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    Crosspost: Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.

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    Melissa Leo Steps Up to Fund Women Screenwriters

    Having distinguished herself onscreen, Leo is doing the same behind the scenes. At the Whistler Film Festival, a showcase and celebration of new Canadian talent, Leo answered a "ballsy" call for increased funding for women screenwriters.

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    Women-Centric TV Shows Dominate WGAs

    If the so-called Golden Age of Television -- a cultural epoch that deconstructed masculinity while reveling in violence and guilt -- is now over, we appear to be living in a second Golden Age -- one for women on TV.

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    Despite the Lack of Opportunities UK Female Screenwriters and Directors Are Successful

    The BFI reports shows that while there are not enough opportunities for women screenwriters and directors, the films they are working on are disproportionately successful.

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    TV Roundup: Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh Get New Shows, 'Homeland,' 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Showrunners

    The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal and Private Practice's Kate Walsh were among several women to sell network shows this week, while Showtime's Homeland and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles gained new female showrunners for their upcoming seasons. A roundup of what’s happening in TV:

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    Quote of the Day: Shonda Rhimes

    Today in "duh tinged with schadenfreude," Shonda Rhimes reveals that gray-haired male ABC execs have no idea what women are like or what they want to watch.

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    Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss

    The two showrunner-stars were eager to discuss a variety of female-centric topics, including the the difficulty of confronting sexism in the media, the temptation to judge other women for hampering feminist progress, and their shared love for their mothers and Nora Ephron.

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    Weekly Update for November 8: Women Centric, Directed and Written Films Playing Near You

    A list of all the women-centric, women-directed, and women-written films opening on November 8.

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    Welcome Inkoo Kang to the Women and Hollywood Family

    A big welcome to Inkoo Kang as the news editor for Women and Hollywood

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