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    Sundance Her Infinite Variety Panel: Women Writer-Directors Talk Turkey

    “I couldn’t find the things going on in my life up on the screen, so I wrote this to fill that void,” said Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Foner ("Running on Empty"), who made her directing debut 20 years after writing "Very Good Girls," which premiered at Sundance Wednesday night.

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    Takeaways from the Sundance 'Women Who Dare' Film Panel

    “There are men involved in some of these films,” said producer Lucy Webb, chair of Women in Film’s 7th Annual Sundance Filmmakers Panel, called "Women Who Dare," which was held Sunday morning. “We just don’t talk about them too much.”

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    Film Industry's Gender Inequality Targeted by Sundance Institute and Women In Film's Research

    The results of a first-of-its-kind study on gender disparity in independent film, conducted by the Sundance Institite and Women In Film Los Angeles, were shared today with a group of industry leaders at the Park City festival.

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    Third Athena Film Festival Lineup Includes 'Beasts,' 'Middle of Nowhere,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'Brave'

    The 2013 Athena Film Festival, positioned as a celebration of women and leadership, runs February 7-10. The lineup of feature, documentary and short films is now announced and listed below. The festival is in its third year and takes place at Barnard College's campus in Morningside Heights.

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    Seattle's Women in Cinema Film Festival Returns with 'Hannah Arendt,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'Lore' and More

    The Seattle International Film Festival announces the official lineup for the 2013 Women in Cinema festival, running January 23-27. Produced by SIFF, Women in Cinema is returning after a ten year hiatus.

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Announces $220K in Grants to Women Documentary Filmmakers

    Non-profit Chicken & Egg Pictures, which supports women doc filmmakers, announces $220,000 in grants going to 25 filmmakers, both emerging and established. To date, Chicken & Egg has given over $2.7 million to women filmmakers since its inception in 2005.

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    Sony Chief Pascal Is Gung Ho on Strong Women, from Salander to Cleopatra

    Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal is gung-ho on "Zero Dark Thirty." At the film's Hollywood premiere Monday night, the studio chief, who acquired the film from financeer-producer Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, was proud of the film's tough CIA agent heroine, played by SAG nominee Jessica Cha...

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    2012 Heroine Worship in Movies, from Katniss Everdeen and Hushpuppy to 'Bridesmaids' and 'Girls'

    The New York Times' A. O. Scott recaps the year in Heroine Worship, when it was still news when women actually carry a movie that scores at the box office. He writes: "There is a smattering of evidence to support the impression that [things have changed], because 2012 was, all in all, a pretty good ...

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    Athena Film Festival Returns in 2013; Honors Hurd, DuVernay, Haskell, Kuo & Mitchell

    The Third Annual Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership will return to Barnard College in 2013...

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    Women in Film Expands Outreach with Speed Mentoring; Top Ten Pieces of Advice

    "There wasn't one woman, not one woman, that I could look up to and say 'I want to be that woman." Things have changed in the 50 years since producer Marion Rosenberg started in the entertainment industry, said the Women in Film trustee and mentoring co-chair at the organization's inaugural Speed...

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