This blog has been on hiatus of late due to this author’s studying in Vancouver, Canada (go Canucks!) in a wildly intensive four-month entertainment administration program. While it’s awesome to now understand how film distribution works, what a “nut” is (hint, it’s not a nut, and it’s often preceded by “house”), how to prepare a cash flow, understand a cost report, and what goes into prepping for a pitch, and then doing a story pitch to a panel of industry folk, needless to say it does not particularly help me when it comes to writing this blog! But this blog is about to reboot and get crackin’ with more interesting stories from filmmakers.
Coming soon are a number of interviews with incredibly varied and multi-talented filmmakers — doc, short and feature filmmakers — who live and work in different areas of the world, all in keeping with part of the mission of Her Film to engage in discussions with women filmmakers and crew members from all over this blue and green globe. Topics to be discussed include navigating film festivals, comedy, women in sports, women making movies about women, and much more.
Her Film is growing!
Begun in collaboration with Marian Evans, author of the Wellywood Woman blog (of which Her Film is a sister blog), writer/cultural activist and inspiring tweeter @devt, the Her Film blog is now growing into a global effort to build audiences for films that are by, for and about women. We’ve joined google+ (if you’re not on Google+ yet and would like an invitation, please send an email request or simply find us on google+), and Marian, especially, is developing some fascinating and inspiring ways to engage with people across the world. Stay tuned for more news on the expanding horizons of Her Film.
In the meantime, as you await new posts, here are a few links to blogs, articles and websites that have particularly inspired me of late and demonstrate some commendable development within the filmmaking industry worldwide:
Discusses topics affecting African women working in film. Affiliated with the Center for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.
Blog post on the Women’s Media Center website.
Older Than America (2008)
First feature film directed by a Native American woman (Georgia Lightning).
Tribute to Lucille Ball by actor and her former student, Taylor Negron.
Written by filmmaker Sheila Hardy, past guest blogger here on Her Film.
If you know of any new films by women filmmakers, blogs about independent film (especially films by, for or about women), or awesome women’s film festivals, please send me an email with a link and I’ll post the link here on Her Film.