Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, celebrating MAY 8th!

As the ITU Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT, I am thrilled to be greeting all the girls around the world, as we celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 25 April 2013. Technology is offering large-scale opportunities to empower women and girls, creating a systemic cultural shift by improving how they’re portrayed and represented. These are the tools that will ultimately allow women and girls to reach their full potential. My awareness of gender imbalance in the media came when I … [Read more...]

“8 Women” The Trailer – 29th March to 7 April 2013

SYNOPSIS Embark on a journey that explores the depths of the female psyche: seduction, love, hate, resentment, anger, despair, tenderness and jealousy. This production captures it all! Set in France in the 1950’s, in a country mansion a few days before Christmas, the man of the house is found murdered! But who could have “dunnit”? Isolated from the rest of the village it could only be one of the 8 women in the household. Was it his powerful and beautiful Singaporean wife (Tan Kheng … [Read more...]

The Whistleblower: The movie the U.N. would prefer you didn’t see

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Hollywood last year to cajole filmmakers and movie stars into making pictures that portray the U.N.'s good works. The Whistleblower, a scathing full-length account of the U.N. peacekeeping effort in Bosnia during the late 1990s, is not what he had in mind. The Samuel Goldwyn Films movie, which is due out in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Aug. 5, stars British actress Rachel Weisz as a U.N. policewoman who stumbles into the sordid … [Read more...]

MICKEY MICHELLE death begets life, Susan & Robert J. Gilman

MICKEY MICHELLE death begets life   “A psychological and supernatural thriller that sojourns through the depths of insanity - arriving on time to its allegorical destination." TEASER   Synopsis Passenger train 1684 snakes its way through the bright New England foliage. Michelle “Mickey,” single, late forties, walks through nature’s duplicitous kaleidoscope of color and decay. She stops to confront the statue of a revolutionary war hero – a man. After six months … [Read more...]

How Women in Movies Inspire A Leadership Mindset – 10 Movie Tips

How Women in Movies Inspire A Leadership Mindset – 10 Movie Tips If you've been reading my Movies that Motivate blog for past year you will know that I've been documenting the difficult times testing my positivity and resilience. I've survived financial crisis, bankruptcy, near homelessness and a blow to my self-esteem and self-worth. What helped me maintain my indestructible optimism were the supportive people around me AND incredible movies that motivated me to take charge of my life. Most … [Read more...]

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