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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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    Women-Created, Sitcom Voices Silenced: Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate Pulled From Line Up

    This was a sad week in television for me. Two of my favorite sitcoms, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 and Ben and Kate were pulled from ABC and Fox’s schedules effective immediately. As of now there are no plans to air any remaining episodes and while both networks have yet to confirm ...

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    Sundance Diary Part One: Mother of George and After Tiller

    I arrived in Sundance on Friday morning totally freaked out about the Sundance flu and the cold.  But now I'm on day 2 and so far so good.  I hear there are people stuck in their hotels and condos (get better Jay!) with the flu so I am obsessively drinking water and using hand sanitize...

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    Abi Morgan to Adapt 'Taming of the Shrew,' Anne Hathaway to Star

    Brit Abi Morgan is taking on the master and adapting Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.  Morgan, who created the BBC series The Hour and has written Shame and The Iron Lady, is supremely talented and brilliant. If you haven’t watched The Hour, please do so immediately, it is one of ...

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    Lucy Alibar and Doris Kearns Goodwin Nominated for USC Scripter Award

    USC announced their 2013 Scripter award nominees this week. The Scripter award celebrates both the screenwriter and the author of the original text that the film was adapted from. This year, due to a tie, there are six nominees instead of the usual five. Two of the nominees are women.

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    Watch This: New Trailer for Athena Film Festival - February 7-10

    Check out the new trailer for the Athena Film Festival (co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein), hosted at Barnard College, on February 7-10. The new trailer incorporates clips from the films playing at the festival, an incredible line up that was announced last week.

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