sometimes Troubling Look at Sexuality and Self-Worth (TRAILER)

    The title of Stacie Passon's new film "Concussion" is a bit of a misdirect. The eponymous baseball accident in the first five minutes of the film could well be the cause of everything that follows, but it could also be little more than an instigating incident--a fluke of life that separates what wa...

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    Women to Watch: Alice Guy-Blaché, the First Woman Director

    Kickstarter has raised more than the $200,000 goal with 6 hours to go. We will get to see an entire researched transmedia and filmed project to rediscover the first woman director, 1895, Alice Guy-Blaché, a French woman who was raised in Chile

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