Currently Browsing: January 2018

A Common Thread: A look at this year’s Oscar noms

Throughout this season, we have noticed one thing about a lot of the films coming out that have something in common: passionate women.

From Lady Bird to The Post, from Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to I, Tonya, films this year have featured women front and center.

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FF2 Media critic Pam Powell predicts ‘tight race’ Oscars

Contributor Pamela Powell represented FF2 Media at the Oscars Nominations Panel hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center. Powell discusses her Oscars predictions and shared her thoughts.

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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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She’s Royalty to Me: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Her eclectic talents, humorous demeanor and candor  made losing her all the harder. Our “beloved princess” may be gone, but she shall remain a force to reckoned with forever.

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Greta Gerwig nominated for best director Oscar

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.

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Mixed reactions to Oscar noms at Siskel Center panel

The Gene Siskel Film Center held its annual film critics reaction panel for the 90th Academy Awards Nominations Panel on Tuesday, January 23 with contributor Pamela Powell.

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‘Ophelia’ director Claire McCarthy talks contemporary take on Hamlet

Director Claire McCarthy who earlier this month was named as one of 10 “directors to watch” in Variety Magazine, sat down to talk with me at the Sundance Film Festival just days before the world premiere of her film Ophelia.  

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Director Bethany Ashton Wolf’s long road to ‘Forever My Girl’

Her first studio film, Roadside’s Forever My Girl, is receiving a far larger distribution and is dramatically different in tone and structure from Little Chenier.

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Pam Powell talks women filmmakers at Sundance: ‘We are making progress’

With an increase of women in the directors chair (timely, given the #MeToo Movement) Powell notes that conversation regarding opportunities for women were discussed immediately by Sundance founder Robert Redford.

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Recognize your favorite film? #SheDirectedThat

Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only four women have been nominated for the best director Oscar. Tweet us @FF2_Media to let us know what your favorite female-directed movies are with the hash tag #SheDirectedThat.

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Women win big at 49th NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards were held in Pasadena last night, recognizing people of color making strides in film, music, literature and television.

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AWFJ honors women in film with ‘female focus’ category

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), made up of professional female film critics, announced winners in three categories at their annual EDA Awards last week.

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Froehle champions women, brings nine films to Sundance

Froehle has and continues to do for women in film what Redford has done for the independent filmmaker…provide opportunities for great storytellers.

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From the archives: Lauzen says ‘virtually no movement’ for women filmmakers (2003)

“if you can change women’s representation in the media, you will change women’s place in the world. I think it’s that simple. But if change comes, it will come slowly.”

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2017 Report: Percentage of women filmmakers stagnant for 20 years

Lauzen’s annual Celluloid Ceiling report reveals statistics that have virtually remained unchanged for 20 years.

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Time’s up: How women nominees fared at the 75th Golden Globes

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.

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BAFTA nominations remain male, white

The 71st British Academy Film Awards nominations remain predominantly male, predominantly white. In the Best Director category, every nominee was a white male.

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New York Jewish Film Festival remains predominantly male

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.

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Associate Nicola Freedman

Associate Nicola Freedman graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and History. Now based in London, she has been working at a number of film, media and creative companies, as she pursues a career in film and television. Having joined FF2 Media in February 2017, Nicola has […]

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Writers Guild nominations quadruple for women

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.

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Contributing Editor Katusha Jin

My name is Katusha and I write features and reviews for FF2 Media. I find it important to contribute to FF2 Media because I am a believer of its cause: lending a voice to overlooked female filmmakers. As a female filmmaker myself, I can certainly see the need for more women role models in the […]

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Hashtag campaign celebrates women, minorities

The new hashtag campaign – #GoldenRobes – has been created to celebrate the achievements of women and minority directors overlooked by Golden Globes voters (the Hollywood Foreign Press Association).

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Associate Malin Jörnvi

My name is Malin Jörnvi, and since hearing those words by Marlon Brando during one of my first acting classes freshman year, it has been my guiding principle.

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ aca-awesome? To some.

When it comes to the highly-anticipated final movie in the Pitch Perfect trilogy, I enjoyed it, but keep in mind there’s not one of the three movies where I walked in to the theater expecting to see an Oscar-worthy performance.

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

FF2 Media asks the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to acknowledge these films for Oscar consideration.

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