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San Sebastian Festival Spotlights Early Hollywood Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 25, 2014 10:30 AM
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Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema, the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood's Golden Age. In its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival pays homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women's incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood studio system.

21st Century Fox Announces the Fox Global Directors Initiative

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 5, 2014 8:30 AM
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21st Century Fox and Fox Audience Strategy just announced the launch of the Fox Global Directors Initiative, dedicated to championing diverse voices and perspectives spanning film, broadcast, cable and digital.

Women to Watch: Sophie Dulac and the Champs Elysees Film Festival

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 12, 2014 9:55 PM
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Now in its third edition, the Champs Elysees Film Festival, taking place June 11 - 17, 2014, has grown in recognition among professionals and the public worldwide, and it is enhancing the Champs Elysees as a place for the French to attend cinema once again. This popular and festive Franco-American film festival taking place on the most prestigious avenue is offering an even more eclectic and exciting program this year. It is presided over by Bertrand Tavernier and Jacqueline Bisset.

PR Awardees at the Dortmund | Cologne IWFF 2014

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 20, 2014 10:30 AM
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Recently, after six days of program, this year’s Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival came to a close in Cologne’s Odeon Cinema with a presentation ceremony totalling four awards and €16,000 worth of prize money. Spanish director Neus Ballús won the €10,000 debut feature film competition, in which eight debuts were to be seen. In her film La Plaga (The Plague), she portrays five fascinating characters on the outskirts of Barcelona against the backdrop of rural Catalonia.

The 62nd San Sebastian Festival Will Dedicate a Retrospective to the Filmmaker Dorothy Arzner

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 19, 2014 8:30 AM
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As the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema. During its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival will pay homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women’s incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood studio system.

Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 31, 2014 2:30 PM
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Taking place from April 8-13, the 31st edition of the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival will have it’s main program in the city of Cologne. A small selection will be seen in Dortmund as well.

Talks in Berlin

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 26, 2014 10:49 PM
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Though the market seemed slow on the surface, the usual sales got made: the larger companies selling almost out, the smaller ones busily speaking with others, selling here and there, worrying if this would get better, worse, or stay the same

Interview: Cara Perlman on '110%' A Film About The Olympic Struggle Of Women Ski Jumping

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • February 12, 2014 4:00 PM
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Since the inception of the Winter Olympic Games in 1924 ski jumping has been one of the original disciplines to be featured in this athletic event. It is perhaps the knowledge of this legacy that produces an uneasy sentiment when one learns that women had not been allowed to participate in this sport until this year’s games in Sochi, Russia. The fact in 2014 sexism has any power in the decision making of an international organization like the IOC is downright infuriating, even more when this is placed in the context of all those women who throughout the years were prevented from participating. Almost an entire century went by before justice was served

Topic to Be Revisted in Berlin during the Berlnale: Gender Equality in the European Audiovisual Law

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 28, 2014 9:33 AM
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The European Commission is currently working on the Communication from the Commission Regarding State Aid for Films and Other Audiovisual Works, establishing the evaluation criteria by which each country is directed to give aid to cinema and other audiovisual works. Gender equality is being lobbied as part of the criteria.

Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles Study Continues to Examine Barriers & Opportunities for Women Filmmakers

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 21, 2014 8:31 PM
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New research shows Sundance Institute lab projects helmed by women succeed at just shy of equal rates as male-helmed projects in production and top festival exhibition. Collaborative initiative now includes deepened mentorship program, financing intensives, expanded network of allied organizations and updated research. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D., Katherine Pieper, Ph.D. and Marc Choueiti at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California.

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