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    Diablo Cody to Make Her Directing Debut

    Academy Award winning writer Diablo Cody will make her directing debut on her own script Lamb of God. Her longtime collaborator Mason Novick will produce. It seems that the movie is being fast tracked since casting is beginning right away.

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    Update: Five Female Playwrights Will be on Broadway This Fall

    Here is an update to yesterday's post about Theresa Rebeck's play opening on Broadway. It seems that there will be several female written plays opening on the great white way this fall. Great news. At least there will be women eligible to be nominated for a Tony next year. I just wish that we di...

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    Riding the Bridesmaids Wave

    Women in Hollywood are finally feeling a little love after the unexpected success of Bridesmaids. The film has now grossed $140 million and counting and for the first time in a long time women's films are getting out of neutral and into drive. Bridesmaids stepped into an abyss and showed the women...

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    Trailer Watch: Season 2 Preview of The Big C

    Show stars Laura Linney and some guests stars this year include Cynthia Nixon, Parker Posey and Gabourey Sidibe. The Big C was created by Darlene Hunt and the showrunner is the amazing Jenny Bicks. Season premieres, Monday June 27 at 10:30pm on Showtime.

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    Guest Post: Step One: Finding the Right Producer by Zoje Stage

    In 2008, I won a Fellowship in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. As I left the party in my strapless black dress and uncomfortable shoes I had one thought: "Please dear gods let this be the beginning of my professional career, and NOT just the highlight of years of effort." I have had the same goal for twenty years: to make thought-provoking independent films that explore the complexities, frailties, and dichotomies of the human species. Winning a NYFA Fellowship was both the validation and kick in the ass that I needed, and I set myself a singular goal: to direct "The Machine Who Loved" as my first professional feature...

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    Guest Post: Fighting Fish - The Story of Making an Ultra-Low-Budget Indie by Annette Apitz

    A very wise woman said to me after I finished my first feature film, “Congratulations. With independent films, you really have to will them into existence.”

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Nia Vardalos

    I had the opportunity to meet Nia Vardalos recently at an event in LA and she was so impressive. She has written a terrific piece about the horrible homophobic comments that 30 Rock Tracy Morgan star Tracy Morgan included in a recent stand-up act. I love 30 Rock, but this dude has no business incl...

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    Trailer Watch: Pariah - Written and Directed by Dee Rees

    No release date yet. Focus says Winter 2011.

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    The Lilly Awards: Saving Women From Disappearing in Theatre

    The Tony Awards are on Sunday night. There are very few female nominees. Even the NY Times is starting to think this is a problem. (Note to NY Times theatre writers and reviewers - don't think that just because you are writing this story you are relieved of your own complicity in this problem. W...

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    Talking 20 Years of Thelma and Louise

    Here's my interview on the BBC Scotland's Movie Cafe on the 20th Anniversary of Thelma and Louise.

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