TIFF 2017: Angela Robinson on PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN — Pam Grady Interviews (Exclusive)

One of the happy surprises of Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Women, may share

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SPOTLIGHT, July 2016: Meera Menon, Director of EQUITY

meera with hand to jawMeera Menon’s Equity signals the emergence of a bright new female director with a passion for exploring feminist issues. Menon galvanizes audiences with her use of an entertaining financial thriller meme to explicate what women face in a male-dominated business environment. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT June 2016: Susanna White, Director, OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

susanna white 1As director of Our Kind of Traitor, the upcoming John le Carre flick, British filmmaker Susanna White bucks the gender trend on male helmed thrillers. She’s also outspoken on behalf of women seeking careers in film. That makes this the right time for her to take her turn in the AWFJ SPOTLIGHT. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT May 2016: Rachel Rosen, Programmer, San Francisco International Film Festival

rachel rosen head 1Rachel Rosen has been programming films for 25 years. Her influence has been felt at the San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco International Film Festival, New York’s Film Forum, Film Independent and the LA Film Festival. Read what she has to say about women’s work in the film festival world.

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SPOTLIGHT April 2016: Emayatzy Corinealdi, Actress, Rising Star of MILES AHEAD

emayatzy1Emayatzy Corinealdi’s performance as Frances Taylor in Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s brilliant Miles Davis biopic, is pitch perfect. Following her feature debut as the lead in Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Miles Ahead establishes Corinealdi as an exceptionally strong actress who brings complex women characters to life on the big screen. We applaud her and want to see more. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT March 2016: Margaret Sixel, Film Editor, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

sixel head 1The Oscar is just the latest addition to the many she has already received—a list that includes a BAFTA, the Australian Film Institute’s AACTA, and AWFJ’s EDA Award, among others—for her work in giving shape, form, and nail-biting tension to Mad Max: Fury Road. After over 30 years in the business, it was Sixel’s first action movie. It will certainly not be her last. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT February 2016: Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Filmmaker The Lure

agnieszka Smocz 2 small headshotOne of the happy surprises of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was Polish Filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s debut feature, The Lure, which premiered in the International Dramatic Competition. The film — a musical-fantasy-horror-romance hybrid — is an entirely engaging original. Read on…

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SPOTLIGHT January 2016: Jennifer Phang, Filmmaker, Advantageous

phang 1 croppedSince Jennifer Phang’s Advantageous premiered at Sundance 2015, where it won a special jury prize, the film has found a home on NetFlix and is nominated for an Indie Spirit Award. Jennifer Phang is a filmmaker to watch in 2016. Read on…

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