1:45 pm, July 30th | by Colette McIntyre
“The DGA just came out with an article saying, ‘Oh look we have another female on our board,’ and I wondered why we were celebrating that. Isn’t that kind of sad that we have to celebrate that? I don’t want to be compared with other women — I want to be compared with other filmmakers.“
4:15 pm, July 10th | by Michelle Alerte and Colette McIntyre
The buddy-cop movie is a long-established genre, steeped in hypermasculinity, testosterone, and the historic appeal of watching two bro-dudes kick butt and take names. Yet with the incredible success of Bridesmaids and the explosion of Melissa McCarthy’s career, Hollywood is finally beginning to sing another tune. Enter The Heat, a buddy-cop movie that disrupts the traditional paradigm by featuring two female leads.
6:04 pm, May 15th | by Meredith Lepore
There were a lot of women giving monologues in bikinis this year.
3:30 pm, May 13th | by Colette McIntyre
The Cannes Film Festival opens this Wednesday and so begins the disorienting frenzy of celebrity and lavish red carpets that is awards season in Hollywood. There are twenty-one films being screened in competition this year, from the new Coen brothers movie that inexplicably features Justin “Stinky” Timberlake (#NeverForget) to Ryan Gosling’s highly-anticipated second collaboration with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn.
6:30 pm, April 19th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, we want to provide some much needed shelter from the Boston Marathon-related media storm but before we do, read Roxane Gay’s post-Marathon meditation. It’s a beautiful articulation of some common feelings. [The Rumpus] It’s a crazy world out there. We wouldn’t fault you if you wanted to stay home tonight with [...]
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.