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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: EQUITY, EQUALITY & EMBARRASSING INTERVIEWS

L.A. Actors see Equity’s 99-Seat Plan as one big problem. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costumer Tina Nigro on the importance of yellow sweaters & denim overalls. Anonymous actress “Miss L” calls out Hollywood’s glaring sexism. Actress and The Power Playbook author LaLa Anthony advises on how “inner power” changes lives. Cate Blanchett gives an embarrassingly funny Cinderella press interview....

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Weekly Film & TV News Roundup

Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Golden Globes. Source: Instagram user lupitanyongo. Here are the 2014 Oscar, Independent Spirit, and Razzie winners! “The world is round, people,” Cate Blanchett on female-driven films. The official Presidential Proclamation for Women’s History Month 2014. NYU’s Fusion Film Festival celebrates women March 6-8. (Video) 2008 Oscar winner Marion...

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Weekly Film & TV News Roundup

Photo via YouTube. The Women In Film panel at Sundance called out Hollywood’s sexism. Sold! Lynn Shelton’s film Laggies did well in Park City. Another promising new production company to be based in NYC. Cate Blanchett reveals a red carpet disparity. Got lights? Got camera? Here’s how to tape your own audition. Editorial Director Kierna Mayo brings...

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Terry’s Picks: December 21, 2014

Image via Getty Images, Tumblr. Laying out the truth at Sundance: the 8th annual Women in Film panel highlighted the large discrepancies that still exist across the industry and awarded $32K in grants to women filmmakers. Thinking about red carpet sexism: with the above GIF of Cate Blanchett at the SAG Awards making its rounds on the...

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Flix Not To Miss: Oscar-Worthy Performances by an Actress

Now that the crisp winter air has arrived and films are trotted out for Oscar consideration, I highly recommend these spectacular performances by female actors in film.  BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine. Blanchett’s turn as Jasmine, a fictional Ruth Madoff-like character, is virtuosic. She doesn’t shy away from showing us the ugly, manipulative...

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