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A forgotten force: Remembering ‘Empire Strikes Back’ writer Leigh Brackett

Fan favorite Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was ranked number one – the only Star Wars film with a credited female screenwriter.


Gerwig reigns supreme at Chicago International Film Festival

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was held in Streeterville Oct. 12-26, featuring films from more than 30 female directors from 29 countries.


Television Academy increases Emmy noms for women writers, directors

The Television Academy announced its 2017 Emmy award nominees July 13, with a substantial number of female nominees in its writing and directing categories. Director Jamie Babbitt is nominated for the HBO comedy Silicon Valley, while Kate Dennis and Reed Morano are recognized for respective episodes of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Lesli Linka Glatter is […]


Spanning Generations: 20 summer films by women

Ducking into an air-conditioned movie theater for a few hours is weaved into the fabric of summer, and many of our favorite summertime flicks were written and directed by women. From stories of aliens to superheroes to small towns, from Oz in the 1930s to Themyscira of 2017, these 20 stories are perfect for summer-night […]


Feminism is funny: Writing team inspires a generation with female-led comedies

It has come to my attention that the maintenance staff is switching our toilet paper from Charmin to generic. All those opposed to chafing, please say ‘Aye.’ – Legally Blonde Feminism is funny. In researching our favorite funny films from the early 2000s, we found a surprising common thread – writing team Karen McCullah and Kirsten […]