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Ten female composers who are writing great film scores

Composing film scores is a field within the movie industry that is still overwhelmingly monopolized by men. A study published last year found that of the 100 top-grossing movies of the last twelve years, only 1.4% had a score composed by a woman. And yet, there are female composers: a handful who have been steadily […]

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Remembering the importance of films that tell immigrant stories

Asians are given very little screen time, and when they are given roles, many fall into stereotypes—we’ve all seen the tech nerd or introverted awkward character played by an Asian. Almost six percent of America’s population is Asian, yet as a minority, many still experience “perpetual foreigner syndrome,” which is when minority group citizens are […]

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Lynn Shelton’s films made you laugh in the moment, think for days, remember forever

I can’t believe I’m writing this piece. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Lynn Shelton, urging people to support her work and help her succeed as a filmmaker. I went on and on about how wonderful I thought she was. On May 16, she died from a blood disorder at the age […]

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From ‘Guardians’ to ‘Fast & Furious 10’ Nicole Perlman makes marvelous impact on tentpole hits

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media pays tribute to the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Nicole Perlman’s debut into the film industry was on a bigger scale than most. Her first credited writing piece was […]

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With ‘Fast Times’ and ‘Clueless’ Amy Heckerling is a persistent, resistant filmmaker

When we look back at the 1980s and 1990s, it seems like Hollywood was a lot more open to having women direct mainstream comedies. Even more so than now. Many of the women at the time were known in other areas before being entrusted with a position behind the camera, including the likes of Nancy […]

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Arts Beyond Film

Dreams for SWAN Day 2020: What happened, and what we wanted to happen

We’d like to take this space to appreciate the awesome events and communities FF2 members had been building for a pre-pandemic SWAN Day 2020.

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