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Action vs. Chick Flicks: The Problem With Gendering Movie Preferences

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts

"American Psycho," directed by Mary HarronIn a thorough exposé on women directors struggling to make the jump from rising indie star to established b...

The Birdwatcher: Another Win For Women In Film

Kat Karpoff | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Kat Karpoff

We all know how I feel about supporting Women in Film and anything to do with it. And I love coming at this topic with a compassionate viewpoint. Th...

Book Review: 'Jacob's Folly'

Thelma Adams | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Thelma Adams

Jacob's Folly by Rebecca Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars I turned to Rebecca Miller as a writer-director having interviewed her on stage for her latest...

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. "

Ida Lupino: A Heroine for Women in Film, Behind the Camera and on the Silver Screen

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

There are not only women but many men, working behind the scenes in the industry, at festivals, to make sure women's contributions to cinema are not overlooked, nor, in the case of Ida Lupino, forgotten. It is because of a personal commitment to include and highlight women's accomplishments in film that the director of the Fribourg International Film festival focused the majority of the festival on films by and about women.

Making Susie Sunshine

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.23.2016 | Los Angeles
Deborah Stambler

The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival opens downtown at LA Live this weekend. One of the headliners is a short film called Susie Sunshine directed by newcomer Chelsea O'Connor.

How Film Festival Director Tara Johnson-Medinger is Fighting The Hollywood Gender Imbalance

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

Long before the topic of the lack of female directors in Hollywood became the flavor-of-the-year issue, Tara Johnson-Medinger was on the front lines f...

Stop Saying There Are No Qualified Women Out There

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

Let us please once and for all dismiss this overblown, outdated explanation for the dearth of women at the upper levels of corporate America: the so-c...

Vimeo Pledges To Support Female Filmmakers If Hollywood Won't Do It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment

This year's Oscar nominations included not a single woman for best director. It's not terribly surprising, considering that over 87 years, only four w...

You Wouldn't Know It From The Oscars, But Women Directed Films Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

In the Oscars' 88-year history, only four women have been nominated for Best Director, and this year's ballot prompts another damning Hollywood statis...

Director Brooke Goldfinch Heads Film Fatales Sydney, is Getting on With the Job

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.29.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Director Brooke Goldfinch heads up international female filmmaker collective Film Fatales' Sydney branch. She's studied at NYU, made a film with James...

The 20 Greatest Films Directed By Women

Fandor | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

These films are fascinating and should be required viewing for anyone interested in the history of the seventh art and how much work there still is to be done.

Women Continue Being Underrepresented In Theater

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts

Newly published research by the League of Professional Theater Women reflects the gender parity in Off Broadway shows. In research collected for an in...

Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.03.2015 | 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.

Power of Women in and Behind Films

Joan Wages | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

While women make up half of the movie-going population, often the stories on the screens do not reflect society's reality -- unless a woman is directing, producing or writing.

Mélanie Laurent Is The Kind Of Female Filmmaker We Need More Of

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment

Mélanie Laurent has been acting in France since she was 14 years old, but most people recognize her best as Shosanna, the Jewish woman who runs, and ...

Experienced Female Filmmakers Making Waves

New York Women in Film & Television | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
New York Women in Film & Television

Despite the odds, there is a strong contingent of older women directors on the far side of 40 who I work with as a producer, and they are raising money and booking crews to make compelling shorts, docs and narratives.

This Short Film Perfectly Illustrates First-Bra Trauma

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

"Oh, honey. Do you want to start wearing a bra?" It's the question that can elicit either joy or pure terror for every pre-teen girl, and a new s...

Marvel Reportedly Wants Ava DuVernay To Direct Superhero Movie

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment

Director Ava DuVernay may be headed to Marvel. The studio is considering DuVernay, nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe for "Selma," for an u...

Hollywood's Gender Gap: What's Next?

Gina Hall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

Something dramatic happens after a woman directs her first indie feature -- nothing. After successfully directing that first film, the offers to direct a studio feature come flowing in like molasses.

Introducing Director Barbie: Ready for Her Close-Up?

Ursula Burton | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

We want children to grow up in a world where possibilities are many, where there are more options for them, and certainly playing with Director Barbie is going to give children an expectation that this job is open to both sexes. But children are sponges who absorb cultural cues.

Short Films By Women Directors and Why We Love Making Them

Paige Morrow Kimball | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Paige Morrow Kimball

While it's well known that women struggle to be equally represented in Hollywood (only 6 percent of the top Hollywood feature films were directed by women in 2013) in the world of short film, women filmmakers are creatively thriving.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

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.