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Nicole Holofcener, Shari Springer Berman & Lisa Cholodenko Talk Future Projects & Being Female Directors In The Film Industry

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • May 17, 2012 1:25 PM
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Nicole Holofcener and Shari Springer Berman might make very different kinds of films, but they have at least one thing in common -- they both hate being in front of the camera. "If I wanted to be in front of the camera ..." Springer Berman started as Holofcener finished her thought for her, "you'd be Lena Dunham." "I didn't even want to take photos at my wedding," Springer Berman confessed. "I hate being photographed."

Exclusive: Lisa Cholodenko Confirms She'll Direct 'The Abstinence Teacher' & Heads Into The 'Wild' With Reese Witherspoon

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • May 11, 2012 5:44 PM
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Director Lisa Cholodenko recently sat down with The Playlist moments before her panel with fellow alum Shari Springer Berman and Nicole Holofcener at the Columbia University Film Festival this week to debate the glass ceiling and how it affects making their films -- during the course of which, Cholodenko let slip a couple of her yet-to-be announced projects among her other updates.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & James Gandolfini To Star In Nicole Holofcener's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 6:51 PM
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So, what do Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini have in common? Well, they're both graduates of the Armando Iannucci school of comedy with the former currently starring in his HBO series "Veep" and the latter featuring in "In The Loop." Now both will take those comic skills -- and the considerable talents they already have -- and bring them to new project that already sounds quite promising.

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