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Women Directors

Oscar Season Is Here: So We Ask "Does Gender Matter?"

Andrew Shapter | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

It's true there's no business like show business. Yet film and television productions embody cultural art forms and also represent a team sport. Story...

And the Oscar Goes to... a Man: Gender Bias at the Top

Joan Williams | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

The myth of the meritocracy reigns supreme. But the top of the top is still dominated by men, in Hollywood and elsewhere -- and what's worse, progress may be stalling across the board.

An English Mom in Hollywood

Julie Anne Robinson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Julie Anne Robinson

We stayed at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel just as they were getting ready for the Oscars. In order to get out of the hotel, we had to wheel Thomas down the red carpet. The situation was completely bizarre, and -- I now realize -- very L.A.

Tearing Down the Celluloid Ceiling

K. Sujata | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

What Hollywood and Chicago have in common: when women are leaders, great things happen -- but women don't get to lead nearly often enough.

In Bollywood, Female Directors Find New Respect

The New York Times | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women

The director Zoya Akhtar laughs as she tells the story of the Steadicam operator who worked on her first film, “Luck by Chance.” He had earlier wo...

'The Smurf Ghetto': Hollywood's New Glass Ceiling For Female Directors

Moviefone | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women

What's the top-grossing film directed by a woman? (Hint: It's not 'Big' or 'You've Got Mail' or 'It's Complicated,' and it's certainly not 'The Hurt L...

Women in Entertainment

Christine Bork | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

The summer movie season is upon us, and while there is an increase this year in the number of films geared toward women in lead roles, I feel disappointed about the lack of diversity in roles for women.

Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

In the life sciences and beyond, diversity makes business sense and social sense, and every one of us has an interest in making sure that diversity is put on the agenda.

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

Women In Hollywood - Are The Numbers Changing?

Elizabeth M. Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Elizabeth M. Daley

On March 7 of this year, Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director for her remarkable helming of The Hurt Locker. The well-deserved hono...

Women Directors are Rare (For Now): An Interview with Julie Bertuccelli at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Initially a documentary filmmaker, Julie Bertuccelli got her teeth in directing by working as an assistant with such greats as Tavernier and Kieslowski.

Goddess Of The Week: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Vicki is a mom of three, and has a background as a corporate attorney and consultant. She is also a filmmaker workable solutions to issues surrounding America's education system.

We're With Bigelow: 82 Women on Making it in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Megan Billman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Megan Billman

This film was born six weeks ago, over dinner, as we discussed Kathryn Bigelow's nomination and wondered why there hadn't been more women nominated in the category of best director.

New York City's Indian Film Festival: MIAAC

Priyanka Boghani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Priyanka Boghani

MIAAC started with an independent Asian American filmmaker focus, but now has broadened to the Indian film industry as well as artists from the wider Indian diaspora.

Hanging with Motherhood Writer-Director Katherine Dieckmann

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

I was frustrated by the absence of movies where a mother is the lead and her issues are the film's main focus, where she is a significant character expressing her soul and existence.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg Documents Radio/TV Diva Gertrude Berg Popular from Great Depression Through McCarthy Era

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg underscores a unique moment in our history when the Jewish experience crossed over into households composed of African Americans and Midwesterners, as they all listened to The Rise of the Goldbergs.

9/11 Film Review of Amreeka: Drama of the Arab-Christian Experience in America Also Strikes Notes of Heart and Humor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Amreeka is an artful, moving testimony to the perils of making assumptions about individuals or groups. It is a is a film of impeccable taste that unites instead of divides.

DVDs: Japanese Noir? Hai!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Movie and television reviews of DVDs, from little-known Japanese classics to The Office "Season Five."

Frozen River: Breaking Through the Summer Pack

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

"Smart movies like Frozen River are an alternative" says Sony Pictures co-president Tom Bernard. "We never try to win the weekend... we try to win the war."

For Your Consideration: Melissa Leo for Best Actress in Frozen River

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

When I saw Frozen River, I discovered that when an actress who's also a friend appears on screen, it's doubly interesting because you're rooting for her, and you know she can be great.

Where Are the Women Directors?

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Things suck for women directors, but nothing changes and things are actually getting worse. While most people believe that we are post-feminist, and post-organizing, and post-activism, I think the only way to make change is to agitate.

Liberia's Peace Women: Tribeca 2008 Remembers What the World Overlooked in 2003

Abigail E. Disney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abigail E. Disney

How was it possible that these Liberian women had accomplished such an enormous feat without having been noticed and reported on by the news outlets I had come to know and trust?

Life in Flight Takes Flight

Tracey Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracey Hecht

The really amazing thing about making Life in Flight was watching it go from a private experience of conceptualization to a hugely collaborative experience.