A Chat With Liz Hannah, Screenwriter of The Post, on Bringing Katharine Graham Back to Life

The Post is the story of Katharine Graham, the first-ever woman publisher of a national American newspaper*, whose tenure happened to land during the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971—when journalists were able to expose the lies the US government was feeding the public about the Vietnam War. Further, it’s a…

Percentage of Women Working Behind the Scenes in Film Hasn't Increased in 2 Decades

In discussions of women representation in film, phrases that get thrown around a lot are “female-led” or “female-driven” stories—and just how much we need them. The Handmaids Tale is described as a “female-driven” project, but Bruce Miller ultimately takes home the Emmy for best writing. Three Billboards Outside…

Mary Harron on Mad Women, Unreliable Narrators, and Directing Alias Grace 

As both director and writer, Mary Harron has produced some of the most memorable explorations of gender onscreen. From I Shot Andy Warhol to The Notorious Bettie Page and even her sly and stylish deconstruction of American Psycho, Harron’s films have always approached the interrelationship of violence, gender, and…

There Is a New Writing Lab for Women Screenwriters Because Goddammit We Really Need More of Them 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you are literally Aaron Sorkin, you might know that women have a hard time getting their movies made. In the top 250 movies of 2016 only 7% of directors and 13% of writers were women, which is strange when you remember that women accounted for (shocker!) 52% of movie-going…

177 Critics Picked the Best Films of the Century. Guess How Many Were Directed By Women!

The BBC published its long-awaited list of the 21st century’s best films, as selected by 177 film critics from around the world. Lists like these are meant to drum up conversations and controversies, and when appearing online they’re usually the creations of a single author—a single critical mind. But the BBC has …

Director Says Working With Adam Levine and Mark Ruffalo Is Great, But Not Keira Knightley. Hmmm 

In an interview with The Independent, director John Carney spoke about the process of making his 2014 film Begin Again. He called Mark Ruffalo a “fantastic actor.” He said Adam Levine is “a joy to work with.” But when mentioning Keira Knightley, the film’s female lead, he had some markedly different comments.

Veteran Production Designer Eve Stewart On The Danish Girl & Women in Film: An Interview

As public focus on diversity in the film industry intensifies, it’s more important than ever to highlight the work of the amazing and talented women who have devoted their careers to film production. This is why I jumped at the chance to interview Eve Stewart, an Oscar-nominated production designer who has been…

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