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    Cool Posters for Young Adult

    These posters were used for sneak screenings in Austin, Chicago and SF. They give you a sense of how subversive this film is.

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    Diablo Cody Talks About the Buzz on Young Adult and Becoming a Director

    This is via the LA Times at the Hollywood Awards

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    Trailer Watch: In the Land of Blood and Honey Written and Directed by Angelina Jolie

    An impressive trailer from first time writer and director Angelina Jolie.

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    Oranges and Sunshine

    I walked into Oranges and Sunshine (written by Rona Munro and directed by Jim Loach) not knowing much about the story except thinking how glad I was to see Emily Watson back on screen in a starring role. I walked out incredibly moved and shocked by this true story.

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    Women Comedy Creators Soar This Season on TV

    Something is happening on TV and we need to acknowledge it.

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    Trailer Watch: Young Adult Written by Diablo Cody

    Here's the latest film from Diablo Cody starring Charlize Theron. Theron plays a woman who just is so full of herself that she goes back to her home town to "recue" her high school flame from his wife and new baby. She's a woman who just can't get out of her own way. I'll have more to report on t...

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    Where Do We Go Now? Wins Audience Award at Toronto Festival

    Where Do We Go Now? written and directed by Nadine Labaki was the first film I saw in Toronto. As I wrote last week, it's a strong symbol of women sick and tired of the men fighting over nothing trying to make the peace in their small town in Lebanon.

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    Guest Post: Why I Write and the Top 10 Things Men Have Said in Pitch Meetings By Dani Faith Leonard

    I write because I am a woman, and I am a woman because I write. Obviously, I write because I feel like I have stories that I must tell, but when I write, I discover my opinions about things. I form my views and I grow as an artist and as a woman. My experiences as a young and independent woman insp...

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    Winners of the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award

    This is the 17th year that the Rona Jaffe Foundation has given awards to women writers at the early stage of their career. "This unique program offers grants to writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry to make writing time available and provide assistance for such specific purposes as ch...

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    Interview with Circumstance Writer and Director Maryam Keshavarz

    Here's a piece I wrote for this summer's Human Right Campaign Magazine Equality on the film. You can tell from the piece how impressive a film it is. It is a change making film because it tells the most common story about two people in love and throws on a multitude of complex layers including a r...

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