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    9 Women Included on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Authors

    The Hollywood Reporter announced their inaugural list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. They based the selection of living authors on how successful they’ve been in getting their work adapted for the screen, their success in publishing and both their Hollywood and cultural clout.

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    Women Nominees from 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced yesterday. And while some of the results are less than stellar (zero women directed films for best feature (seriously!), no women cinematographers), there is a lot to be excited about including:

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    Link Roundup: TV Edition- November 2012

    There has been a ton of women centric TV news, some of which we haven't had the chance to cover. Here's a round up of some recent women in TV news.

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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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