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Brigid Presecky began her career in journalism at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In 2008, she joined FF2 Media as a part-time film critic and multimedia editor. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bradley University, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in development, production and publicity for Berlanti Productions, Entertainment Tonight and Warner Bros. Studios, respectively. Returning to her journalistic roots in Chicago, she is now a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and certified Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic.

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Prime Video Releases Lineup of Free SXSW Films Streaming April 27

Amazon Prime Video & SXSW have collaborated to showcase a collection of full-length films, episodic and shorts programming from the 2020 SXSW Film Festival: Available to stream for free from April 27 – May 6. Nonprofit initiative FREE THE WORK, founded by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el, will help promote the 10-day Prime Video special and raise awareness for SXSW programming through panels featuring the more.


For Your Little Princesses: Films to Stream while in Lockdown

Thanks to the early release of Disney’s Frozen II (available to stream on Disney+), parents can help ease the minds of their little ones with these films. While the “princess” theme on the surface may appear to be frivolous, evoking images of pretty dresses and damsels in distress, these three films, Jennifer Lee’s Frozen II, Gina Wendkos’ The Princess Diaries and Elizabeth’s Chandler’s A Little Princess, are reminders of what that title really means. read more.


Women directors debut diverse, impactful stories at Sundance

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival inches closer to gender parity with 48 percent of the competition films directed by women.

‘Miss Americana’ trailer released, more from Sundance 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for director Lana Wilson’s highly anticipated Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana (available to stream on January 31, 2020).

***Updated as of 1/22/20***

Of the 65 directors in Sundance’s four competition categories, 46 percent are women. The lineup of the festival – which will run from January 23-February 3- was announced this week, sparking social media trends for Taylor Swift and her highly-anticipated documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana along with director Julie Taymor’s Gloria Steinem biopic, The more.


Why are the Oscars so male-centric?

The strive for equal recognition in the film industry continues in the two years following the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. With the overwhelming lack of nominations for female writers and directors at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gives a bleak preview for the upcoming awards season more.


Annenberg Inclusion Initiative keeps watchful eye on equality in entertainment industry

The number of top-grossing films directed by women reached record levels in 2019, making the percentage of female film directors (in the last 13 years) … 4.8 percent. According to a January 2020 report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, 10.6 percent of film directors in 2019 were women – a six percent increase from the previous more.