WEEK IN WOMEN: AFI Fest Opens and Closes with Femme-helmed, Femme-focused Films – Brandy McDonnell reports

2018 AFI Film Fest puts strong women in focus. Held in Hollywood from November 8-15 in Hollywood,the American Film Institute’s prestigious fall film celebration is set to open with Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, OnThe Basis of Sex and to close with Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 9 TO 5 sequel, ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ reboot, RGB and OCEAN’S 8 to DCD — Brandy McDonnell

The hours may be different these days, but Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are going back to work

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SPOTLIGHT August 2015: Natalie Portman, Actress, Activist and Crusader for Women Directors

portman excerptBeing an Oscar-winning actress isn’t the reason Natalie Portman is this month’s SPOTLIGHT. In addition to long-time advocacy work for a number of causes—animal rights, female education, and mircofinance among them—Portman is an outspoken supporter of the need for women directors. Read on…

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