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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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    Chicken & Egg Pictures: The Force Behind Women Directed Documentaries at Sundance and Beyond

    As the only nonprofit film fund devoted solely to supporting women documentary directors, Chicken & Egg Pictures plays an important role in the independent film world and their influence is felt at The Sundance Film Festival, where, this year, four of their documentary feature grantees will debut.

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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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    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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    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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    5 Highlights from Women Film Pioneers Project: African-American Women in Silent Film, Women Camera Operators and More

    Last week, we wrote about Columbia University Libraries' newly launched Women Film Pioneers Project, a compendium of film resources and material seeking to reverse the historical fallacy that the film production process is and always has been male-dominated. Here are some highlights from the project...

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    Beyond 'Orange Is The New Black': The Summer of the Lesbian Web Series

    This summer I was on my way to see a friend’s band when Regina Spektor’s voice pierced my ears. It was coming from a ground-floor flat: “Yooouu’ve got tiiiiiiiiiime!” "Orange Is New Black," via title credits, leapt from my laptop to my city street. I’ve never heard a web series broadcast so p...

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    Anti-Abortion Groups Attack "After Tiller" and Its Subjects

    An anti-abortion group has released an uncover video, it is being widely reported, that attacks the acclaimed documentary "After Tiller" and one of its subjects, Dr. LeRoy Carhart. The video begins with a quote from co-director Lana Wilson, who says, "For the doctors, it was about putting a human fa...

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    Anti-Abortion Propaganda Film Ranks #8 At Weekend Box-Office

    Not far behind Warner Bros's "Project X" and Paramount's "A Thousand Words" at the weekend box-office, a little indie film called "October Baby" has broken out, in limited release, making over $1.7 million in ticket sales. But this is one non-Hollywood film I...

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