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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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Martha Coolidge’s REAL GENIUS Anni Spotlights Static Stats, plus Emma Thompson, Thelma Schoonmaker and 25 Top Female Directors – Brandy McDonnell comments

Thirty years after Martha Coolidge released Real Genius, she’s still a rarity in Hollywood: A female director. After advances in the 1980s and ’90s, women have lost ground in the entertainment industry during the past 20 years. This week, Decider.com lists 25 female directors you should know, Emma Thompson speaks out against Hollywood agism and sexism, the DGA honors Thelma Schoonmaker and Sue Kroll at Warner Bros. Read more>>

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March 2014 Spotlight: Thelma Schoonmaker, Film Editor, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

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Thelma Schoonmaker deserved the Academy’s nod this year for the Best Editing Oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street. We’re giving it to her here. After all, what would this 2014 Best Picture Oscar nominee be without Thelma’s incisive finishing touch – a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

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