Women directors bring new blood to horror, sci-fi films | Newsday

There’s something of a mini-tradition of women creating horror movies (and sci-fi, and fantasy) that defy assumptions — chief among them, that women can’t make marketable movies. But is genre filmmaking the great hope of women in filmmaking? The latest example: “The Invitation” by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” “Jennifer’s Body”) is described by its 

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SXSW: My Blind Brother Cast and Crew on Their Gamechanger Award Winning Movie | The MarySue

Every year, Gamechanger Films awards one SXSW feature directed by a woman with their prize, which includes $2,500 cash. Although there were many films directed by women this year, the honor went to Sophie Goodhart’s comedy, My Blind Brother, starring Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan, and Charlie Hewson. The film is the story 

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SXSW: ‘The Arbalest,’ ‘Tower’ Win Top Film Prizes | Variety

AUSTIN, Texas — “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won the grand jury prize for narrative features at the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday. The narrative jury, consisting of Lindsey Bahr, Richard Brody and Alonso Duralde, also handed acting awards to Andre Royo, who plays 

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#31Days of Feminism: Mynette Louie | NBC News

Throughout the month of March, NBCBLK, NBCLatino, and NBC Asian America have partnered with the Ms. Foundation for Women for #31Days of Feminism to spotlight women of color who, through their actions and words, lead the way toward a more equal world. Mynette Louie, 40 (New York, NY) — Film Producer, President of Gamechanger Films 

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The Indie Film Community Picks the Best Movies and TV Shows of 2015 | IndieWire

The Best Films and TV Shows of 2015, According to Indiewire’s Staff Mynette Louie (Twitter) President, Gamechanger Films Executive Producer, “The Invitation” (Coming March 2016), “Lovesong” (Sundance 2016) 1) Top Ten List of the Best Film and TV I’m WAY behind in my movie-watching, so I’ve seen practically no Golden Globe nominees or Oscar contenders yet. The 

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Behind the Brilliance Podcast Interview: Mynette Louie

THE SHOW: This week’s guest is Mynette Louie. If you’re a filmmaker (or wannabe), you’ll really love this episode. But even if you’re not, you’ll hear great nuggets of wisdom on tenacity, career transitions, and persistence. THE GUEST: MYNETTE LOUIE is the president of Gamechanger Films, which finances narrative features directed by women. Gamechanger’s films include Martha 

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100 Women Directors: Actors, Producers, and Twitter Users Suggest Even More Names | Vulture

As we said in the introduction to our 100 women directors list, the hardest thing about assembling it was picking so few when there are hundreds more great filmmakers worthy of inclusion. (Just ask Destri Martino, whose invaluable site the Director List includes over 1,000 women directors in its searchable database.) To highlight some additional ones, 

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Let This Upstart Film Financier Teach You How to Make Your Voice Heard | Gawker

Mynette Louie makes movies happen. As a film producer and financier she pulls together the creative elements and funding that are required to bring any film to the big screen. But unlike most people in this testosterone-heavy industry, Louie, as president of Gamechanger Films, has dedicated herself exclusively to financing female-directed narrative features of any 

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