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Collins WGA

Lily Collins graduates this week from ingénue to leading lady as the star of City of Bones, the first installment in the new series The Mortal Instruments. So this week we turn our spotlight on lovely young Lily Collins! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Lily Collins: The Blind Side Mirror […]

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WINFREY WGA

Oprah Winfrey stars in the terrific new film Lee Daniel’s The Butler, so this week we turn our spotlight on the amazing Oprah Winfrey! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Oprah Winfrey: The Color Purple Beloved The Princess and the Frog Photo Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ZUMA Press/Newscom About The Butler […]

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Seyfried WGA

Amanda Seyfried stars in the new film Lovelace about controversial porn star Linda Lovelace… So this week we turn our spotlight on daring young actress Amanda Seyfried! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Amanda Seyfried: Jennifer’s Body (Directed by Karen Kusama/Screenplay by Diablo Cody) Mama Mia Red Riding Hood (Directed […]

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Hawkins WGA

Sally Hawkins is winning rave reviews for her role as Jasmine’s sister “Ginger” in Woody Allen’s terrific new film Blue Jasmine (expanding into new theatres nationwide on Friday 8/2). So this week we turn our spotlight on Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Hawkins! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Sally Hawkins: […]

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Cate Blanchett WGA

Cate Blanchett is already getting Oscar-buzz for her lead performance in Woody Allen’s new film Blue Jasmine (opening in theatres nationwide on Friday July 26th). So this week we turn our spotlight on Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett! Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Cate Blanchett: Oscar & Lucinda (Directed by Gillian […]

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Kristen Wiig WGA

Kristen Wiig’s new movie, Girl Most Likely, opens in theatres nationwide on Friday July 19th. So this week we turn our spotlight on Oscar-nominated actress Kristen Wiig! Click HERE to enter our Facebook contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Kristen Wiig! Choices are: Friends with Kids Bridesmaids Whip It FYI Girl Most […]

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Bullock WGA

Sandra Bullock used to partner with the likes of Keanu Reeves, but now, in the new buddy movie The Heat, she has a new partner: Melissa McCarthy! So this week we turn our spotlight on Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock. Follow link below to enter our Sandra Bullock DVD Contest: https://www.facebook.com/FF2Media/app_314484381993270 Enter our contest for your chance […]

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Delpy WGA

Julie Delpy’s new film Before Midnight (which she co-wrote) continues to expand into art houses nationwide. So this week, we turn our spotlight on Julie Delpy: Enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD starring Julie Delpy! Before Sunset (co-witten by Kim Krizan) 2 Days in Paris (written & directed by Julie Delpy) […]

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Coppola WGA

Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola releases a new movie this week: The Bling Ring. So this week, we turn our spotlight on Sofia Coppola! Enter our Facebook contest for your chance to win one of three DVDs written AND directed by Sofia Coppola:   * Lost in Translation * Marie Antoinette * The Virgin Suicides Click […]

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Marling WGA

Hooray for Brit Marling, the Indie film world’s new treasure. After one week in NYC, her latest film The East opens in major metros all across the USA today. The East is Brit’s best film to date and my first “5 Star” review of 2013. So this week, we turn our spotlight on Brit Marling! Enter our […]

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Moore WGA

Hooray for Julianne Moore who currently has not one but two feature films playing at the same time in art house theatres (as well as VOD): The English Teacher andWhat Maisie Knew. So this week, we turn our spotlight on beautiful, versatile Julianne Moore! Click HERE to enter our contest for your chance to win […]

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Washington WGA

It’s not even June yet, but already beautiful Kerry Washington has had quite a year! Kerry Washington was featured in the Oscar-winning film Django Unchained, her TV series Scandal made the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and now she stars in the new movie Peeples.  So this week, FF2 Media turns its spotlight on Kerry Washington! Click […]

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Mulligan WGA

This week, we turn our spotlight on Carey Mulligan, honoring her terrific performance as “Daisy Buchanan” in Baz Luhrmann’s amazing new adaptation of The Great Gatsby. So enter our contest for your chance to win a DVD featuring Carey Mulligan… & note that all 3 choices are either written or directed by women filmmakers! * […]

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Choudhury WGA

See Sarita Choudhury as “The Widow” (Indira Gandhi) in Deepa Mehta’s new film  Midnight’s Children. To celebrate the career of this groundbreaking actress, this week FF2 Media is giving away one of three films: * Mississippi Masala (directed by Mira Nair) * Kama Sutra (directed by Deepa Mehta) * A Perfect Murder (directed by Andrew Davis) Click […]

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Hudson WGA

Kate Hudson star in Mira Nair’s new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist. To celebrate the career of this wonderful actress, we are giving away one of three films: * Almost Famous * How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days * The Skeleton Key Click the link to enter this week’s contest on the FF2 Media page: https://www.facebook.com/FF2Media/app_314484381993270 […]

