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TV 189

There are countless awesome tv series with female showrunners at the helm. Right now, WiR is only covering Gilmore Girls, but hopes to eventually include shows like Insecure and Transparent.

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Gilmore Girls 158

I post regular-ish weekly "Gilmore Girls" recaps. This show is white af, but many episodes are directed/written by women and Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator. Also, the dialogue is 👌🏻

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Film 94

I started WiR as an intersectional sanctuary for film lovers. I only write about women directors, both old & new. The future, past, & present is female, motherfuckers. Vive la révolution.

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Jane Campion 8

Jane Campion is a New Zealand director, screenwriter, and producer. She's the only female film director to have won the Palme d'Or (for The Piano in 1993) at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Nevertheless 4

Nevertheless Film Festival elevates the work of female-identifying filmmakers, as every film in the program has at least 50% female-identifying filmmakers in leadership positions. The inaugural festival took place in July 2019.

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Books 3

Sometimes I get a little burst of inspiration and feel compelled to write a book review. If I had more time, this is something I would do with greater regularity.

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Ava DuVernay 2

Ava Marie DuVernay is a filmmaker, film distributor, and barrier-breaking powerhouse. She's worked in both film and TV and most recently premiered "When They See Us," (2019) a miniseries about the Central Park Five, on Netflix.

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Dee Rees 2

Dee Rees is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today. Her debut feature, "Pariah," won the John Cassavetes Award and her most recent film, "Mudbound," was purchased by Netflix for $12.5M.

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Celine Sciamma 2

Céline Sciamma is a French screenwriter and film director. She went to film school at La Fémis and wrote the script for her first film, "Water Lilies" (2007), as part of her final evaluation. That film went on to screen at Cannes where it received three nominations. Her work is beautiful, thoughtful, and incredibly feminist. She's one of my all-time favorite directors.

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Nicole Holofcener 1

Nicole Holofcener is an American film director. She's probably best known for working with Catherine Keener and directing episodes of popular shows like Gilmore Girls, Parks and Recreation, and SATC.

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Kelly Reichardt 1

Kelly Reichardt is an American film director who regularly works with Michelle Williams (Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, and Certain Women). She often writes, edits, and directs her films.

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Anna Rose Holmer 1

Anna Rose Holmer is a filmmaker best known for her feature-length debut "The Fits" (2015), which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. She studied cinematography at NYU.

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Andrea Arnold 1

Andrea Arnold is an English filmmaker. She is one of my absolute favorite directors and I recommend that you watch all of her films, including the shorts. If you're totally new to her work, start with "Fish Tank" (2009).

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Anna Biller 1

Anna Biller is an auteur and Renaissance woman. She directs, acts, creates costumes and sets, composes songs, and edits. She's created two films: VIVA (2007), which she also stars in, and "The Love Witch" (2016).

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Annie Clark 1

Annie Clark is best known as St. Vincent, a musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. She made her directorial debut with "The Birthday Cake," part of the 2017 "XX" horror anthology. She's apparently also directing an adaptation of "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

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Alice Lowe 1

Alice Lowe is an English writer, actor, and director. She's been in TV shows like "The Mighty Boosh," "The IT Crowd," and "Sherlock." Her directorial debut came with "Prevenge," a film she also wrote and starred in while 7 months pregnant.

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Claire Denis 1

Claire Denis is a French filmmaker and one of my personal heroes. "Nénette et Boni" is the first film I saw that made me realize how fucking cool the medium is / that it's so much more than shitty blockbusters.

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Barbara Loden 1

Barbara Loden (1932-1980) was an actress and director in film and theater. "Wanda," her sole feature, was neglected at the time of its release and is now experiencing a bit of a well-deserved resurgence.

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Elaine May 1

Elaine May is a comedienne, genius, legend, writer, director, etc. She somehow does it all and makes it look easy. She's probably best-known for her comedy partnership with Mike Nichols, but I personally associate her most closely with "A New Leaf," one of my all-time favorite films. If I ever met her IRL, I would be starstruck.

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Anna Muylaert 1

Anna Muylaert is a Brazilian screenwriter and director. She dropped out of film school and worked as a critic and TV reporter before focusing on her own projects. If you're new to her work, check out "The Second Mother" (2015).

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Catherine Breillat 1

Catherine Breillat is a controversial French filmmaker who is certainly talented but also probably kind of exploitative. She recently made headlines for defending Harvey Weinstein (gross) and saying dumb shit about the "Me Too" movement.

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Naomi Kawase 1

Naomi Kawase is a Japanese director who consistently kills it at Cannes. She was the youngest person to ever win the Camera d’Or in 1997 for Suzaku, her first feature film.

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Amanda Lipitz 1

Amanda Lipitz is a Tony Award winning Broadway producer and documentary filmmaker. Her first feature length film, "Step," follows a group of girls through their senior year at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW).

