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Women in Film

"Jessica Jones" Is Only Hiring Female Directors for Its Second Season

When it comes to Netflix shows, we can definitely get behind "Jessica Jones," the gritty Marvel series that follows the eponymous superhero played by Read More »

Watch Salamishah Tillet's MAKERS Story Produced By Reel Works

Reel Works is one of the leading youth media programs in New York City. Founded in 2001, the mission is centered on the belief that the practice of filmmaking is comprised of the essential disciplines of communication, critical thinking, storytelling, leadership, and teamwork. Read More »

6 Female Movie Characters Who Overcome the Odds

Movies have the special ability to transform real-life tales into captivating, compelling stories. And no stories are more empowering (or complex to translate onscreen) than those of women who achieved greatness against all odds. Read More »

How "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" Creates Film's First Real Teenage Heroine

By Jenni Miller When Minnie Goetze strides onto movie screens this weekend, it will mark the arrival of the first real-life, modern heroine for teenage girls — ever.  Read More »

Participants for Meryl Streep-Funded Screenwriters Lab Announced

Meryl Streep has always been a trailblazer in Hollywood. Lately, she's been helping other women become their own trailblazers by advocating for women who work behind the scenes in film. Read More »

See the First Picture of Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in HBO’s "Confirmation"

Actress Kerry Washington gave us a sneak peek Tuesday of her new role playing Anita Hill in HBO's upcoming film, "Confirmation."  Read More »

Coming 2017: "Pitch Perfect 3"

"Pitch Perfect 3" is slated for a 2017 release, Variety confirmed Monday. Universal Pictures will release the movie on July 21, 2017. Read More »

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