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    Watch Ava DuVernay's Miu Miu-Commissioned Short 'The Door' (Gabrielle Union Stars)

    Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.

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    2012 The Year in Review

    We took a look back on the news for women in and around Hollywood in 2012 and here are the topics we think resonated this past year. Let us know what you think and if we missed any big news of the year.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Since this column began in August, it has profiled a wide variety of women - fictional and real, contemporary and historic - whose achievements in film have been considered worthy of attention. Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender...

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    Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender, I have opted for the catalogue format of an A-Z review.

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    Women's Film Critics Circle Name Zero Dark Thirty Best Movie of 2012, Ava DuVernay Wins Josephine Baker Award

    The Women’s Film Critics Circle have announced their 2012 picks. And as she continues to sweep the awards circuit, Kathryn Bigelow and Zero Dark Thirty won several awards including Best Movie by a Woman. Ava DuVernay was awarded the Josephine Baker award for Middle of Nowhere. Anne Hathaway wa...

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    Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere Wins Big at The African-American Film Critics Association Awards

    The African-American Film Critics Association announced their best of 2012 yesterday. Leading with 4 awards is Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere. Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was chosen for Best Picture and Sally Field for Best Supporting Actress. Cicely Tyson will be receiving one ...

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    The NAACP Image Awards Nominations Ignore Ava DuVernay

    Dear Nominators of the NAACP Image Awards:

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    The Hollywood Reporter's Director Roundtable Omits Women

    Yesterday was a good day with the Sundance numbers news.  But we were reminded not to get overexcited about those numbers since women directors only made up 17% of the worldwide competition and 30% of the Next section.  Even though we must celebrate the good news that women acheived parity...

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    There was quite a bit to be digested within the release buy Ava Duvernay's name quickly got my attention.  Duvernay is being lauded at the Third Annual Athena Film Festival, A Celebration of Women and Leadership.  Congrats to Ava Duvernay! 

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    Athena Film Festival Honors Gale Anne Hurd with The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

    The third annual Athena Film Festival, co-founded by our own Melissa Silverstein, has announced the recipients for this year’s Athena Film Festival Awards, which honor actors, directors, producers and others involved in the film community for their contributions and leadership.

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