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Female-Driven Tangerine Entertainment Continues to Expand, with Debut Feature 'Lucky Them' Expected to Hit Fall Festival Circuit

In just a few short months, with a debut feature on the horizon and spring spotlights in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, the women-friendly independent production company Tangerine Entertainment is showing quick growth and expanding recognition in the industry since launching in January at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 5, 2013 6:13 PM
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Women in Hollywood, from Tough Rodriguez, Studio Chief Pascal, to 'Expendabelles' (VIDEO)

Sylvester Stallone has put out a call on Twitter, presumably with his latest iteration of "The Expendables" in mind: "A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?" The misspelling of her name aside, Weaver became one of Hollywood's few female action stars because Ridley Scott cast her as androgynous astronaut Ripley in "Alien," and another director who likes strong women, James Cameron, encouraged her to kick ass in the sequel "Aliens," at which point he passed the baton to David Fincher, who continued the tradition in "Alien 3."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2013 4:29 PM
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CinemaCon Panel Decries Hollywood's Underserving Women, Chasing Young Males

At CinemaCon, The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min assembled and moderated a terrific panel, "Driving Financial Success: Women + Movies = Bigger Box Office," including Geena Davis, who runs the influential Institute on Gender and Media, director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids," "The Heat"), Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games"), Amy Miles (CEO Regal Entertainment Group), and Vanessa Morrison (President, Fox Animation Studios), addressing the myriad issues women have with Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera, including why the media likes to hate Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow so much.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2013 4:18 PM
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Women in Film's Crystal and Lucy Awards Go to Laura Linney, Sofia Coppola, George Lucas and 'Mad Men' Cast

LA non-profit Women in Film has unveiled the winners for the 2013 Crystal and Lucy Awards to include the 'Mad Men' cast, Laura Linney and Sofia Coppola.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2013 2:35 PM
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POWFest Celebrates Sixth Edition with Penelope Spheeris, Spirit Nominee 'Breakfast with Curtis' and More

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) announces highlights from its upcoming event, running March 7-10. The festival is celebrating its 6th year, and received a record number of submissions from women filmmakers across the world to compile almost 100 films...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 21, 2013 12:53 PM
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ESPN Films Launches 'Nine for IX': Nine Stories from 14 Women Filmmakers on Women in Sports [TRAILER]

This summer, ESPN will host a series of films called "Nine for IX" - nine documentaries about women in sports, all directed by women filmmakers, named for the Title IX amendment. ESPN Films and espnW announced the series at a lunch in New York earlier today. "Nine for IX" will take the format of ESPN's successful "30 for 30" series, in which acclaimed directors took on a passion project with the shared mission to tell a great sports story. All of the "Nine of IX" films are currently in production; ESPN has slated the series to premiere on July 2, 2013 airing over nine consecutive Tuesday evenings.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 19, 2013 7:49 PM
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Sundance Her Infinite Variety Panel: Women Writer-Directors Talk Turkey

“I couldn’t find the things going on in my life up on the screen, so I wrote this to fill that void,” said Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Foner ("Running on Empty"), who made her directing debut 20 years after writing "Very Good Girls," which premiered at Sundance Wednesday night.
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • January 24, 2013 6:14 AM
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Takeaways from the Sundance 'Women Who Dare' Film Panel

“There are men involved in some of these films,” said producer Lucy Webb, chair of Women in Film’s 7th Annual Sundance Filmmakers Panel, called "Women Who Dare," which was held Sunday morning. “We just don’t talk about them too much.”
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • January 21, 2013 2:36 PM
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Film Industry's Gender Inequality Targeted by Sundance Institute and Women In Film's Research

The results of a first-of-its-kind study on gender disparity in independent film, conducted by the Sundance Institite and Women In Film Los Angeles, were shared today with a group of industry leaders at the Park City festival.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 21, 2013 1:47 PM
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Third Athena Film Festival Lineup Includes 'Beasts,' 'Middle of Nowhere,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'Brave'

The 2013 Athena Film Festival, positioned as a celebration of women and leadership, runs February 7-10. The lineup of feature, documentary and short films is now announced and listed below. The festival is in its third year and takes place at Barnard College's campus in Morningside Heights.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 7, 2013 3:27 PM
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