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‘Laggies’ Showcases the Unique Skill of Lynn Shelton

Seven years ago today, Laggies was released in theaters! The romantic comedy, starring Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, and Chloë Grace Moretz, was directed by the late Lynn Shelton. It follows Megan (Knightley) who has an existential crisis after attending her 10-year high school reunion that ends with befriending 16-year-old Annika (Moretz) and her single dad, Craig (Rockwell).read more.

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Anna Camp — Subtle & Smart from Broadway to the Silver Screen

“I hope I make people laugh, I hope I make people feel comfortable. I like to go out and have a good time. I don’t take myself too seriously. I never have. This is all one spinning granite planet, and I’m lucky I get to act and do what I love. Life is good. I’m not going to compete for attention.” — Anna Camp

Actress and singer, Anna Camp, celebrates her birthday today!read more.

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Queen of Comedy Amy Poehler — No Limit to Her Potential

Often dubbed the modern-day queen of comedy (not to be confused with her best friend and frequent acting partner, Tina Fey, who you can read more about in this FF2 article by Katusha Jin), actress, writer, producer and director Amy Poehler celebrates her birthday today!

A Massachusetts native, Poehler graduated from Boston College before deciding to pursue comedy professionally in Chicago.… read more.

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FYC ’17: Brigid Presecky

FF2 Managing Editor Brigid Presecky asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theatres in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.

My Favorite Feature Films of 2016 (2)

My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)

My Favorite Foreign Language Films of 2016 (2)

  • Long Way North (Writers Claire Paoletti
    and Patricia Valeix)
  • Nakom (Director Kelly Daniela Norris)

Photo: Jack of the Red Hearts

Photo Credit: Sundial Pictures… read more.

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Kickass Women Panel

The CBS Kickass Women Showrunner Panel

Special Report by Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky

“It all comes back to Felicity,” Joan Rater joked into her clip-on microphone. The showrunner of new CBS drama Doubt relayed her journey of breaking into television with a spec script, much like the other four panelists at Ben Blacker’s CBS Kickass Women Showrunner Panel.read more.

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2016 Emmy Awards: Women Filmmakers Win!

FF2 Media congratulates Jill Soloway on Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Transparent and Susanne Bier for Outstanding Director in a Limited Series, Movie or Special for The Night Manager.

With a range of diverse nominees and winners, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards is a sign of the times: the Television Academy is the tortoise and AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) is — without a doubt — the hare.read more.

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