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Features

Screen adaptations a rarity for female authors

Widows and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald both hit theaters November 15, with the latter earning $9.1 million on its opening night according to early Deadline reports. Both films are written by best-selling authors – Widows by Gillian Flynn and Fantastic Beasts by JK Rowling. Their screenplays are entirely original, not adapted from novels.

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Tributes

Singing in the Reign: A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds

The women that Debbie portrayed were strong, persistent and thought for themselves. Beautiful, bold and strong, Reynolds helped infuse tenacity into the silver screen in her multi-decade career.

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Features

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.

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Features

A Woman’s Place…

In May of 1977, Star Wars, written and directed by George Lucas was released. It was the first film of the many-part space-opera that takes place in the past (despite the vast technological advantages). It starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinnes, and of course, the beloved late Carrie Fisher as “Princess Leia.” […]

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Events/Festivals

NYFF: Preview Guide to Female-Directed Features

Preview Guide to Female-Directed Feature Films at the 2016 New York Film Festival By Nora Lee Mandel     The 54th Annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) of the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) opens September 30, with a new documentary 13th by Ava DuVernay, renowned for Selma. (2014).  Running through October 16, the full […]

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