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Women in Film

Maggie Gyllenhaal "Too Old" to Play Love Interest

Oscar nominated-actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has been attracting attention recently for her work on the Sundance miniseries, “The Honourable Woman.” Although not all the attention has been positive. Read More »

Females Are Bringing the Fury to “Mad Max: Fury Road”

In the 1979 version of “Mad Max,” Mel Gibson played a road warrior set on stopping a violent motorcycle gang in post-apocalyptic world. Read More »

Natalie Portman to Portray Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Biopic

Natalie Portman is slated to portray U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an upcoming film, "On the Basis of Sex." Read More »

Lifetime Pushes for Women in Film With New 'Broad Focus' Initiative

Lifetime is working toward giving women the chance to make a stronger presence within the film and entertainment industry. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Joins Feeding America to Raise Awareness for Hunger

In a promotion for Feeding America, actress Scarlett Johansson opened up about her personal experiences to raise awareness for child hunger. Read More »

Viola Davis to Portray Harriet Tubman in Future HBO Biopic

HBO films announced they will be creating a biopic that will tell the story of Harriet Tubman. Actress Viola Davis is set to portray the heroic abolitionist. Read More »

Meryl Streep's Next Role? Championing Female Screenwriters Over 40

Meryl Streep is no stranger to changing the game in Hollywood. This time, she's advocating for women who work behind the scenes in film. Read More »

A Female Director Will Open the Cannes Film Festival for the First Time in Almost 30 Years

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival will kick off with French film “La Tête Haute,” directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and starring Catherine Deneuve. Read More »

How a Woman-Run Coffee Mill Creates Community in a Remote Costa Rican Town

A Small Section of the World tells the story of a group of women from a remote farming region of Costa Rica. Learning together, they built the first woman-run micro coffee mill in the country. Read More »

Selma, Sundance, and Scandal: Ava DuVernay on Fighting for Equality in Film

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has made a name for herself as a black female director in a land where mostly men hold the role. Read More »

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