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Janicza Bravo 1

Janicza Bravo is definitely a new filmmaker to watch. Her debut feature "Lemon" is hysterically funny and beautifully shot. I look forward to seeing what she does next, whether in tv or film.

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Ana Lily Amirpour 1

Ana Lily Amirpour is an English-born Iranian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. She's best known for films like "A Girl Walks Home at Night" (2014) and "The Bad Batch" (2016) but has also worked in TV.

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Alex Sarrigeorgiou 1

Alex Sarrigeorgiou is an NYC-based actor and writer. Her first film is "Con Spirito" (2018), a short about poet Elizabeth Bishop. She's half Greek, half Romanian, and grew up in Athens, Greece.

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Caroline Mariko Stucky 1

Caroline Mariko Stucky is a Swiss-Japanese filmmaker based in NYC, working in narrative, documentary, music video, commercial, and corporate films. I stole this description directly from my website -- sorry, Caroline!

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Coralie Fargeat 1

Coralie Fargeat is a French filmmaker. Her first feature film, "Revenge," is a violent, gory "fuck you" to the patriarchy and has won award at festivals like Sitges and BIFF.

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BUFF 1

The Boston Underground Film Festival was founded by David Kleiler in 1998 and specializes in alternative film and video. I've never actually been, but it seems pretty chill and I always like their poster art.

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Crystal Correa 1

Crystal Correa is a filmmaker and actress. In 2017, she founded her own production company, C+ Media. Her debut project, "Crystal the Webseries," has screened at festivals like HollyShorts and NYLFF.

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Agnes Varda 1

Agnès Varda (1928-2019) was 😿a Belgian-born badass film director and crucial part of the French New Wave (because film programs are still patriarchal as fuck). If you're new to her work, I recommend starting with "Le Bonheur" (1964).

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Debra Granik 1

Debra Granik is a filmmaker best known for her first feature, "Winter's Bone," and discovering Jennifer Lawrence. She's interested in stories about strength, willpower, and fighting for the life you want live.

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Ashley George 1

Ashley George is an NYC-based director and producer. She began making films in 2009 when she joined San Francisco film collective Scary Cow. Like me, she has an MA in Media Studies from The New School.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1

Joss Whedon sounds like a real creep, but "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" will forever have a place in my heart. Many women I admire worked on the show (Rebeca Rand Kirschner and Jane Espenson, to name a few) and there's no shortage of badass female role models.

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Bridey Elliott 1

Bridey Elliott is an actress, writer, and director (a talented hybrid, if you will). Her short "Affections" is delightfully weird and kind of melancholy in ways I didn't expect. Her first directed feature, "Clara's Ghost," is currently streaming on VOD.

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Christina Choe 1

Christina Choe is a filmmaker who is best known for award-winning projects like "I Am John Wayne" and "Nancy." I once asked her a question via Instagram DM and she responded. Sometimes social media is cool.

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Carlie Guevara 1

Carlie Guevara is an actress and visual artist. She made her feature film debut in Flavio Alves' "The Garden Left Behind," where she played the lead role of Tina.

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Elizabeth Carroll 1

Elizabeth Carroll is a director and producer (she founded Honeywater Films) with a passion for food. She is an Austin-native and gives great restaurant recommendations, if you're interested.

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Caroline Waterlow 1

Caroline Waterlow is a producer best known for her work on "O.J.: Made in America," ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary. She won the Oscar

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Claire Edmondson 1

Claire Edmondson is a Canadian filmmaker who does both independent and commercial work. She's also created some badass music videos for bands like Broken Social Scene, Austra, and Pussy Riot. Her work is feminist, bold, and unapologetic.

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Amy Goldstein 1

Since graduating from NYU Film School, Amy Goldstein has done everything from short films, music videos, narrative features, documentaries, and musicals. Her best known work is probably these two documentaries: "The Hooping Life" (2014) and "Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl" (2018).

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Alexandra Dell 1

Alexandra Dell is a writer and filmmaker living in New York City. She is an Executive Producer of the unscripted series "Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge" on YouTube Red, and co-wrote and co-directed a short film, "The Mime," which was selected as one of the "Best Of" at the DC Shorts Film Festival. She somehow also has law and journalism degrees. How she has time to sleep, we'll never know.

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Annie Silverstein 1

Annie Silverstein is an award-winning filmmaker and media educator based in Austin, Texas. Before attending film school, Annie spent ten years as a youth worker and community media educator. She co-founded and served as Artistic Director at Longhouse Media, an indigenous arts organization based in Seattle. Annie is also a lecturer at the University of Texas-Austin, where she earned her MFA in Film Production.

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Amanda Reyes 1

Amanda Reyes is a published writer and well-known podcaster. Her book, "Are You In The House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999," is indispensable for anyone for loves TV movies. Her podcast, "Made for TV Mayhem," is another invaluable resource.

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