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    Circumstance - Written and Directed by Maryam Keshavarz Closes New Directors/New Films

    This evening Maryam Keshavarz' Sundance award winning film will close the New Directors/New Film series in NYC. I spoke with Maryam this week and the full interview will be available when the film opens this summer, but here is a piece in honor of the film's NY premiere. Circumstance will be makin...

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    Melissa Rosenberg to Write and Produce Earthseed

    Melissa Rosenberg the writer who wrote all five of the Twilight screenplays has been tapped by Paramount to write the script for Earthseed the first of what I'm sure the studio hopes is a trilogy. The film will be based on the novel by Pamela Sargent which was published in 1983. The Film(s) will b...

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    Rashida Jones Writes Film So She Can Have Decent Role

    Women directors have long been writing their own material in order to give them opportunities to direct. Now women actors are taking up the pen in order to get themselves decent roles onscreen.

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    Debra Martin Chase to Produce Sparkle Remake at Sony

    Producer Debra Martin Chase has teamed up with The Game showrunners and creators Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil to produce a remake of the 1976 film Sparkle which originally starred Irene Cara. The film is loosely based on the story of the Supremes and there are three plum roles for Afr...

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    Winter's Bone Q and A

    Here's the Q and A from the Athena Film Festival with Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini and moderated by IndieWIRE's Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood.

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    Jane Eyre - Review

    The moment you see Jane running through the Moors breathless you are sucked into her world. Jane Eyre is played by Mia Wasikowska, in another stellar performance (The Kids Are All Right,) proving she is one of the leading actresses of her generation. Jane Eyre's story has been told on films many t...

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    More Good News on Bridesmaids

    This film is shaping up to be the one of the movies I am most looking forward to seeing this year. Now I know that it is a movie about a wedding, and I have said that I would be perfectly fine with my life never seeing another wedding movie EVER, but this report from Jen Yamato at Cinematical/Movie...

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    Women at the Movies This Weekend - February 25, 2011

    Women's Films Now PlayingThe Other WomanOrgasm Inc. - directed by Liz Canner (doc) When We LeaveThe Roommate From Prada to NadaTrue GritBhutto (doc)The WoodmansThe Tempest - written and directed by Julie TaymorBlack SwanTangledMade in DagenhamTiny Furniture - written and directed by Lena DunhamThe G...

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    No Shocker - Hollywood is Sexist and Ageist

    I spend a lot of time talking about the plight of women directors, but make no mistake it is just as bad for women writers. The latest statistics show that only 10% of the top 250 grossing films released in 2010 were written by women. That in no way counts the movies written about women, these are...

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    Meryl as Maggie

    They are on week two of filming. Film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Abi Morgan. Footage will be screened at Cannes. No US distributor yet.

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