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Angelina Jolie to Direct and Co-Write By The Sea with Brad Pitt

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, July 18, 2014—Universal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie’s next film project, By The Sea, written and to be directed by Jolie, it was announced today by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. Angelina Jolie continues to grow her director abilities with her next project, By The Sea, a film she will direct and co-write with Brad Pitt, who will also star. They have described this…


Infographic: Women Directors Need More Support

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There are so many articles lately about how difficult it is for women to get ahead in Hollywood. The subject invariably turns to directing. Why can’t women get ahead? Why can’t they get jobs? Why, in 86 years of Oscar history, have there only been three women nominated for director whose film were also nominated for Best Picture? There have been a total of eleven films directed by women to…


New trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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New trailer for Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.


Maleficent: How Disney is Reshaping its own Princess Legacy, Giving Back What was Taken

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Make no mistake, Maleficent is a revisionist, feminist retelling of a familiar princess story, one of THE princess stories. When I was a little girl, my favorite Disney movie was Sleeping Beauty. When I look back on this now, the only possible reason I can think of for loving it so much was that Aurora was, to me, the prettiest of all of the princesses. With her long cotton candy…


Critics Seem Overly Harsh on Jolie’s Maleficent

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Full disclosure: I have not yet seen Maleficent. But I plan to. And not a single negative review of the film is going to change my mind. Why? Because these reviews seem to miss the overall point. I only need to know two things. 1) is Jolie great as Maleficent? By all accounts, yes. 2) Is the film worth seeing just for Jolie? By all accounts, yes. There are reviews…


Angelina Jolie Talks Filmmaking and Future Project with Brad Pitt

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Angelina Speaks out on “Culture of Impunity” and Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

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Gotta love that Angie.


Maleficent to Test Angelina Jolie’s Box Office Clout, Women Overall

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Jennifer Lawrence is a tried and true box office star. She draws both men and women, has won an Oscar and seems to have everything a star needs now, male or female, to bring in ticket buyers. The last one like her was Julia Roberts but she never had to endure what every actor/actress has to now: how to shimmy up the pole of the fanboy demographic. Lawrence has done…

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Angelina Brings Unbroken to Cinemacon

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This might be her first but it won’t be her last – Angelina Jolie brought seven minutes of Unbroken to Cinemacon. It’s already being called an Oscar juggernaut, which of course guarantees it will getting serious reaming when it opens. Can’t people start measuring and managing their expectations now? But, yeah, written by the Coen brothers (+ Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson), lensed by Roger Deakins? How can it go…


Women and the Blockbuster Franchise

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It was recently brought up on Twitter by Kim Masters discussing women and the concept of a franchise. Her point was that no one could really what Jennifer Lawrence has done with The Hunger Games movies. According to Masters: “Power in Hollywood rests with a few people – Jim Cameron, Cuaron now, Chris Nolan,” says Kim Masters. Hopefully someday they’ll be a woman — AmericanCinematheque (@SidGrauman) March 17, 2014 Jennifer…