Category Archives: zJan’s News

SP: 2016 Rendezvous

NYC Shout-Out: This year's Rendezvous with French Cinema (sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center) is now underway. Here is a sneak peek at some of my favorites.

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AFF 2016 Begins

Ring the bells: The fifth annual Athena Film Festival opened at Barnard College in Manhattan last night under the magnificent leadership of Co-Founders Kathryn "Kitty" Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein. And this year, FF2 Media is a Silver Level Co-Sponsor 🙂 … Continue reading

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Waitress on Broadway

NYC Shout-Out: Celebrate the 9th annual International SWAN Day on Broadway! Join us on Sunday, March 27 for opening weekend at the new Broadway musical Waitress! Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful) stars as “Jenna” in this uplifting new musical celebrating female … Continue reading

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Transition to Bechdel-Wallace Test!

FF2 Media is proud to announce the launch of The Bechdel-Wallace Test! Formerly known as “The Bechdel Test,” based on the 1985 comic strip by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the measurement of female significance in film is now “The Bechdel-Wallace Test.” The change … Continue reading

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THE BECHDEL TEST FEST: 2015

Founder of The Bechdel Test Fest, Corrina Antrobus, was dismayed at the poor representation of women in film. In 2013, only 15% of the top 100 films released had a female protagonist. By June 2014, less than half of cinematic … Continue reading

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Hooray for GLAMOUR (6/15)

Peek Inside the June '15 Issue of Glamour Magazine Page 36: Interview with actress Judy Greer “Why should a man make more than me?” Page 38: Sidebar “Pop Quiz = Who Earned More?” Page 130: Chat with filmmaker Jennifer Siebel … Continue reading

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Subscribe, Comment and Like: Documenting the real-girls of YouTube

By Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Aside from crime-fighting heroines in dystopian worlds or century-old Disney princesses -  strong, relatable girl characters are almost nonexistent in the multiplex. Young girls are looking elsewhere for relatable entertainment: their phones, their tablets, and … Continue reading

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3/29: At the Quad

Info coming soon...

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Meet Activist Kylie Angell

Exclusive Interview with University of Connecticut Alumna and Activist Kylie Angell by FF2 Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky ************************* BKP: How did you get involved with It Happened Here? KA: I started working with fellow activists at the end of my … Continue reading

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The Longevity of Mae Whitman: International Women’s Day

By Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky After venturing out to see The Duff for the second time, I have come to the realization that actress Mae Whitman has been a permanent fixture in the background of my 22-year-old life. As … Continue reading

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