Currently Browsing: January 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 49th NAACP Image Awards were held in Pasadena last night, recognizing people of color making strides in film, music, literature and television.
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.
Froehle has and continues to do for women in film what Redford has done for the independent filmmaker…provide opportunities for great storytellers.
“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.”
Lauzen’s annual Celluloid Ceiling report reveals statistics that have virtually remained unchanged for 20 years.
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.
The 71st British Academy Film Awards nominations remain predominantly male, predominantly white. In the Best Director category, every nominee was a white 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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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).
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.
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.