Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady,” Ephron told Wellesley’s Class of 1996 in a commencement speech. “I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.
RIP, Nora Ephron. (via jims-whim)

(via jims-whim)



Eva Mendes with director Patricia Riggen on the set of Girl In Progress (2012)

Eva Mendes with director Patricia Riggen on the set of Girl In Progress (2012)


Girl In Progress (2012) is the newest feature film from director Patricia Riggen.


Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. She appeared in serial television programmes 58 times and directed 50 other episodes. Additionally, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes.

Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. She appeared in serial television programmes 58 times and directed 50 other episodes. Additionally, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes.


To me, what hurts me, is the fact that you are told all the times: “we are equal”, like “I don’t know what is your deal” like “what is your fucking issue with this or with that?” and then… but then you realize: no, actually we are not! You are getting paid more than I, you get to have more options in terms of what you want to watch for entertainment. (x)


In conversation with filmmaker Lena Dunham.


klokwerk:

Margaret Pomeranz from ABC TV’s At the Movies joins film directors Gillian Armstrong, Ana Kokkinos and Louise Alston to discuss representations of women in contemporary Australian cinema through different perspectives | Recorded on Saturday 21 April, 5.00pm

The program coincides with the Gallery’s ‘Contemporary Australia: Women in Film’ exhibition (21 April - 18 July 2012 at GOMA) and continues the exhibition’s exploration of the rich and complex contribution of women practitioners, specifically in the field of filmmaking.

Margaret Pomeranz considers both representations of women by women and of women by men. Showcasing some of our strongest filmmaking and acting talent, this collection of films explores a range of gender power dynamics including parental relationships and the part family plays in shaping notions of womanhood, coming of age and the bold as well as the quieter stories of love and loss.


"WIGS are quality scripted dramas that are written, performed and directed by world class talents. We’re telling stories of women in 5-8 minute installments, chapters, short movies and little segments." 

With a plethora of of well known names flocking to the project including Virginia Madsen, Julia Stiles, Dakota Fanning, Allison Janney, America Ferrera to name a few, WIGS is a brilliant new Youtube channel dedicated to bringing the stories of women to the forefront of cultural consciousness. 


thetvscreen:

#56: Pariah

thetvscreen:

#56: Pariah