A Super Night for Marvel’s Iconic Creator Stan Lee
Aug23

A Super Night for Marvel’s Iconic Creator Stan Lee

He is a superhero in his own right and Marvel’s Stan Lee got the full-on hero’s welcome as he appeared on stage at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills Tuesday night for a two-hour event called “Extraordinary: Stan Lee,” hosted by Chris Hardwick. The sold out event, which was broadcast in more than 180 theaters across the United States and Canada, thrilled the audience with highlights of Lee’s illustrious career and special guests who...

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Politics in the Spotlight at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
Jun15

Politics in the Spotlight at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

With “Wonder Woman” still lording over everything and everyone else at the box office, the timing could not have been more perfect for Women In Film’s 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards, which honor femmes in filmmaking and television. But the honorees are not restricted to women, as the organization has a long history, going back to 1977, of praising people at its annual gala who lead by example in advocating gender parity – and excellence –...

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PBS’ American Experience ‘The Great War’ Redefines History
Apr06

PBS’ American Experience ‘The Great War’ Redefines History

Thousands upon thousands of women carrying protest signs march down Fifth Ave. in New York City. No, it’s not a scene from the nationwide protests that took place the day after the Trump inauguration in January.   This women’s march is from more than 100 years ago— August 29, 1914 to be exact—when protesters took to the streets to advocate for a peaceful end to World War I, which had erupted that summer in Europe, sparked by the...

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Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA
Apr03

Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA

Every seat at LACMA’s Bing Theater was filled Saturday night for the latest installment of Bring the Noise, the unique new film series curated by Film Independent at LACMA. The audience was made up not only of fans of the seminal 1985 John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club,” but also admirers of Jack Antonoff and members of his band, Bleachers, Evan Smith and Mikey Hart. The concept of the new series is to have acclaimed...

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Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees
Feb25

Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees

This may have been the year of #OscarsSoMale, but let’s not lose sight of the actual numbers. Women in Film didn’t. In what has become a highly anticipated awards season tradition, the organization feted the 46 femmes that received Academy Award nominations.   Last year’s best actress winner Brie Larson and WIF president Cathy Schulman hosted Women in Film’s 10th annual pre-Oscar cocktail party at West Hollywood’s...

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