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Filmmakers Share Thoughts on Creativity and Art Amid Pandemic

FF2 Media featured filmmakers, from documentarians to screenwriters and authors, share their thoughts on making art while staying at home, and how the state of the world during the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their work.

  1. How are you staying creative during quarantine? 

Amy Adrion is the director/producer of the 2018 documentary about women directors, Half the Picture: I directed/produced a short video right before we were required to socially distance in Los Angeles, so that was lucky timing. read more.


New ‘Twilight’ Book Raises Questions about Male Gaze, Women’s Fiction

Best-selling author Stephanie Meyer recently announced the August release of the latest addition to her beloved Twilight saga. Midnight Sun is the fifth official Twilight novel, a re-telling of the first book from the perspective of vampire Edward Cullen. The original series was told almost entirely from Bella Swan’s point of view, examining the female side of the fated love story between a teenage human and a centuries-old undead vampire. read more.


Lake Bell celebrates atypical love stories

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on

Lake Bell knows how to write a love story.

The writer, director, actress and producer has helmed two feature films and is the co-creator of the very funny ABC comedy Bless This Mess, which aired its lighthearted and much-needed finale last week amid a frightening coronavirus more.


‘The Lord of the Rings’ screenwriters offer valuable lessons in time of crisis

As in most great hero’s journeys, all seems lost about two hours into the first installment of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Just when the titular Fellowship of the Ring made up of J. R. R. Tolkien’s richly-written characters feel out of the literal and proverbial woods, another obstacle presents more.


New ‘Star Wars’ announcements prove gender parity isn’t far, far away

Academy Award-nominated 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns will co-write an upcoming Star Wars installment with fellow 2019 Oscar nominee Taika Waititi, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay honor in February for writing Jojo Rabbit. The Thor and Hunt For Wilderpeople director is collaborating with Wilson-Cairns for the first time, Lucasfilm confirmed in an announcement May 4, (as in “May the Fourth be with you”).read more.


Natasha Braier Enhances Emotion of Cinematography

FF2 Media staff writers are using our time in quarantine to reflect on the influence of women artists – especially behind the camera, where women account for only six percent of cinematographers working on top-grossing films, according to research from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and more.