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    SXSW Adds More Women Directed Films to Schedule

    SXSW has announced another round of films to their lineup, adding more films directed by women. They have also added many films written by women, such as Sundance favorite The East, co-written and starring Brit Marling and At Any Price co-written by Hallie Elizabeth Newton. SXSW also picked up the d...

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    Weekly Update: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

    Weekly Update: Women-Centric, Directed, Written Films Playing Near You

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    Melissa McCarthy Developing Three New Films and Directing Tammy

    The very funny Melissa McCarthy announced three movies that she and her writing partner/husband, Ben Falcone will be developing with their production company, On the Day. They have also signed on to direct the film Tammy.

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    Athena Co-Chair Diablo Cody Helps Kicks Off The Athena Film Festival Tonight

    As we here at Women and Hollywood gear up for the Athena Film Festival starting tonight at Barnard College, we are so excited and thankful for the press that has been circulating about the festival. Co-chair of this year’s festival, Diablo Cody, has been speaking about the festival in a bevy o...

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    SXSW Line Up: Not Great for Women Directors

    Fresh on the heels of Sundance is SWSX’s film line up.  While there are some awesome women-directed films featured such as Sini Anderson's documentary, The Punk Singer, about Kathleen Hanna, unlike Sundance, I’m sad to say, the numbers for women directors aren’t great. Out...

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    2013 Women-Created TV Pilots

    It’s prime pilot season for the networks. After all the news that’s been coming out in the last six months or so about women-created shows, we wanted to see how that’s holding up with official announcements. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter’s amazing and extensive guide of al...

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    Countdown to 2014: Amy Poehler is Writing a Book

    Get your phone alerts ready, Amy Poehler is writing a book that will drop in 2014. This should also be known as your new favorite book of all time. Poehler signed with It Books, an imprint of Harper Collins and will be writing an “illustrated, nonlinear diary full of humor and honesty and brim...

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    For the First Time Women are the Majority on Berlin Film Festival Competition Jury

    The 2013 Berlin International Film Festival announced this year’s competition jury. In a first for the festival, women are the majority of the voting body—comprising 4 of the 7 jury members.

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    Jill Soloway and Lake Bell Take Home Major Awards at 2013 Sundance Feature Film Awards

    Sundance wrapped up over the weekend and announced their 2013 Film Awards. Women filmmakers took away some of the bigger prizes of the festival including Jill Soloway winning the directing award for Afternoon Delight and Lake Bell winning The Waldo Salt screenwriting award for In a World…. Ov...

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    Noemie Lvosky Receives 13 Nominations for France's Cesar Awards

    The nominations for France’s César Awards were announced and women, specifically one in general, are dominant. Noémie Lvovsky received 13 nominations for her film, Camille Redouble, outdoing Michael Haneke’s Amour, which has been an awards circuit darling. Lvovsky’s ...

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