AFM 2018 Hot Market Debuts: Johnny Depp, George Miller, Julianne Moore Movies…But Not Enough Women Directors

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AFM 2018 Hot Market Debuts: Johnny Depp, George Miller, Julianne Moore Movies…But Not Enough Women Directors
There is a healthy variety of new movie packages at the American Film Market, which gets under way today in Santa Monica. As we noted in our preview, there are also some strong holdovers from recent markets (such as Eve and UglyDolls) and pre-existing projects which are being reconfigured with good new cast. Below is a selection of the hottest market debuts.

The depth of projects looks solid on paper. One aspect that isn’t so impressive: the ratio of female filmmakers. Only three of the 25 or so highlight projects below have women directors. A little like in Venice, while the number of female directors remains low there are at least a decent number of new projects with strong female characters and starring roles. These include Breaking News In Yuba County, Misbehaviour, Red Sonja, The Wind, and The Glorias. This is an improvement for a market (Afm) which has been
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