Arts: Performing Arts Opinion/POV

‘Promising Young Woman’ vs. ‘I May Destroy You’: Messaging in the Me Too Era

FF2 Guest Post by Shelby Cooke The “Me Too” movement and the revelations of rampant sexual abuse in creative industries (especially in Hollywood) have opened conversations about women’s mistreatment and disadvantages. Conversations about these issues are slowly becoming more mainstream. Four years later, film and television makers are finally amplifying women’s voices, with 2020 boasting […]

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Opinion/POV

FF2 Adds a New Section for Opinion Pieces!

Today we’re adding a new “opinions” section. If you’ve got a POV to share, do let us know!

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Arts: Performing Arts Events/Festivals

From Armenia With Love, Roza Melkumyan Presents ‘SWAN: Armenian Women in Film’

On May 24th, 2021, at the Birthright Armenia office, I facilitated a panel with three bright, talented Armenian women filmmakers, Lilit Movsisyan, Emily Mkrtichian, and Victoria Aleksanyan. We discussed their past, present, and future projects and their experiences in the film industry and their unique perspectives as women on the Armenian film scene. We also screened clips from their work.

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Arts: Performing Arts Features

As ‘Bridesmaids’ Turns 10, Let’s All “Hold On” to Its Happy Ending

We all love a good wedding comedy. Bridesmaids (2011) does an excellent job of making us—the women in the audience—laugh out loud at the ridiculous contrasts between “Annie” (Kristen Wiig) who is the long-time best friend of the bride and new wannabe number one “Helen” (Rose Byrne). The Wiig/Mumolo screenplay—by Wiig and co-screenwriter Annie Mumalo—artfully […]

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Arts: Performing Arts Milestones

How Melissa McCarthy Just Keeps Rising, from ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Bridesmaids’ to the Oscars

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bridesmaids with Fathom Events, Amelie talks through Melissa McCarthy’s career that spans three decades.

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Arts: Applied Arts Features

Confidence, Comedy & Collaborative Costuming: Meet Costume Designer Leesa Evans

As part of our 10th- anniversary tribute to the modern comedic classic Bridesmaids, Roza Melkumyan explores the filmography of its costume designer, Leesa Evans, who has costumed and collaborated with some of today’s funniest female comedians!

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