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    Sony Pictures Classics Only Counting on Women for Austenland

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has made a calculated decision that the audience for the upcoming Jerusha Hess (who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite) directed film will be predominantly women. They are so sure of the decision that their marketing plan is focused only on women.

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    Weekly Update July 19th: Women Centric, Written and Directed Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update July 19th: Women Centric, Written and Directed Films Playing Near You

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    2013 Emmy Nominated Women React to Nominations

    As we reported yesterday, the caliber, talent and diversity of women nominated for the 2013 Emmy Awards is incredible. We have writers and directors like Lena Dunham and Allison Anders earning nominations hoping to chip away at the dismal numbers for women in those categories.

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    Looking at the 2013 Emmy Nominated Women

    Looking at this year's Emmy Awards a couple of things are clear. TV, like films has changed. Cable had been infiltrating the Emmy's for years but now there is Netflix, maybe soon Hulu, and of late, the broadcast networks are lucky to be invited to the party anymore.

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    Guest Post: The Evolution of Women in Comedy: From Mary Tyler Moore to Amy and Mindy

    Treva Silverman had spent most of her 30 years wanting to be funny and female -- and allowed to do so in public, maybe even collect a buck or two for her trouble. Growing up in the 1950s in Cedarhurst, Long Island, she'd looked up to Carole Lombard and Jean Arthur, those grand dames of '30s scr...

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    Cross Post: Why Women Should Get The Jobs

    In a recent episode of the television series Mad Men, two advertising agencies merge. Each agency has a single woman on their creative team and one woman is told she's 'toast' because the combined agency already 'has one'. As in one woman. In the scenes that follow, the extra woman is 'dis...

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    Emma Thompson Returns to the Big Screen in Saving Mr. Banks

    It feels like it has been a long time since we saw Emma Thompson on the big screen in a meaty role. In Saving Mr. Banks she plays Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The film is written by Kelly Marcel (who is scripting 50 Shades of Grey) and Sue Smith.

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    More Plays About Women Were Written in the 1900s than Today

    At an event that celebrated theater during the Suffragette movement, Professor Maggie Gale from the University of Manchester, revealed that her research had found that there were more plays written by women in crucial points in the 20th century than in the 21st.

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    LAFF Interview with Molly Green, Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton of Forev

    Women and Hollywood got the chance to interview the awesome team of ladies behind Forev--director and writer Molly Green and producers Stephanie Dziczek and Meg Charlton.

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    Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone Productions to Adapt Two New Projects

    Lionsgate has just bought two book adaptation projects that will be produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions.

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