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    Interview with Sarah Koskoff - Writer of Hello I Must Be Going

    Interview with Sarah Koskoff - Writer of Hello I Must Be Going

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    TIFF Preview: The Female Directing Masters Playing at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

    The Toronto Film Festival opens tonight.  Over the next 10 days there will be a couple of hundred movies to be seen.  This is one festival where you can make a decision to see films by women and see plenty of films.  There are some extraordinarily high profile female directors open...

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    TIFF Preview: Women Directors to Watch

    The Toronto Film Festival launches tomorrow and there are women directors all over the lineup. We reached out to a couple of directors whose careers are on the way up (we will have some of our masters for you tomorrow) and asked them to answer a couple of questions as the Festival kicks off. I ...

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    Women Directors Are Way More Successful in the Indie World

    As we embark on the fall festival season, Dr. Martha M. Lauzen has published another one of her vitally important studies tracking the progress of women working behind the scenes on movies.  In “Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representations on Festival Films,” Lauzen, directo...

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    Interview with So Yong Kim - Writer/Director of For Ellen

    So Yong Kim's For Ellen stars Paul Dano in a beautiful performance as a young father forced to make a life altering decision about his relationship with his daughter Ellen. Dano plays Joby a musician who never quite made it. But he's been on the road for years, he's getting divorced an...

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    Cross Post: La Femme Telluride

    William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such a bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces behind their projects that...

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    Cross-Post The Winning Weirdness of 'Bunheads': The Case for Amy Sherman-Palladino's Charming Dramedy

    When the news came down the transom a few days ago that "Bunheads," the new show from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, had received a back-order pickup for more episodes on ABC Family, fans like yours truly breathed a sigh of relief and wonderment. While positioned ...

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    TIFF Trailer: Inescapable - Written and Directed by Ruba Nadda

    Ruba Nadda's Inescapable focuses on a father (Alexander Siddig) whose daughter goes missing in Syria. He must go back to Syria, where he hasn't been in decades, to find his daughter and deal with his past. Inescapable also stars Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson. It will be premiering at TIFF ...

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    Cross Post: Brenda Chapman on Writing BRAVE

    Cross Post: Brenda Chapman on Writing BRAVE

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    Trailer Watch: For Ellen - Directed and Written by So Yong-Kim

    In theaters September 19th.

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