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    Watch This: Best of 2012: Women in Film

    Check out this extremely cool trailer mashup of women in film from 2012 from Pawn Takes Queen Productions. It features both performances and behind the scenes from some of the best moments women had in film this past year.

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    Two Women Nominated for 2013 Writers Guild Awards

    Last week, the Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards. Out of all the categories, original, adapted and documentary screenplay—only two women were nominated this year, both in the documentary category. This is always a hard award to look at...

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    Women Severely Underrepresented in British Theatre

    Last month the Guardian, building on earlier research of Elizabeth Freestone, artistic director of Pentabus theatre, took a look at the status of women in British Theatre and found some disturbing statistics.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Since this column began in August, it has profiled a wide variety of women - fictional and real, contemporary and historic - whose achievements in film have been considered worthy of attention. Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender...

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    Trailer Watch: The Heat Red-Band Trailer - Written by Katie Dippold

    We previously posted the trailer for the Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock cop comedy, The Heat. The recently released red-band trailer (NSFW) gives you a better look at what to expect of the Katie Dippold penned film and it looks hilarious.

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    Cross Post: Breaking Into the Film Business

    So, recently I've been gaining a little modest traction in this oh-so-fickle business. And as I try to figure out what the next phase of my career will hold, I've been finding myself reflecting on the long and strange path that has led me here.

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    Cross Post: Too Old?

    DC playwrights are watching their "in" boxes this week, awaiting word about whether they've been accepted into Arena Stage's playwrights' group. Six locals will be invited to join this elite bunch.

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    6 of 12 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab Project Picks Written by Women

    The Sundance Institute has picked 12 projects to participate in their January Screenwriters Lab. The workshop provides writers the opportunity to find financing and other resources for their films. It also gives them a shot at participating in the famed festival. Of the 12 projects selected, 6 are w...

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    Angelina Jolie Wields Power over Salt 2 Script

    Sony is reportedly negotiating with Becky Johnston to take over writing duties for Salt 2.

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