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Borgen Premieres Saturday Night on Link TV

28 October 2011 8:30 AM, PDT

For those of you out there who still wish Commander in Chief had lasted more than a handful of episodes I have some good news. The Danes (who actually just elected their own female Prime Minister--Helle Thorning-Schmidt) have exported a new political series - Borgen. And the even better news is that NBC has bought the show and will remake it with the team form Friday Night Lights. The show is about how the the first female Prime Minister comes into power in Denmark. It is in Danish, but I didn't mind the subtitles at all because the story is… »

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Melissa McCarthy Covers EW Comedy Issue

28 October 2011 7:15 AM, PDT

Here's the great photo of her on the cover and also her as Divine. Issue lands on newsstands today. Here's some of her quotes: But I think I’m more confident than I’ve ever felt in my life. Comedy to me is all about the bumps and bruises and weird tics...It’s everything you find out about somebody when you fall in love with them that on paper is really creepy but you find adorable. This Week's Cover: Melissa McCarthy rules our 2011 Comedy Issue (EW) Purely divine (NY Post) »

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Films By and About Women

28 October 2011 3:38 AM, PDT

Women Centric Currently Playing Janie Jones The Mighty Macs Oranges and Sunshine Martha Marcy May Marlene Dirty Girl What's Your Number - written by Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan Margaret I Don't Know How She Does It Happy, Happy - directed by Anne Sewitsky Love Crime Higher Ground – directed by Vera Farmiga Circumstance - written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz Colombiana Mozart's Sister The Help The Whistleblower – directed by Larysa Kondracki, written by Kondracki and Eilias Kirwan Sarah's Key The Names of Love - co-written by Baya Kasmi Women Directed Films Currently Playing My Reincarnation - Jennifer Fox… »

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Janie Jones

28 October 2011 1:15 AM, PDT

Janie Jones is a heartwarming father daughter story. It is inspired by the true story of writer/director David Rosenthal about the introduction of a father to the teenage daughter he never knew he had. Abigail Breslin, who is officially no longer a kid, plays the teen who has lived her life with her single mom and is one of those kids that has had to grow up way before her time because she has to take care of her junkie mom (played by Elisabeth Shue.) »

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Janie Jones

28 October 2011 1:15 AM, PDT

Janie Jones is a heartwarming father daughter story. It is inspired by the true story of writer/director David Rosenthal about the introduction of a father to the teenage daughter he never knew he had. Abigail Breslin, who is officially no longer a kid, plays the teen who has lived her life with her single mom and is one of those kids that has had to grow up way before her time because she has to take care of her junkie mom (played by Elisabeth Shue.) »

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Borgen Premieres Saturday Night on Link TV

28 October 2011 12:30 AM, PDT

For those of you out there who still wish Commander in Chief had lasted more than a handful of episodes I have some good news. The Danes (who actually just elected their own female Prime Minister -- Helle Thorning-Schmidt) have exported a new political series - Borgen. And the even better news is that NBC has bought the show and will remake it with the team form Friday Night Lights. »

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Borgen Premieres Saturday Night on Link TV

28 October 2011 12:30 AM, PDT

For those of you out there who still wish Commander in Chief had lasted more than a handful of episodes I have some good news. The Danes (who actually just elected their own female Prime Minister -- Helle Thorning-Schmidt) have exported a new political series - Borgen. And the even better news is that NBC has bought the show and will remake it with the team form Friday Night Lights. »

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Making the Case for Lynne Ramsay in the Best Director Discussion

27 October 2011 8:29 AM, PDT

When I came back from the Toronto Film Festival and I was asked what the best movie I saw there at the top of my list was We Need to Talk About Kevin. I just thought it was a really intense film about a very difficult subject and the actors, director and the whole team hit it out of the park. While "Kevin" has been on people's radar screens for awards consideration, especially Tilda Swinton for her brave performance, the film hasn't gotten the traction it needs (granted it hasn't opened yet, but lots of the potential nominees have not… »

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The Help Hits the UK

27 October 2011 6:55 AM, PDT

How lucky are the folks thinking about The Help Oscar campaign that they have another opportunity to get Viola Davis out in the press talking about the film and challenging Hollywood to create more films like The Help. (Next time we will hope for the African American women to have some other occupation in the film) Here's Emma Stone and Viola talking to a reporter from The Telegraph. Here's one of the questions to Viola: Do you think Hollywood will learn anything from the success of this film? Viola: That's for Hollywood to answer. I hope that they see this… »

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The Education of Dee Dee Ricks Premieres on HBO Tomorrow Night

26 October 2011 7:44 AM, PDT

When we first meet Dee Dee Ricks she is newly diagnosed with breast cancer. While breast cancer sucks for everyone who has it, in the grander scheme of things, Dee Dee was lucky. She had lots of money as a consultant to hedge funds, she had great insurance, she was able to get some great health care. But cancer changed Dee Dee. She went from a woman who seemed very superficial and cared more about appearances than substance to a real crusader. Through her cancer her eyes were opened up to the differences in treatment for people with insurance and… »

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Guest Post: What do Afghan Women Want? By Gini Reticker

25 October 2011 8:18 AM, PDT

Throughout the last year, as the director of a documentary film that follows three Afghan women, I’ve been peppered by friends and family with a recurring question: What do Afghan women want? Or more specifically: Do Afghan women want the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan, or to stay and protect their rights? Everyone was so accustomed to seeing Afghan women portrayed as victims by the media that it was hard for them to imagine the strength of the women we were meeting. For many, the conclusion seemed to be a binary choice between U.S. military presence and supporting Afghan women’s… »

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What Up With Hating on Madonna?

24 October 2011 9:06 AM, PDT

I've been watching the roll out of Madonna's film W.E. with a lot of interest. Aside from the fact that it is a film about women directed by a woman, Madonna is a huge celebrity and I can't think of any female directors who have as big a profile as she does. Women directors are not stars like male directors. Kathryn Bigelow has a high profile now because of her Oscar win, but most women directors operate under the radar screen. I feel like Madonna is getting the Barbra Streisand treatment. The so you think you can be a singer,… »

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Women's Media Center - Social Media Award

24 October 2011 8:18 AM, PDT

While I am not in the habit of self promotion, I wanted you all to know that I have been nominated by the Women's Media Center for their first Social Media Award. The award will be given out at their event on November 30. There are 26 other wonderful women nominated. You can see all the nominees here. If you are so inclined, you can also cast your vote for me! Voting ends November 15. Vote here. »

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