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College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

Their Dream Becomes a Reality: 50 States in 50 Days

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Photo Credit: Meredith Jacob Meet Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, two college filmmakers who are traveling 50 states in 50 days by car. Although...

Filmmaker Shares Insight On Documentary

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

The director/producer will be in attendance in Irvington on the 21st and I wanted to dig deeper to learn more about the person behind the camera.

See How One Woman Filmmaker Turns Despair Into Something Beautiful

Darby Roach | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Darby Roach

Lee Quarrie's new film, Patchwork Dreams, is an inspiring account of a Chinese seamstress's triumph over the forces of inequity. It's a story with a powerful lesson about the nature of being: Beauty can be found everywhere, even in the depths of despair.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

WATCH: New Documentary Highlights Death Of Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In November of 2011, Detroit Police identified a burned torso that was found on Detroit's east side, belonging to 19-year-old Shelley Hilliard, a tran...

In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

Program Aims To Give Underserved Women Filmmakers Same Opportunities As Men

www.takepart.com | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact

One of the Internet’s most exciting potentials is as a great equalizer, be that in politics, the arts or as a means to give women around the world a...

In Hollywood, Women Really Are Helping Other Women: And Why This Needs to Be a Headline!

Jess Weiner | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Jess Weiner

In order to ensure more women's voices receive recognition, and that more women have a chance to move up in rank while making media, the key to creating more equality needs to take place behind the scenes.

Women Filmmakers Ready to Rock Toronto

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Now Toronto is upon us, with its brain-scrambling lineup of 300 films, a healthy 90 by women directors -- up more than 20 percent from last year's fest. Of the 17 high-profile Galas, 6 titles are by women.

Apocalypse... Soon? The Gender Gap in Apoca-Lit

Laura Barcella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Laura Barcella

Could women really be less interested in the seemingly universal (and universally terrifying) theme of the world's end? Doubtful. So why aren't there more women-penned apocalyptic cultural offerings out there?

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...

Ten Women Directors You Should Know About

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Kathryn Bigelow may have been the first female filmmaker to win a Best Director Oscar for 2009′s The Hurt Locker. But did you happen to notice that ...

Moral Dilemmas, Youth & the Role of Education

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

I have a new favorite film about education. This one is NOT about school but rather about the moral dilemmas we all face, in this case a matter of lif...

Objects That Tell the Story of Our Life (Video)

Jessica Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jessica Sanders

To direct a short film about my family, I used the artifacts from our creative journeys: the film canisters stacked in the fridge, the Oscar in the guest bathroom, the photos, the news clippings.

Oh No, Not Another Film About Climate Change

Franny Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Franny Armstrong

If you have a burning idea you need to communicate -- uncensored -- with maximum possible emotional punch and a potential audience of tens of millions, a doc's the way to go.

Toronto's Celebration of Women Filmmakers

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

My favorite from women filmmakers so far is Campion's Bright Star, a cinematic tone poem about the love between poet John Keats and girl next door Fanny Brawne.

The Age of Stupid Gives a Coin-Flip Chance of Avoiding Climate Catastrophe

Franny Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Franny Armstrong

We are the most intelligent creature ever to evolve and yet we are about to make the stupidest mistake in all of geological time

Herb & Dorothy

Megumi Sasaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megumi Sasaki

Herb and Dorothy still live in the same apartment in New York with 19 turtles, lots of fish, and one cat. They've refilled it with piles of new art they've acquired.

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."