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With ‘Fast Times’ and ‘Clueless’ Amy Heckerling is a Persistent, Resistant Filmmaker

When we look back at the 1980s and 1990s, it seems like Hollywood was a lot more open to having women direct mainstream comedies. Even more so than now. Many of the women at the time were known in other areas before being entrusted with a position behind the camera, including the likes of Nancy […]

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Arts: Literary Arts

National Poetry Month: How Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb’ Proves Poetry’s Power

As evidenced by Amanda Gorman’s recently published book of “The Hill We Climb” topping number 1 on USA TODAY’s bestseller list, we have not forgotten her moving performance at the Biden-Harris Inauguration.  In fact, we have had repeat chills reading her social media posts that honor Black lives, the fight for justice, and the power […]

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Arts: Applied Arts

From Period to Fantasy to Contemporary: A Reflection on the Role of Costumes in Film & TV

March is Women’s History Month! And in the spirit of the season, FF2 Media has teamed up with the female-led podcast OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia to celebrate women filmmakers through open discussion. In last week’s episode, Creating A Body in Space: The Craft Behind Film, Nicole Ackman and I had the pleasure of talking with Jillian and Sophia about the significance of costume design in film and television.

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Arts: Applied Arts

The Ladies Have Spoken: Support for American Industry & Unity Shine In a Sea of Blues and Purples

Not even the chill of mid-January could stop our D.C. ladies from shining in their brightly colored coats at the Inauguration of our 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. Bundled up in their warm winter gear, masks, and gloves, they communicated through clothing alone. From Dr. Jill Biden to Michelle Obama, here is a guide to all the ceremony’s fabulous looks and what they signify for the presidential term to come. 

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Films by International Women Filmmakers Should Be on Your “To Watch” List & This Is Why

At a time when the freedom to travel is less encouraged and we are spending more and more of our days at home, the stories we see on the screen remain a rare window into how other people live.

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Congratulations to Carey Mulligan on Her Oscar Nomination!

In celebration of Carey Mulligan’s Oscar nomination this year for Promising Young Woman, we’re highlighting some of her past work through Jan’s stories.

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FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists

FF2-Sponsored Panel “Bringing in New Voices in a Post-Pandemic Film Industry” at Athena Showcases Two Promising New Artists Like many things, Athena Film Festival looked completely different this year than it did in past years. The festival took place online, with live panels happening on Zoom. FF2 proudly sponsored one of these panels: Bringing in […]

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