3:30 pm, February 24th | by Meredith Lepore
The Oscars are tonight, aka the Super Bowl for Women. And if the Super Bowl can have 40 pre-parties then so can the Oscars. One of those is the Women in Film soiree, hosted by Women in Film, a non-profit organization dedicated to women’s achievement in the entertainment industry. Of course, the event was glamourous and replete with swag and beautiful starlets like Jessica Chastain, but it also drew attention to an important issue: women in the film industry need to promote, encourage and actually hire each other.
9:30 am, January 11th | by Meredith Lepore
I’m shocked — Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to ever win an Academy Award for directing, did not get an Oscar nomination yesterday for her film Zero Dark Thirty. The film was nominated for best picture, best actress, and for two editing achievements but Kathryn didn’t make the cut. Of course, had good company in other accomplished women who weren’t nominated for their work in film this year.
11:35 am, August 7th | by Amy Tennery
Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow follows her acclaimed film The Hurt Locker with Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicles the Navy SEAL team effort to track Osama bin Laden. And while we already had a soft spot for Bigelow, the first woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the trailer for her new film exceeds our expectations.