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Nair WGA

Award-Winning Director Mira Nair’s new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist opened in NYC theaters 4/26.  To celebrate the career of this amazing filmmaker, we are offering three of her best films: * The Namesake * The Perez Family * Vanity Fair Click the link below & enter our contest for your chance to win one of three DVDs directed by […]

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HFFF ’13

Huge thanks to Mary Howard & the High Falls Film Festival Team (Bree, Chris, Kate, Tony, etc, etc) for a fabulous festival… returning the festival to Rochester’s historic commitment to women filmmakers. Susan B. Anthony would be so proud! I went to Rochester on Thurs AM (taking the train from Penn Station for the first […]

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Sarandon WGA

See Oscar-Winning actress Susan Sarandon in theatres now in her new film The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford. To celebrate this amazing actress, Susan Sarandon is this week’s honoree on my FF2 Media Facebook site! Click HERE to read my review of The Company You Keep for the JUF News. Enter this week’s contest […]

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IWWG Spring ’13

The International Women’s Writing Guild Presents SPRING BIG APPLE CONFERENCE April 13-14, 2013 Scandinavia House on Park Avenue Had a wonderful time last weekend at IWWG’s Spring Conference. Met talented women writers from all over (local women from Queens and Staten Island, as well as travelers from Boston and Baltimore). Eunice Scarfe and Amy Ferris […]

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Chicago Pearl

Huge thanks to filmmaker Pearl Gluck for coming to Chicago to for two International SWAN Day screenings of Divan! Pearl Gluck (left) with Joan Pomaranc: Wednesday Night (3/13/13) at the Berghoff Restaurant following the 6 PM screening at the Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Loop). Photo taken by Jan Lisa Huttner. Pearl at Max & Benny’s Deli: […]

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Penny salutes Ruth Prawer Jhabvala From the obituary by Anita Gates in yesterday’s New York Times: “Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the German-born screenwriter and novelist who, as the writing member of the Merchant Ivory filmmaking team, won two Academy Awards for adaptations of genteel, class-conscious E. M. Forster novels, died on Wednesday at her home in […]

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NYWIFT Swans

This year, I celebrated my first International SWAN Day as a resident of Brooklyn with NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television). Turns out NYWIFT has been celebrating International SWAN Day every year–from the beginning–but of course I didn’t know that because I was–d’uh–celebrating with folks in Chicago! Anyway, huge thanks to Terry Lawler […]

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VIDA 2012

Here are the VIDA Stats for 2012 (just posted). The 2012 VIDA Report begins as follows: “In a year kicked off by the Republican party fighting the Violence Against Women Act and a nationally-broadcasted song reducing Oscar-noteworthy actresses to “boob shots,” VIDA takes our annual look back to see if this regressive tenor is reflected […]

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Penny is Back!

Well time flies when you’re having fun… or something like that… Since my last post in August, Richard & I have packed up & moved to Brooklyn! This is bittersweet for both of us, leaving behind 35 years of friends, neighbors, & wonderful Chicago memories. But so it goes. Richard is now working at SUNY […]

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PRLF 2012 Wrap-Up

Another year at the Printers Row Lit Fest! This was my 9th year at the PRLF, & this year, for the first time, I finally had a book of my own to sell 🙂 First & foremost, my thanks to Art & Susan Brauer who served as coordinators of the IWPA Tent this year. Thanks […]

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6/9/12: Sat AM Pix

Many thanks to Monica Smith & Jim Drew for helping staff FF2 Media’s table under the IWPA canopy at this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest! Click HERE to “Look Inside” Anita Hill’s Book Reimagining Equality on Amazon. Click HERE to “Look Inside” my book Penny’s Picks on Amazon. Click here for handout about Jane Addams […]

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Printer Row Lit Fest (2012)

Change of Plan: IWPA tent at the Printers Row Lit Fest is further south on Dearborn… closer to Hackney’s Restaurant… almost at Polk Street corner!!! One must always be flexible 🙂   It’s time once again for the Printers Row Lit Fest. Sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, PRLF is the Midwest’s largest book fair, with […]

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PRLF: Penny’s Picks

I will be at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend (Sat 6/9 & Sun 6/10) signing copies of my new book Penny’s Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers (2002-2011). You can find me under the IWPA Tent. (Click HERE for map.) This year the IWPA Tent will be at location “D” just south of […]

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PRLF: Reimagining Equality

Copies of Anita Hill’s new book Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home will be available for sale this weekend (Sat 6/9 & Sun 6/10) under the IWPA Tent at the Printers Row Lit Fest (the Midwest’s largest book fair). These are special “commemorative editions” from Professor Hill’s visit to Chicago last December to […]

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FREE Labaki Screening

What’s New in the Pond? Allied-THA offers us FREE PASSES to a “Word of Mouth” screening of Nadine Labaki‘s wonderful new film Where Do We Go Now? which is already playing in NYC & opens here in Chgo (& elsewhere) on Friday 5/18. When: Thurs 5/17 @ 7:30 PM Where: Landmark Century @ 2828 North Clark […]

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