One Woman Director in Cannes Palme D’Or Competition

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by Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) Amid last year’s furor that there were no female directed films in competition for Cannes' fiercely coveted Palme D’Or prize, the 66th Festival de Cannes caved in to the pressures of outraged women’s groups and so, there’s ONE woman director out of 22 … [Read more...]

Women Are on the Rise at Sundance – What Gives Studios?

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By Lucas Shaw (TheWrap) - Female directors, producers and writers have reached new heights in the world of independent film, but now the Hollywood studios need to catch up. According to a new study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles, women have made huge strides … [Read more...]

The Celluloid Ceiling Remains a Tough Nut to Crack

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By Christina Kotlar (doddleNEWS) The year 2012 will be a century of women in film and yet another study by Martha M. Lauzen, Ph.D. analyzing behind-the-scenes employment on the top 250 domestic grossing films (foreign films omitted) in 2011 presents a lopsided equity of the filmmaking … [Read more...]