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Women in Film

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 »

The Definitive Oral History of How "Clueless" Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney's new book features discussions with the film's breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone. Read More »

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 »