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Julie Delpy Says a Financier Pulled Out of Her Film “On Nothing Except the Fact I Was a Woman”

The Hollywood Reporter states that a key financier meant to have committed "around 20 percent of the budget", pulled out of the film in late November just before Thanksgiving.

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Things We Saw Today: The Entire Front Page of Reddit Showcases Which Senators Sold Us Out Over Net Neutrality

And the ones who didn't.

It's striking to see the names and faces of the Congresspeople who might destroy net neutrality like this, alongside the telecom $$$ they happily pocketed.

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Things We Saw Today: Want to Craft a Not-Awful Apology? There’s a Video Game for That

If you're wondering if you're part of the problem, and what to do about it, game designer Elizabeth Sampat has designed a guide for recognizing behavior and crafting meaningful, sincere apologies. Considering how difficult that seems to be for so many people, this guide is almost infuriatingly simple.

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Wishes Captain Marvel Were First. I Say, Be the Studio That Has MORE THAN ONE.

One of the reasons that we love the Wonder Woman solo film so much, in addition to Patty Jenkins' masterful direction and a damn-near-perfect performance by Gal Gadot, is because it was the first time that moviegoers got a genuinely good film with a female superhero at its center. Now, we have Marvel's Captain Marvel to look forward to, and Kevin Feige has some mixed feelings about that.

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Greta Gerwig’s Adorable Letter to Justin Timberlake Is as Personal & Beautiful as Lady Bird Itself

Greta Gerwig talked to Seth Meyers about the letter she wrote to Justin Timberlake, asking if she could use one of his songs in her new movie, Lady Bird. It's an adorable video, but its real beauty is in how it reflects so much about the movie itself. And in watching this cute interview, I find myself flooded with admiration for the film all over again.

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Review: The Breadwinner Is Exactly the Kind of Female-Led and Created Story We Need Right Now

4.5 out of 5 stars.

In the flurry of news about all the world's terribleness, let's not forget that there are still examples of beauty and love to be enjoyed. One such example is a gorgeous animated film called The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, based on the children's novel by Deborah Ellis.

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Interview: The 100‘s Eliza Taylor Trades Genre for Contemporary Grit in New Film Thumper

One of the things that makes The CW's The 100 so awesome is the nuanced and finely-calibrated central performance by Eliza Taylor, who plays our favorite bisexual dystopian leader, Clarke Griffin. In the new movie Thumper, Taylor brings that talent to a realistic, contemporary story about the American opioid epidemic from the point of view of the underprivileged youth most likely to buy and deal.

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Taraji P. Henson Set to Erase the Memory of Mel Gibson by Starring In What Men Want

I am here for anything Taraji P. Henson-related, but I have to admit when I first heard that she was set to star in What Men Want, a Paramount remake of the Nancy Meyers rom-com What Women Want starring sexist notorious scumbag racist Mel Gibson, my first instinct was to get hugely annoyed.

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Women in Film, and a New App Called “Agent,” Create Resources for Sexual Harassment Victims

As we deal with the daily announcements of accusations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and rape, it becomes clear that one of the biggest reasons women keep silent is because they do not have a safe place to speak out. Thankfully, technology is helping to change that.

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Ellen Page Sheds Light on the Homophobic Side of Hollywood Harassment and Assault

A day after it was announced that Ellen Page would be taking one of the lead roles in the upcoming Umbrella Academy series for Netflix, she's taken the opportunity to post a statement on her Facebook page addressing the extent of the sexual harassment and assault that goes on in Hollywood. Not only does she speak to her own experiences, but she attempts to amplify those who don't have her privileges.

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Exclusive Clip: Marianna Palka’s Feminist Dark Comedy Bitch Shows a Family in Shambles When Mom Disappears

The emotional and domestic labor that women are expected to provide for free (while men get to think about themselves and their own needs) often gets taken for granted. In this exclusive clip from the upcoming feminist dark comedy, Bitch, we see what a family might look like if Mom suddenly weren't around.

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Rose McGowan to Speak at Women’s Convention in Detroit

After news broke almost a week ago that Rose McGowan was canceling all of her speaking engagements after dealing with the media storm that surrounded her after being one of the loudest voices in the Weinstein/Hollywood Men are scum scandal. Those of us who have been supporting Rose, even when she misfires, have been waiting to see what she will be doing next. Well, the answer is: Rose McGowan will be speaking at the Women's Convention.

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The OA‘s Brit Marling Shines a Light on the “Economics of Consent”

Brit Marling, creator and star of Netflix's The OA among other works, has written an insightful piece on the "economics of consent."

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Hollywood’s Female Crew Members Experience the Same Harassment as Stars, But Lack Their Protections

Hollywood harassment isn't limited to stars, but when sharing their stories, below the line crew members don't see the protections that come with having a famous face.

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Francesca Andre’s Short Film Charcoal Explores Generational Effects of Colorism

You can't go very far as a woman of color without encountering the oppressive nature of colorism. While it certainly affects men's lives as well, the way it's tied to beauty standards for women (and the sexism involved in women being taught their only value lies in physical beauty) makes the way in which they interact with it distinct. Filmmaker Francesca Andre explores this in a unique way in her short film, Charcoal.

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Rose McGowan Cancels All Upcoming Appearances Because She Has Activism to Do

Ever since news of Harvey Weinstein's abuses broke, actress-director-activist Rose McGowan has been at the center of a lot of support, backlash, and everything in between. Add onto that the general emotional overwhelm we've all felt as all the "me toos" started rolling out, and it's understandable that McGowan might not be too keen on flash bulbs and film industry hoopla right now.

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Don’t Let the Title Fool You: Bitch Looks Like a Worthwhile Feminist Satire

Director Marianna Palka has taken a loaded word and a batshit premise and managed to create a feminist satire that seems to be as insightful and incisive as it is funny and weird. Check out the trailer for her new film, Bitch, above!

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Kevin Smith Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Donating All TWC Residuals to ‘Women In Film’ Non-Profit

On his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On, Smith said that he will be donating all his future The Weinstein Company Residuals to the non-profit, Women in Film. WIF works to advocate and advance the careers of women working in film, television and all media/digital industries.

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Hollywood is Rife With Sexual Harassment, Now What? Some Proposed Solutions and Actions

We've read the scandalous news stories, the op-eds, and the think-pieces (we've even written some). We've stood in solidarity with those who've told their stories, and we've vowed that, despite the fact that Hollywood has been a hostile place toward women basically since its inception, that this time is different. This time, we're actually going to do something about this. So, what is Hollywood doing?

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Ava DuVernay Helps Bring Us Together, Like The Awesome Queen She Is

In these dark times, we find ourselves looking for heroes to help guide us through the uphill battle that is slowly dismantling toxic masculinity and the influence those men have over our world. Thankfully, the universe gave us Ava DuVernay.

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