Who Got the Last Laugh on “The Ridiculous Six” Movie Set?

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“What is a laugh really worth?” asks contributor Aviva Kempner. “These actors expressed their concerns about the film and were essentially told to ‘get over it or get gone’” Adam Sandler learned an important lesson in humanity this week when a dozen Native American actors just picked up and walked out during the filming of “The… Read more »

An Awakening of Love with Maria Bello

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An Awakening of Love with Maria Bello By: Carletta Hurt Wake Up! Wake Up! What wakes you up in the morning? What have you read that awakens your spirit? What does it mean to finally WAKE UP! For actress and activist, Maria Bello, it’s a few things like hearing Dancing Queen by ABBA that helps… Read more »

“Woman in Gold” Speaks to Children of Holocaust Survivors

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‘Woman in Gold’ Speaks to Children of Holocaust Survivors (Guest Blog) The true-life story of reclaiming art stolen by the Nazis stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Charles Dance For many of us children of Holocaust survivors, Simon Curtis’ Woman in Gold really hits a nerve as it tells a story about a young lawyer… Read more »

Dispatch from Austin: Some Cool Things I Picked Up at SXSW

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Dispatch from Austin: Some Cool Things I Picked Up at SXSW By Erin Essenmacher, WIFV President A New Champion for Women-Led Creative Work Pantheon of Women hopes to do for female  media makers in narrative film and television what Chicken and Egg has done for women-lead documentary films by supporting works that “change the way… Read more »

Meet Sally Pacholok: The Next Erin Brockovich

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Shared from a Guest Post on Indiewire’s “Women in Hollywood” By: Elissa Leonard In 2012, I bought the life-story rights of a nurse who took on the medical establishment when she uncovered an epidemic of misdiagnoses. I had always wanted to produce a feature film, and I finally found a story I wanted to tell: that… Read more »

“Putting Your Best Face Forward”

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By Erica Rivers A long week and frigid temperatures made me seriously rethink my commitment to attend last Thursday’s “How to Stand Out at Auditions”.  But having recently attended an audition where I wasn’t quite sure how to dress for a particular part, I decided it was in my best interest to attend the presentation. The… Read more »

HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Capped; Do You Know About WIFV’s Spotlight on Screenwriters?

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Groundbreaking New Screenwriters Initiative Presents the Work of Talented DC Screenwriters to Industry December 11, 2014 at 10:49am MPTD Partners with Women in Film & Video on Groundbreaking Screenwriters Program Spotlight on Screenwriters initiative touts talented screenwriters in the D.C. metropolitan area For the first time, talented screenwriters in the D.C. metropolitan region have an… Read more »