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    A Conversation with Melissa Rosenberg - Writer of the Twilight Series

    I had the opportunity to speak with the hugely successful and very interesting screenwriter and TV writer Melissa Rosenberg last week while she was on the set of her new show Red Widow. 

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    Trailer Watch: Admission Written by Karen Croner, Starring Tina Fey

    Tina Fey stars in Admission, adapted by Karen Croner from a novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, a film that looks to be more of a dramatic foray for Fey. She plays a college admissions officer who receives a call from a high school teacher (Paul Rudd) who believes a student of his may be the son she gave ...

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    Sexism Watch: The Hollywood Reporter Writer's Roundtable 2012

    I’m a scriptwriter who writes scripts that tell stories about women. Scriptwriting’s a solitary activity most of the time and it’s arduous, but the voices of other scriptwriters talking about writing nourishes me and my work. Often it doesn’t make a lot of difference if I hea...

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    Guest Post: Loaded Questions

    I started working on my first feature film Fully Loaded in 2007.  It was like climbing a mountain four times as high as it says in the damn guidebook.  It was like changing churches. It was like having a relationship with a gorilla who keeps waking you from a dead sleep.  I had been m...

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    Guest Post: Backwards: Can Women Have It All? A Filmmaker's Perspective

    Anne-Marie Slaughter’s controversial article, “Why Women Can’t Have it All,” discusses the challenges facing working women and moms. While I do not yet have children, having just worked seven days a week for years writing, producing and starring in the feature Backwards, Ms. ...

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    A New Post Twilight Hollywood

    We have finally reached the end of an important moment in film history.  I know that many people dismiss the Twilight saga for a multitude of reasons - it's about vampires, it is focused on a girl's story, it's a romance, it's just not good, etc., etc. - but to me, that is just ...

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    Guest Post: Women in Film Los Angeles Gets Busy

    Guest Post: Women in Film Los Angeles Gets Busy

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    Guest Post: Time For A Major Women's Film Award Initiative?

    As the awards season gets under way each year I look for the women who are nominated and most years I’m disappointed – the only award category where it is certain that a woman will be nominated is best actress. Why is there a category for actors who are women but not for writers or ...

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    No Women Nominated for European Film Awards in Major Categories

    Last week The European Film Awards announced their nominees for their annual awards. Michael Haneke’s Amour and Steve McQueen’s Shame picked up a majority of the nominations.

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    Women Created and Centric TV News Roundup - November 1

    With every roundup we do, we get more excited and hopeful for the upcoming crop of future TV shows by and about women. With projects from Jennifer Garner, Shonda Rhimes and Oprah—there is bound to be some interesting and nuanced portrayals of women headed to your TV screen. (We hope)

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