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By Liza Figueroa Kravinsky   As a composer, I would like to share some tips about working with a film composer. If a picture says a thousand words, music says a thousand more.   Here is a video that will communicate about ninety percent of what you need to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mndDbN60Eiw The best way to think… Read more »

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By Wendy Anderson   It was finally happening. Five years and hundreds of books later, I was on my way to Stowe Story Labs’ Fall Narrative Lab, my twenty-page treatment of STORYTIME, a limited series fantasy drama, tucked onto the laptop. I was attending on a fellowship from Women in Film & Video; as WIFV’s… Read more »

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By Lucia Fox-Shapiro   In the early days of cinema, it wasn’t uncommon for women to be found in the editing room. Assembling reels and cutting negatives was tedious, detail-oriented work that often fell to young working-class women. Many female “cutters” during the silent era were unacknowledged and uncredited because the work was seen as… Read more »

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By Lucia Fox-Shapiro   WIFV kicked off the week of June 3 with the Craft of Producing Panel for members of the WIFV Narrative Directors, Screenwriters, and Documentary Roundtables. The panel included the moderator Tim Perell, with Kyle David Crosby, Catherine Hand, and Andrea Meditch. Perell is the director of the Johns Hopkins University Film… Read more »

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By Lucia Fox-Shapiro BOOKSMART was released May 24, and has been referred to as the female SUPERBAD. The film is Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, and stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two high school overachievers who want one last night of fun before graduation. This female-centric film has relatable characters and realistic depictions of… Read more »

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By Kathy Dismukes In March 1979, Ginny Durrin wanted to see a more positive female presence in media and build a stronger sense of self. She decided to invite local women she knew who were working in film for dinner at her house. Nearly a dozen women, hungry for change, gathered at that first meeting… Read more »

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By Erin Essenmacher I can’t remember how old I was the first time I watched an episode, I just remember that Laverne DiFazio was a staple of my childhood. I was just a baby when Laverne and Shirley debuted in 1976, but over time, preserved in re-runs, my sister Annie and I would gobble up… Read more »