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    Heroines of Cinema: 9 Things We Could Learn From Taking a Global Perspective on Women Directors

    The level of public consciousness about the barriers faced by female filmmakers is higher than it has ever been. Despite this, the discussion more often than not centers around North America and to a lesser extent, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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    14 Movies and Events We're Excited About at the 2014 L.A. Film Festival

    Kicking off its 20th edition this Wednesday, the Los Angeles Film Festival offers an opportunity to experience new movies and events alike.

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    Here's Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now

    Director Alexis Ostrander Korycinski writes about why we need female-driven films right now.

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    Women Behind the Camera: Fighting Gender Bias with Data

    Colin Brown of Filmonomics explains how data shows that women-led film projects fare well at the box office.

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    Heroines of Cinema: How Thuc Nguyen's 'Bitch Pack' is Fighting for More Female-Driven Stories

    In our latest "Heroines of Cinema" column, we write about Thuc Nguyen and her brainchild, The Bitch Pack.

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    Cannes Jury President Jane Campion Calls Out the 'Inherent Sexism' in the Film Industry

    Jane Campion is the only female director to have ever won the Cannes Film Festival's most prestigious prize, the Palme d'Or (for 1993's "The Piano"). The prize is an honor she clearly holds in great esteem, having agreed to head this year's jury and having presided over the shorts jury in 2013. Stil...

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    Memo to Hollywood: Hire More Women Directors

    Yet another study finds that women lag far behind men when it comes to directing, writing and producing big-budget Hollywood films. Not surprisingly, female directors fare better when it comes to documentaries and independent and festival films (the ones with the smaller paychecks).

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    5 Shocking Statistics about Gender Inequity and Academy Awards

    It's no coincidence that those gold Oscar statuettes depict a man. After all, only 16% of all Oscar nominees (since the awards were given out in 1928) have been women.

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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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