Tag Archives: Women in film

Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.  

peeples_teamTina Gordon Chism and Stephanie Allain

It’s always exciting to see another female director and producer duo on the scene. Writer/director Tina Gordon Chism and producer Stephanie Allain are the dream team behind the comedy “Peeples” starring Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson (now in theaters). Chism is the writer behind “ATL” and “Drumline”; “Peeples” is her directorial debut. In between producing independent films, Allain is also the director of the LA Film Festival. The next collaboration for these ladies will be Inheritance”a New Orleans thriller script sold to Sony in April.

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Where Are The Brown Women Filmmakers?


A weekly spotlight on inspiring female directors of color and their latest projects.  

photo_1323880449608-1-0Susan Youssef

Susan Youssef is another festival award-winning filmmaker that I follow on Twitter. Her tale of forbidden love in Gaza, “Habibi” is touring this month as part of Human Rights Film Festival, screening in Israel (April 13), London (April 19) and across Switzerland. You can purchase the film on DVD as well. Her next feature, “Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf” has received support from the Doha Institute. The story follows an Arab-American girl who must come to terms with her sexuality (originally a short that played at Sundance).
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APPLY: Women In Film Wants Your Rough Cuts (4/29 deadline)


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Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund

Deadlines: April 15 (Early) and April 29 (Final)
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Filmmaker Quote of the Day: Kathryn Bigelow


“I’m drawn to filmmaking that can transport me. Film can immerse you, put you there.”
– Kathryn Bigelow, Director (HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY)
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“Heroines of Cinema” offers fresh approach to discussing women in film


There is simply not enough time to read all that the internet has to offer. Just when I think I’ve got a perfectly balanced and diverse lineup of film enthusiasts to browse through each week, I find myself adding another to my bookmark folder. Today’s newest addition is a weekly column on Indiewire called “Heroines of Cinema”.

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