Julia Lasker 176 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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Happy Birthday to Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke!

Happy birthday to Catherine Hardwicke! Today is an excellent day to look back at Catherine’s incredible career.

Catherine began her career as a production designer, getting the chance to work with many esteemed filmmakers like Cameron Crowe, Richard Linklater, and fellow female filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko.read more.


Screenwriter Linda Woolverton Brought New Depth to Disney

On the release date of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Linda Woolverton. Linda’s films, which incorporate imagination and whimsy with depth and intrigue, are among the favorite films of adults and children alike. 

Born and raised in Long Beach (CA), Linda was involved in youth theater from a young age.read more.


Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson Delves into the Deep & Dark

The Girl On the Train, a thriller about a woman who becomes embroiled in a murder mystery when she witnesses a shocking event during her daily train commute, was released seven years ago today to great acclaim. This well-crafted and enthralling thriller was written by none other than Erin Cressida Wilson. 

Erin Cressida Wilson is a screenwriter and playwright, known for creating stories which are often dark and sexy, and always captivating.read more.


Angie Thomas’s “The Hate U Give” & the Power of the YA Genre

On this day in 2018, The Hate U Give was released in theaters. An emotional portrait of the impacts of police brutality on one young woman, The Hate U Give was based on the impactful young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. It was Angie’s commitment to telling stories such as this one, and representing experiences like her own, that made this world-shifting film happen. read more.


Andrea Arnold’s Authenticity: From Troubled Teens to Dairy Cows

7 years ago today, American Honey was released in theaters, so we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate its creator, Andrea Arnold, one of the most impactful filmmakers of our time.

Andrea Arnold is a British filmmaker, known for her boundary-pushing films which leave a profound impact on anyone who watches them.read more.


Filmmaker Maria von Heland’s Search for Happiness

On the anniversary of the release of the poignant film Hector and the Search for Happiness, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate its esteemed screenwriter, Maria von Heland!

Maria von Heland is a Swedish director and screenwriter, who has been involved in the creation of over twenty television series and films.read more.