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    Interview with Dee Rees - Writer and Director of Pariah

    Pariah opens in limited release tomorrow. I was able to catch it and the Toronto Film Festival. Here is my conversation with writer/director Dee Rees.

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    Circumstance Producer Karin Chien Takes on the Producers Guild

    There has been a bit of a controversy last week over the Producer's Guild nominees.  Karin Chien, the producer of Circumstance learned that her film was disqualified from the PGA Awards because the film is not in English.

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    Guest Post: Women War & Peace: Bosnian Women Testify for Change By Pamela Hogan

    For eight years as a founding producer of PBS’s award-winning international documentary series WIDE ANGLE, I made it my mission to expand coverage of under-reported global women’s issues. I’m proud of the ground-breaking films we made, tackling stories almost no one else was talking about from maternal mortality in Africa to the worldwide crisis in access to education, especially for girls in developing countries. But I began to feel that overall we were paying too much attention to a “narrow angle” of war. There was plenty of press reflecting a masculine narrative: warlords, generals and border conflict. There was bountiful footage of men...

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    Women Comedy Creators Soar This Season on TV

    Something is happening on TV and we need to acknowledge it.

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    The Bridesmaids Effect

    Can one successful film about women really change Hollywood's mind about women? Could it be that Bridesmaids is really the movie to usher in a new era of change where the films that came before failed? We've seen multitudes of successful female films in our recent past -- one or two a ...

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    Why Being Visible Matters

    Who knew aside from folks on the inner world of documentary film that Ken Burns had an equal partner on his most recent epic documentary series?

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    Pink Ribbons, Inc. - Directed by Léa Pool

    Next week starts the annual pinkification of cancer -- breast cancer awareness month. Now I don't want to take anything away from any woman who is figuring out a way to fight and survive this horrible scourge, but don't you think that this whole happy pink cancer world has just gone too far? Talk ...

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    Moneyball Producer Rachael Horovitz: A Lesson in Perseverance

    In 2009, after years of work and days before production was scheduled to begin, the plug was pulled on Moneyball which at that time was supposed to be directed by Steven Soderbergh and to star Brad Pitt. Sony ate the $10 million already spent which included a script by A list writer Steve Zaillian ...

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    Guest Post: Money and Independent Film, Climbing the Financing Mountain by Elizabeth Dell

    There was a time when all I wanted to do was make my first movie. And when sweat, tears and a lot of luck turned into a movie, all I could think about was getting it out into the world – convincing distributors and Showtime viewers and DVD buyers (those brave, defiant three!) to love B-GIRL as I do...

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    Producer's Corner: Adele Romanski - The Myth of the American Sleepover by Serena Donadoni

    It’s been three years since producer Adele Romanski was in the blue collar suburbs just north of Detroit with writer and director David Robert Mitchell trying to capture the fleeting moments of romantic yearning of a group of teens savoring their last night of summer freedom. So she appreciates that...

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