WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 has been confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; and the motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ becomes best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes, Disney finds its live-action ‘Mulan,’ ‘The Post’ star Meryl Streep laments the lack of gender parity

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ becomes best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes, Disney finds its live-action ‘Mulan,’ ‘The Post’ star Meryl Streep laments the lack of gender parity

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ becomes best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes, Disney finds its live-action ‘Mulan,’ and ‘The Post’ star Meryl Streep laments the lack of gender parity

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquiring Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree’

Natalie Portman wins Israel’s Genesis Prize, Iran makes first Academy Award submission directed by a woman, Sundance Selects acquires Rachel Dretzin’s documentary ‘Far from the Tree,’ and Kathryn Bigelow, Kate Winslet and more are honored by SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung receive Hollywood Film Award for ‘First They Killed My Father,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top-grossing superhero origin film, The Guardian proposes new cinematic canon chosen by women

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WEEK IN WOMEN Halloween news roundup: Get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

WEEK IN WOMEN Halloween news roundup: Get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

In honor of Halloween get the creeps with horror movies directed by women, weigh in on what age children should see horror movies and find out the scary new project for ‘Girls Trip’ co-writer Tracy Oliver

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Girls Trip’ breaks records, Patty Jenkins hopes ‘Wonder Woman’ leads to opportunities, Geena Davis talks acting and ageism and Women Texas Film Festival names winners

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Girls Trip’ breaks records, Patty Jenkins hopes ‘Wonder Woman’ leads to opportunities, Geena Davis talks acting and ageism and Women Texas Film Festival names winners

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Girls Trip’ breaks records, Patty Jenkins hopes ‘Wonder Woman’ leads to opportunities, Geena Davis talks acting and ageism, and Women Texas Film Festival names winners.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: St. Vincent to direct woman-led ‘Picture of Dorian Gray,’ Reese Witherspoon talks modern-day rom-coms, filming begins on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots,’ Patty Jenkins negotiating big payday for ‘Wonder Woman 2′

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: St. Vincent to direct woman-led ‘Picture of Dorian Gray,’ Reese Witherspoon talks modern-day rom-coms, filming begins on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots,’ Patty Jenkins negotiating big payday for ‘Wonder Woman 2′

While Patty Jenkins is reportedly in final talks to receive a historic payday for helming the “Wonder Woman” sequel, three women are making their feature film directorial debuts on widely divergent projects.

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Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ continues to break records and win battles

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ continues to break records and win battles

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes highest-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman , blasting past 2008′s “Mamma Mia!”

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mankiller’ to premiere at LA Film Festival, Margot Robbie to make ‘Dreamland,’ AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA fest

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Mankiller’ to premiere at LA Film Festival, Margot Robbie to make ‘Dreamland,’ AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA fest

A new Wilma Mankiller documentary will premiere at LA Film Festival, the very busy Margot Robbie is starring in and producing ‘Dreamland,’ and AWFJ honors female directors at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

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BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

BAM’s top 10 movies of 2016: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ top the list

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The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

The diva label: Jennifer Lopez on how much nicer women have to be than men

Jennifer Lopez fights the diva label and ponders “I’ve always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men” in actress roundtable.

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Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival is showcasing Women in Motion at its 69th edition, continuing through May 22.

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Almost a decade later, ‘Penelope’ still inspires, marks the start of Reese Witherspoon’s producing career

Almost a decade later, ‘Penelope’ still inspires, marks the start of Reese Witherspoon’s producing career

Almost 10 years after its Toronto Film Festival debut, the modern-day fable Penelope seems largely forgotten, but its message continues to resonate; in fact, it feels more relevant than ever. Plus, the movie marks the beginning of Reece Witherspoon’s influential producing career.

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Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

The Academy has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020, but can the Oscars truly change unless Hollywood changes, too?

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate

Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate

Alliance of Women Film Journalists members celebrate big achievements in 2015 – if only there were more women film critics to celebrate. The ongoing discussion about the need to level the playing ground for women working in Hollywood is expanding to include those working in the documentary arena, and in film criticism. Looking ahead to 2016, the fight for equality in the film industry continues.

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Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do the milestones mark lasting change?

Women in film and TV marked milestones in 2015, but do those milestones mark lasting change?

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Switching genders: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ ‘Roadhouse’ reboot put women in leading roles originally written for men

Switching genders: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ ‘Roadhouse’ reboot put women in leading roles originally written for men

When filmmakers start casting women in roles originally written for men, it gives real hope that Hollywood might just be changing its sexist ways.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

It’s the age of the anti-hero at the movies, and Charlize Theron finally brings us an action anti-heroine worth rooting for in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” driving onto DVD and Blu-ray this week.

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Women filmmakers make ‘Mankiller’ documentary with a little help from ‘Walking Dead’ fans

Women filmmakers make ‘Mankiller’ documentary with a little help from ‘Walking Dead’ fans

Not only is an upcoming documentary on Wilma Mankiller telling an inspirational true story of a trailblazing woman, but it is also showing how women filmmakers can use their influence to tell stories that might not otherwise be told.

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Is ‘Trainwreck’ a feminist success or feminist failure?

Is ‘Trainwreck’ a feminist success or feminist failure?

Amy Schumer was being lauded as the new face of feminism before her first movie, “Trainwreck,” even opened in theaters. Is the romantic comedy a success or failure for feminist storytelling?

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Independent Women: Sundance Studies on Women in Indie Films Show Value of Support

Independent Women: Sundance Studies on Women in Indie Films Show Value of Support

For the past three years, the Sundance Institute has looked at its own participation numbers in its annual Sundance Festival with the aim of understanding the rate of participation by female filmmakers. What they have found shows that providing support to women means real improvements when it comes to numbers of movies by them making it to screens. What is more, their upcoming study for 2015 will look at what happens to the careers of women filmmakers after they appear at Sundance.

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Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Women’s Week: Oscar’s Curse, Girlhood, Female Squeeze and Herzog Hits on Women

Does Oscar contender Boyhood unintentionally highlight a girlhood problem? Richard Linklater’s epic traces the collapse of confidence of a demoralized girl character, Samantha, while exploring the bright future of the young male protagonist Mason, her brother. Meanwhile, two new studies are further fuel for the fire that scorches ambitions of women in the film industry. But on the plus side, Werner Herzog finally gets it – he wants to make more movies with female protagonists. Read on…

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