Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part 3

February 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger offers an inside look at what it was like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend. Here’s Part 3 of our series—working the parties on Oscars Day.

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Oscars 2015: Did Hollywood Show Its True Colors, at Last?

February 24, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

It was an unusual year for the Academy Awards, honoring a very eclectic (if uniformly Caucasian) collection of films. The acceptance speeches were eclectic too.

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Diary of an Oscars Weekend, Part II

February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

An insider’s look at a playwright/producer/screenwriter’s working weekend in Hollywood. Many parties are involved.

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Oscar Central: Women’s Voices’ Live Blog of the 2015 Academy Awards

February 22, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Join us right here during the Oscars anytime you feel the urge to opine.

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The Nominated Movies—Deserving and Not—Through Our Writers’ Eyes

February 22, 2015 by Patricia Allen

Writers for womensvoicesforchange.org offer their own opinions about who should win or not before the spectacle begins. Have a great night and join us as we gape and gossip, compare notes and opinions on our site during our sixth year at the Oscars together.

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Diary of a Documentary Filmmaker During Oscars Weekend

February 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

What’s it like out there in Hollywood during Oscars weekend? Playwright/producer/screenwriter Elizabeth Hemmerdinger lets us know.

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Live-Blogging the Oscars! Join Us!

February 20, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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It’s time for THE red carpet of the award season, competing predictions, and some good laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about the absurdities.

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Fashion on Film—Must-See Films to Watch in 2015

January 30, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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They’ve all done it: Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, and Diana Vreeland. They let the cameras into both their public and their private lives to capture their stake in the fashion world. The fashion documentary is quickly becoming the new trend in filmmaking.

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Documentary: “Every Revolution Is an Adventure”

January 27, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

“Art Is a Weapon” tells the story of Angel Wagenstein, 92, whose life and life’s work affirm that none of us should be satisfied simply watching history unfold around us. We are an intrinsic part of a greater whole. We must actively participate.

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Oscar Nominations, 2015: Changing the Odds

January 20, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

On the Academy Awards: If you’ve been following along via Twitter, what has surfaced as the biggest story—and greatest controversy—is the Academy’s snub of the movie “Selma.”

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2014 Movies: The Biggest, The Best, and Why They Don’t Go Together

December 30, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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Superheroes, special effects, dystopian drama—it was certainly a year in which bigger did better at the box office. But the list of moneymakers holds few films worth recommending to mature, thinking women like ourselves. Where are OUR movies?

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The Wednesday 5: Radical Women

December 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you five documentaries featuring the lives and stories of radical women, including Nina Simone, Marina Abramovic, and Elaine Stritch.

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True Confessions of a Netflix Binger

October 21, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

Home alone with a terrible cold, I watched Showtime’s entire series “The Tudors” on Netflix. Not a season, mind you, but the entire series: 6 wives, 38 episodes. Every time I told myself I should get up, get to work (get a life), I’d fast-forward through the closing credits and Netflix would automatically push me into the next episode. It was marvelous.

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TV Reviews: “Madam Secretary” and “How to Get Away With Murder”

September 30, 2014 by Alexandra MacAaron

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By Alexandra MacAaron

As the new secretary of state in CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” Téa Leoni must negotiate a hostage crisis, parry with a resentful chief of staff, dodge a personal stylist, and host a dinner party for an African dignitary and his ten wives. And that’s all in her first week!

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Wednesday 5: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women

September 10, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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We bring back a favorite: The Netflix Five—Films Featuring Inspiring Women. We hope you find some movie time to learn about these incredible women and girls. Hurry to netflix.com; these award-winning social documentaries are streaming now.

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