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Kathryn Bigelow

John Boyega To Star In Film Based On Detroit Race Riots

Shadow and Act | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

Announced earlier this year, Kathryn Bigelow will direct, as well as produce with Mark Boal and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, an unt...

What Broadway Can Teach Hollywood About Diversity

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Hollywood has a problem. It's largely run by rich straight white men who, for the most part, champion the work of other straight white men. According to well publicized statistics, if you're a black, Hispanic, female or LBGT actor of director you've not been invited to the party. Getting jobs, good jobs, Oscar potential jobs, is nearly impossible.

Women Have Been Fighting For a Place In Hollywood Long Before You Might've Guessed

Susan Michals | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

Debuting at Cannes on May 16th, a new documentary entitled The Women Who Run Hollywood, discusses that very subject - women like Mary Pickford and Mabel Normand were directing and producing as early as 1905.

Can Women Direct Action Films?

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

"No." Says Susanne Bier, the director of the AMC adaptation of John le Carrè's The Night Manager, non-plussed when asked if being a woman makes it more difficult to direct action. Then she can't help but laugh at the absurdity. "

Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Created and hosted by ArcLight's Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt, the Women In Entertainment Summit will feature keynotes by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

#52FilmsByWomen: Expanding Opportunities for Female Filmmakers

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2016 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The new initiative titled #52FilmsByWomen sets out to prove that there are many excellent movies by female directors, and at least enough to watch one every week of the year.

She Makes Movies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jill S. Tietjen

Pioneering movie director's Dorothy Arzner recent death reminds us that still today too few movies are directed or produced by women. It wasn't until 2009 that the first Oscar for Best Director went to a woman!

Reda Kateb Takes an Oath in Hippocrates

Alex Simon | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

After deciding himself to "enter the family business" as a child, honing his skills reciting his great uncle's texts, Reda stayed busy on the stage as well, making his film debut in the internationally-lauded A Prophet in 2009.

The African Elephant's 'Last Days'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green
Joe Peyronnin

The African elephant population has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. Just in the past three years, ivory-seeking poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants.

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Thrillers Boost the Film Industry: A Conversation With Festival Director Bruno Barde in Beaune

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I trust Barde's recommendations. He is not only the director of the Beaune International Thriller Festival, but five other festivals, including Deauville and Marrakesh. As such, he personally watches over l000 films a year, to choose the selection for each festival.

It's a Man's World at the Movies

Nina Burleigh | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Nina Burleigh

Most real men aren't heroic global fugitives, any more than are most women. So why do they get the fantasy, and we not? Maybe if more women wrote and directed movies we'd have more interesting women doing more interesting things onscreen.

Gender Inequality In Film Is Still Disheartening

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Can Angelina Jolie hang with Hollywood's leading men, like Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington? Just barely. The war against gender inequality ...

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social engag...

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Emma Gray

Confessions Of A Hollywood Stuntwoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Gaëlle Cohen is 41 years old and has been at the same job for the last 15 years. But since her job title happens to be Hollywood stuntwoman and stunt...

LOOK: This Is How Few Women Directors There Are In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Women

When Kathryn Bigelow failed to get a Best Director nomination for Zero Dark Thirty at this year's Academy Awards, some commentators asked if it was be...

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Veterans: Capitalizing on the Entertainment Industry

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

The days of traditional entertainment houses capitalizing on veteran's stories may soon be doomed. Doomed may be the wrong word used here however, the point is, traditional entertainment houses better beware. Veterans are on to something very unique.

Women Looking at Men Loving: Eve Sussman, Kathryn Bigelow and the Women Writers of Mad Men

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The work by these several women artists articulate nearly every fathomable aspect of women's desire and socialization, either as it has been codified and perpetuated by women, or historically legislated and imposed on women by men.

Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture

Ateqah Khaki | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Ateqah Khaki

Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.

Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 04.28.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

In my heart-of-hearts, I wanted to boycott this year's Oscar ceremony, but even if I had -- even if we all had -- that would have been too little, too late.

Zero Dark Thirty: After Oscar Snub, the Debate Deepens

Dan Siegel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The controversy and shortcomings of Zero Dark Thirty has opened a critical conversation and debate. Hopefully it will lead to brave new Hollywood storytelling about these years when America went in search of monsters to destroy, and ended up slaying things once held dear.

Matt Sledge

'Zero Dark Thirty' Makers Asked To Weigh In On Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Twenty-eight retired generals and admirals sent a letter to the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers behind "Zero Dark Thirty" on Thursday, ...