Her.Stories: Uma Thurman on sexualization of women in film, women in Hollywood (we don’t look like men), filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz, Venice film festival

Women’s Film and Stage Roles! Are Any Good, Dramatic Parts Being Written?
at Technorati

Women directors take front row at Venice film festival
at The Express Tribune

Women Can’t Gain Influence in Hollywood Because Women Don’t Look like Men
at Forbes

Zimbabwe: LIFF 2012 to Laud Successful Women
(International Images Film Festival)
at All Africa

Filmmaker teaches movie magic to Chile’s slum kids
at NBC 29

Every Woman’s Story Counts — Including Yours                                                        (Thanks to Marian Evans for tweeting this story!)
at The Huffington Post

A Feminist Look at The Women of ‘Arrested Development’
at Bitch Flicks

Maryam Keshavarz, interview: ‘Iran’s women like to kick up the dirt a little’
at The Telegraph

Women of Bhakti film screening
at The Washington  Times

Uma Thurman on the Sexualisation of Women in Film: ‘It Felt Paralysing’
at Grazia 

All-female broadcast crew that strives to keep it reel
at This Is Scunthorpe

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Women’s Stories Weekly: Nora Ephron, Rwanda’s “Sweet Dreams” and more

The Death of Nora Ephron

It’s difficult for me to put words to how Ephron impacted my life as a writer and developing filmmaker, but this week I was gratified to read three lovely pieces on her legacy that articulated her global and industry impact.  She will be missed.

“Nora Ephron Dies at 71”
at Women and Hollywood

“In Memoriam: Nora Ephron, AKA Nora and Me”
at Movieline

“Nora Ephron, how I’ll miss her”
at The Guardian

International Images Film Festival for Women (Zimbabwe) Call for Submissions
at Screen Africa

‘Take This Waltz’ filmmaker Sarah Polley says acting less a priority now
at Winnipeg Free Press

(Polley’s second feature film as writer/director (“Take This Waltz”) rolled out in theatres across Canada yesterday.)

Rwandan Women Thrive on ‘Sweet Dreams’
at VOA News

Book Chronicles Women’s Role in Hindi Film World
at Outlook India

Zimbabwe: Dangarembga’s Film for India Festival
at All Africa