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    WELCOME Studio/Network Executives, Producers, Showrunners, Agents, Managers, Production Staffs, and Assistants!   This site is for you, created to help you find more women directors for your future projects. In the meantime, I hope it also helps kill a few of these common phrases and myths that continue to lurk around the industry: […]

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Catherine Beckett & Lara Goldie directors of SLATE YOUR NAME

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Nov. 17, 2017

While passing through the airport last weekend, I had plenty of time on my hands and recalled that the November release of ELLE is the Women-in-Hollywood issue. Eager to put my money toward the recognition of leaders in the film community, I handed over my $5 for the Riley Keough cover. Not only is Riley a […]

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Angie Comer, director of "The R Word"

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Nov. 10, 2017

  Today is a good time to consider the status quo and break free! I recently read this quote and felt affirmed to take a new step in my career and I hope it gives you the same energy to move forward:   The traditional ways to make a film, the traditional ways to share […]

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Ash Eliza Smith director of Candy Ego

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Nov. 3, 2017

What a weekend it was at Citizen Jane Film Festival 2017. I’m proud to announce that I’ll soon be hiring a woman to direct the screenplay “Kismet” which won the first Screen Grab Prize at a pitch competition during the festival! The Screen Grab idea was born out of a collaboration with the Stephens College Screenwriting MFA program. There were 21 […]

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JY Chun, director of COVER

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Oct. 27, 2017

Sarah is working at Citizen Jane Film Festival this week and I’m busy with work-work (mama’s gotta pay the bills!) so I’ll keep this short and sweet– help us show some love for the women stepping out and getting shit done for themselves! The wonderful variety of projects below need your follow, retweet, and cash […]

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CRAZY CAT LADY Co-director Carrie Wachob

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Oct. 20, 2017

The fall colors are blazing in central Missouri where I’m preparing events for the 10th Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival! Columbia, Missouri is the gathering place for filmmakers, movie-goers, and supportive industry celebrating the accomplishments of women directing film of all lengths, styles, and subjects. The festival represents the women and projects that arise from […]

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Therese Shechter, director of "My So-Called Selfish Life"

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Oct. 13, 2017

Oh (wo)man, it’s been a week, hasn’t it? Is this the beginning of the great icy wall of sexism coming down? I sure hope so, but I’ve seen “the end” in my sights before, so I’m not celebrating just yet. Well, little celebrations, sure. If you’re participating in #WomenBoycottTwitter today, I encourage you to take any […]

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Director of THE ATAVIST, Cameo Wood

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Oct. 6, 2017

The past is catching up to Harvey Weinstein with the release of the New York Times article “Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein.”  With the article comes a variety of responses from women and men across the industry on twitter, blogs, and social media. It’s a sad display of a man’s need for […]

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NANAY KO 2 director Mallorie Ortega

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Sept. 29, 2017

Have you heard? In a massive move by Seed & Spark, independent filmmakers have been invited to join a very special crowdfunding rally called “Hometown Heroes.” Winners will have their feature film executive produced by the Duplass Bros and receive up to $25,000. The concept: Great stories happen everywhere. And great film can be created […]

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Delaney Colaio, co-director of "We Go Higher"

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Sept. 15, 2017

There are many directors to chose from this week, and several collabs between multiple directors. One example is “We Go Higher”, a documentary co-directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo, the award-winning CEO of Women Rising, and up-and-comer Delaney Colaio, a recent high school graduate. They are joined by Michael Campo, a contributing filmmaker to Women Rising. Speaking of […]

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Jen Kim director of FREE

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Sept. 8, 2017

And I’m back from the Telluride Film Festival where, once again, I found a piece of heaven on earth nestled between the mountains! It’s truly stunning to gaze upon the mountains, into the sky, and onto the rippling brooks, in-between the moments plunged into the darkness of movie theaters. This year I probably saw a record few […]

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