Oscar winner is… a white, middle-aged man

The Telegraph U.K. reports: After a year in which statistics showed women being increasingly marginalized in the film industry, the 2015 Oscar nominations have been criticized for featuring too few women and too many middle-aged white men. Reaction on the internet was fierce. When David Daniel pointed out the stark lack of diversity in the nominations, it was retweeted more than 1,200 times in 20 minutes. All of the nominations for both Best Adapted and Original Screenplay, … [Read more...]

Cybill Lui – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one incredible and very capable woman, one that holds experience in the business world that spans from finance to film. Through her journey as a woman in business, this powerhouse managed to find the desire, heart and time to devote her energy into the development of girls and young women through her philanthropic efforts in assisting young girls from low income families to achieve full potential, nurturing Future Women … [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...]

WAM: Women, Action & the Media!, March 23/24, 2013

Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press - Media Events March 23 - 24, 2013 Cambridge, MA USA Women, Action & the Media! Boston Film Festival 2013 Did you know that despite composing half of the population, only 23% of commercial films in the United States are produced by women? Only 7% are directed by women, and only 8% are written by women. The 3rd Annual WAM!Boston (Women, Action, and the Media) Film Festival looks to challenge this status quo by showcasing the latest … [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...]

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...]

The Older Women's Network (OWN) – Film 'Consitute' @ April 17, 2011

  A Celebration of Women celebrates this awesome Toronto Event....              The Older Women's Network (OWN)     The Older Women's Network (OWN) based in Toronto will host a screening of the film "Constitute" about a women's conference in 1981 which aimed to ensure that women's rights were entrenched in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and refreshments, and is open to the public.     The event is scheduled for April 17, 2011 from … [Read more...]

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