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FF2 Adds a New Section for Opinion Pieces!

Today we’re adding a new “opinions” section.

If you’ve got a POV to share, do let us know!

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Congratulations to Alexandra Byrne on Her Oscar Nomination

With the 93rd Academy Award nominations announced on Monday, Alexandra Byrne is now a six-time Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design. Byrne is nominated for her work on Emma. (2020), alongside Bina Daigeler for Mulan (2020), Massimo Cantini Parrini for Pinocchio (2021), Ann Roth for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), and Trish Summerville for Mank (2020).read more.

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The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)

In many sectors of society right now, it feels like we may finally be reaching a point of progress in battles we’ve been fighting for centuries. The Oscars’ 2020 initiative to be more inclusive is no exception. read more.

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New ‘Star Wars’ announcements prove gender parity isn’t far, far away

Academy Award-nominated 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns will co-write an upcoming Star Wars installment with fellow 2019 Oscar nominee Taika Waititi, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay honor in February for writing Jojo Rabbit. The Thor and Hunt For Wilderpeople director is collaborating with Wilson-Cairns for the first time, Lucasfilm confirmed in an announcement May 4, (as in “May the Fourth be with you”).read more.

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Watch at Home: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ & more from female filmmakers

Charlie's Angels

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 3/13/2020 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):

  • Charlie’s Angels – Elizabeth Banks (writer-director)
  • The Dog Doc – Cindy Meehl (director)
  • Lost Girls – Liz Garbus (director) (Netflix)
  • Lost Transmissions – Katharine O’Brien (writer-director)
  • The Postcard Killings -Liza Marklund (co-writer)
  • Ride Like A Girl – Rachel Griffiths (director), Elise McCredie (co-writer)
  • Spies in Disguise – Cindy Davis (screen story by)
  • Stargirl – Julia Hart (director/co-writer), Kristin Hahn (co-writer) (Disney+)
  • Transference – Jennifer Lloyd (co-writer)

DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK

Charlie’s Angels takes the Townsend Agency international in this very fast-paced action-comedy written and directed by Elizabeth Banks.… read more.

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Dayna’s Athena 2020

2020 was my second Athena year with FF2 Media, and while I was only able to spend one day at the festival this year, I felt like a seasoned professional this time around. Last year, I remember fumbling to flash my pass, asking where screenings were every five seconds, and not knowing when I’d have a minute to eat in between the various films and sessions I wanted to attend.… read more.

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