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    Women in Film Announces Finishing Fund Recipients, Names Thirteen New Board Members

    The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) announce the recipients of their 27th annual grant program, which provides cash and in-kind services to ten chosen winners, among them seven documentaries, two features and one short film...

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    DGA's Grim Stats on Director Diversity in Television: 'Our Industry Has to Do Better'

    The Directors Guild of America's findings on the diversity of directors in episodic television are grim. Included in their analysis were 3,100 episodes of over 190 scripted shows produced across network and cable channels throughout 2011-2012. After the DGA adjusted their parameters to allow mor...

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    Venice Days' Spotlight on Female Filmmakers: 'Womens Tales' in Conversation with Nair, Bier & Cavani

    The Venice International Film Festival's Venice Days kicks off its ninth edition with "Women's Tales," featuring four short films by young female directors: Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande and Massy Tadjedin.

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    Women Directors Delpy & DuVernay Talk Leveling the Playing Field

    Three women filmmakers with new movies are inspiring mofe discussion of the state of women directors in Hollywood. The LA Times' Nicole Sperling talks to Julie Delpy ("2 Days in New York," "2 Days in Paris"), Ava DuVerney ("Middle of Nowhere") and Leslye Headland (the upcoming "Bachelorette").

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    Best Films Directed by Women, Reaching Consensus

    While we pore over the latest Sight & Sound film critics poll of the Top 50 Movies of all time, it's not surprising that most of the films are directed by men. The notable exception is Chantal Akerman's "Jeanne Dielman," which I saw in college but barely remember. On the other ...

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    Are Women Directors Entering a Golden Age? Studio 360 Talks to Shelton, Polley

    Are we entering a golden age for women directors in Hollywood? I've been trying to figure out the troubled relationship between women and the film business for decades, so I unloaded for Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, who also talked with Sarah Polley and Lynn Shelton, about how the industry favors ind...

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    Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

    If women make up 51 percent of all moviegoers, “Why don’t they want the money?” asked Meryl Streep at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night. She cited five movies in less than five years aimed at women, costing a fraction of the cost of studio tentpoles, that grossed $1.6 billion com...

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    Columbia's Women Filmmakers, from Holofcener to Cholodenko: Not as Easy As It Looks (Video)

    The elephant in the room at last week's oddly titled Columbia University Film Festival panel "What Glass Ceiling? The Remarkable Success of Columbia's Women Filmmakers," showcasing filmmakers Lisa Cholodenko, Nicole Holofcener, Shari Springer Berman and Cherien Dabis was how tough it is for these in...

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    AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, New Participants

    The AFI Directing Workshop for Women showcase will take place at the DGA Theater May 8. Each year, the Directing Workshop for Women offers eight women who have established themselves within the industry a tuition-free program of hands-on and classroom production experience as well as the chance to d...

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    Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence vs. Our Toxic Misogynist Culture

    In the past week, actresses and their weight have been front and center. When moviegoers suggested that Kate Winslet was too fat in the 3-D rerelease of the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," she responded that she's now thinner than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Lawrence was described as not hungry ...

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