Lady Bird writer-director Greta Gerwig is the first female nominee in the best director category at the Academy Awards since Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.
Advocates in support of women were both heard and seen at last night's 75th Golden Globe Awards. The nominees and presenters all wore black in support of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors, and to send a message about ending gender inequality in the workplace.
Only two of the features are directed by women. The first, The Last Goldfish, is an 81-minute documentary by Australian director Su Goldfish, which documents her journey after discovering she has siblings. She uncovers her family history before and after Nazism and her Jewish heritage.
In 2017, Allison Schroeder, nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for Hidden Figures, was the stand alone woman nominated for film writing last year. The 2018 Writers Guild Awards nominations, however, include a dramatic increase in female representation.
FF2 Media mourns the loss of comic actress Rose Marie, who died yesterday at the age of 94. “The longest active career in the entertainment industry” was celebrated with the November release of the documentary on her life, Christina Tucker and Jason Wise’s Wait For Your Laugh. The Dick Van Dyke Show creator Carl Reiner…
Notable snubs include Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman (the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman), Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (the highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes) and Dee Rees for Mudbound (the multiple award-winning film available on Netflix).
The 55th New York Film Festival of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, September – October 2017, featured some of the best documentaries by women directors this year. Using a wide variety of expressive, entertaining, poignant and educational styles, the films reveal both the neglected past and the troubled present. Top selections include: Faces Places…