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    Ricki Lake to Explore Dangers of Hormonal Birth Control in New Doc

    "In the fifty years since its release, the birth control pill has become synonymous with women's liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug," say Lake and Abby Epstein. "But now it's making women sick."

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    Athena FF: Tales from the Trenches

    Women working in TV and film definitely have a few riveting stories to tell. Documenting and archiving those stories is the mission of the Women in Film Foundation's Legacy Series. At this year's Athena Film Festival, a WIF co-hosted panel of women shared their own experiences.

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    Nancy Buirski's Afternoon of a Faun Explores a Dance Legend

    "Tanaquil Le Clercq is mythic. She is also one of the most mesmerizing figures I have ever seen on screen. Not only was I seduced by her beauty, her elegance, and her genius as a dancer, but the fact that this unique talent was felled by polio was too much to bear."

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    Stephanie Soechtig's Sundance Doc Fed Up Sold

    The alarming and attention-grabbing documentary looks at the relationship between the food industry and obesity.

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    Producer Alix Madigan's Sundance Keynote: Instability of Indie Film is Worth the Risk

    Madigan was the keynote speaker at the Sundance Producer's Luncheon this year -- an opportunity she used to discuss her love of independent film. Her speech was a reaction to the widely reported departure of veteran producer Ted Hope from the world of filmmaking.

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Mel Eslyn

    "From the first pitch I was hooked. This story felt like nothing I had seen before. There was a navigation of common emotions and human interactions that was dealt with in such a wildly new and imaginative way."

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    TV: Amy Poehler Signs Three-Year NBC Deal and Hires Natasha Lyonne for Comedy Pilot

    Amy Poehler has signed a three-year deal with NBC. Her first project out of the gate will be a sitcom called "Old Soul" starring Natasha Lyonne, who plays a caregiver to "a group of opinionated elderly people." An NBC exec states, "This show, hopefully, will blow up some of the cliches we think a...

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Katie Stern

    "Shooting an independent film in New York City isn't easy, especially one that spans an entire year. We shot winter scenes in the dead of summer and broke up the shoot so we could return when the foliage was visibly different. It was challenging, but only forced us to be more creative in our approa...

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    Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

    There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."

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    No Meaningful Change Over Time in Female Filmmaker Participation at the Sundance Film Festival Among New Research Released Today at Sundance

    Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers.

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