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    Heroines of Cinema: Why Don't More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice

    Writing this column, my gender makes me well aware that issues relating to women in film can be experienced quite differently in theory and practice. But this is scant insight compared to that offered by New Zealand writer, activist, academic and filmmaker Marian Evans, Wellywood Woman. Traversing t...

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    7 Depressing Facts About Women in Media from New Women's Media Center Report

    A new report from Women's Media Center confirms the depressing state of women in film and the media.

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    The Athena List Highlights Best Unproduced Screenplays with Strong Female Protagonists

    The organizers of Athena Film Festival have created "The Athena List," which highlights outproduced screenplays about women characters.

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    'Maidentrip' Director Jillian Schlesinger On How She Made Her First Film (With A Mostly Female Crew)

    Jillian Schlesinger talks about the challenges of filming 'Maidentrip," about Laura Dekker, an intrepid young sailor who set out to be the youngest person to successfully sail around the world.

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    No More Excuses: Hollywood Needs to Hire More Female Directors

    Aware that she's going to be labeled a "difficult bitch" if she voices any complaints, director Lexi Alexander excoriated Hollywood for not hiring more female directors on her blog.

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    Athena Film Festival to Honor Sherry Lansing, Keri Putnam, Callie Khouri and Kasi Lemmons

    The fourth annual Athena Film Festival, a festival showcasing films that address women’s leadership has recently announced this year's recipients of the Festival's awards.

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    Watch: 'Is This Really What You Think of Women?' Indie Filmmakers Ask Mainstream Media

    The people at The Representation Project have just released a video that takes a look at how women were portrayed in the media in 2013. While there were a number of popular films and television shows with female leads and women professionals received more recognition for the work they do in certain...

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    Gender Inequality in Film: In Infographic Form

    Following the record-breaking opening of "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any advancements women are making in film-- and create an infographic based on their findings.

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    Heroines of Cinema: Almodóvar’s Seven Favorite Actresses

    The term “Almodóvar’s women” is irrevocably tied to his cinema, though it is not a phrase that I like. For a start, it perpetuates the trope of a male leader surrounded by a rotating orbit of females. More importantly, the women in question - whether fictional characters, or the actresses who play t...

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    Do We Need a Crowdfunding Site for Women? Plum Alley Thinks So.

    There is already a glut of crowdfunding start-ups trying to lay claim to their piece of the crowdfunding pie. Plum Alley, which launched last month, is hoping there's room for another -- one that's devoted to women creators.

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