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    9 Best 'Napoleon Dynamite' Lines That We Still Use Today (with GIFs!)

    Ten years ago, "Napoleon Dynamite" gave us some of the most quotable lines that we still use today. Here's a list of our favorites (with GIFs!)

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    Interview with Jerusha Hess - Writer and Director of Austenland

    Women and Hollywood spoke with Austenland writer and director Jerusha Hess.

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    Review: 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie & Jennifer Coolidge

    Jane Austen has provided as fertile a ground for adaptation as nearly any author in the last century. From her most beloved works (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility") to more modern interpretations (“Clueless,” “Bridget Jones's Diary”), her work has inspired countless filmmakers to try ...

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    August Film Preview

    It's been a depressing summer for women at the box office but things are looking up...heading into August, there are a several great women centric, directed and written films to look forward including like Lake Bell's hilarious In a World... to one of our favorites from SXSW, Short Term 12 starring ...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Only Counting on Women for Austenland

    Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has made a calculated decision that the audience for the upcoming Jerusha Hess (who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite) directed film will be predominantly women. They are so sure of the decision that their marketing plan is focused only on women.

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    Trailer Watch: Austenland - Directed by Jerusha Hess

    Jerusha Hess's feature debut, Austenland, follows the very single Jane (Keri Russell) who has been obsessed with the works of Jane Austen since she was young. However, her status as Jane's Austen fangirl has been detrimental to her finding a guy.

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    Hollywood's Glass Ceiling: Why Doesn't the Film Industry Trust Women?

    It would be wonderful to say that in 2013 things were looking up for women in Hollywood -- both onscreen and behind the scenes -- but the sad news is that the numbers have remained consistently dismal for the last decade.

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    Watch Sundance's Female Filmmakers Share Stories (and Laughs) at the Her Infinite Variety Panel

    The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is most definitely shaping up to be an extraordinary one for female filmmakers, and the "Her Infinite Variety" panel on Main Street in Park City Wednesday celebrated that by bringing together six of the dozens of women with films here.

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    Sundance Deals: Jerusha Hess and Stacie Passon Get Distribution Deals

    Jerusha Hess’s directorial debut, Austenland, was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for around $4 million. The film, which stars Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge, follows a woman who is obsessed with a BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice to a Jane Austen themed resort to se...

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