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A lack of female directors in Hollywood is a constant reminder of the industry's failings when it comes to women behind the scenes. US News released an article showing that 93 percent of the 250 top grossing domestic films in 2014 did not have a female director and, with the exception of producers, most areas of film making are lacking are male dominated. For the women that do make it, there is a huge amount of sexism being flung at them—but anymore, they refuse to keep it to themselves. Read More
Today, it's easy to take female jazz musicians for granted. When they’re up on stage doing their groove thang or you’re rocking out to an album, you may not be aware of what females had to go through just to have the right to play jazz.   This is where director Judy Chaikin steps in with her new documentary The Girls In The Band.  Intern Melissa called up the inspirational director to discuss her latest work and life as a lady in the film business. Read More
Alison Klayman is 27 years old. She's graduated from Brown University, written for NPR, moved to China and made a feature length documentary. Oh, and she won the Sundance Special Jury Prize this past January. I, for one, feel like a slacker compared to the multi-hyphenated journalist.  Klayman's award winning film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry hit theaters last week on July 27 via IFC Films. The 27-year-old spent years with her subject  Weiwei, 54, trying to get the full story on one of China's most controversial art and social activists. Read More