The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.
If you ever find yourself catapulted into big budget, star studded, studio pictures, don't try to parlay that ahead of time; go on vacation until it's time to be on set, and then parlay it while you're in post.
In the hidden drama of the Oscars, Cameron starred as brilliant megalomaniac/erratic ex-spouse/father. Fostering Bigelow's win was her image as a class-act -- a finer person, not necessarily a finer artist.
It's been a week since the Oscars and there's been no story about how Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, 58, and screenwriter Mark Boal, 36, are together -- even though much of Hollywood seems to think this is the case.
Cannes is set to kick-off this evening with the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Ridley's movie is not in competition, but the premiere is destined to bring the stars out in droves.
Even if a film is critical of Israel, it is also an expression of the open character of our democracy. This is why I was astonished by the outrageous statement by Scandar Copti, an Arab Israeli director, that he does not represent Israel.
This morning, women directors around the world will walk a little taller, smile a little brighter, and feel a bit stronger and more confident as they sweep up the glass that Katherine Bigelow shattered at the Oscars.