WonderCon: Women Rocking Hollywood Panel – Jennifer Merin reports

AWFJ member and senior contributor Leslie Combemale recently brought her 10th Women Rocking Hollywood panel to WonderCon in Los Angeles, on Saturday, March 30th, just in time to celebrate Women’s History Month. Hundreds of convention attendees who are fans of cinema and women in film were present to hear this year’s cohort of female filmmakers discuss their careers and latest projects. The panel included Anna Halberg, Amy Greene, Anna Biller, Erica Tremblay, and Andria Wilson Mirza, with Leslie Combemale moderating. Leslie is premiering the video from the panel here on AWFJ.org. Read on to learn more about each panelist and their contributions to the conversation. There is a link to the video of the panel at the end of this overview.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Women in Film/Netflix ReFrame Rise boosts women helmers & shooters – Brandy McDonnell reports

Women in Film is expanding its offerings to help elevate women directors and cinematographers at multiple stages of their careers through a newly expanded ReFrame Rise accelerator and an upcoming Women in Film Directors and Cinematographers Fellowship. These programs are made possible by support from the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, an initiative to build new opportunities for underrepresented communities within entertainment, according to a news release.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Are 2015’s Gender Gains Sustainable? Plus Blanchett, Streisand and Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women — Brandy McDonnell Reports

As 2015 comes to a close, the question becomes are women’s box office successes just milestones in a particularly good

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SPOTLIGHT June 2015: GEENA DAVIS, Actress, Activist, Festival Co-Founder

geenaIt’s never a bad time to take a moment to appreciate Geena Davis. Throughout her career, she’s brought iconic female characters to the big screen. But focusing AWFJ’s Spotlight on Davis at this time is a particularly fitting tribute to the Oscar-winning actress, coming as it does in the wake of Davis’ first annual Bentonville Film Festival. Read on…

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