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FF2 Associate Sophia Jin Wins Prestigious Nancy Nuttall Prize

Congratulations to our very own Associate (and my sister), Sophia Jin, on the recent success of her Baroque Trio in the world of Classical music! They were awarded the Nancy Nuttall Prize in Early Music, which is an immensely exciting step for the young musicians as this recognition is evidence of their dedication and talent in music.… read more.

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It’s December: Time to Watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ :-)

With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson. 

Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. read more.

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Screenwriter Gillian Flynn: Mastermind of Mystery

On this day in 2018, Widows was released in theaters. A gripping crime thriller about a group of widows avenging the murders of their husbands, Widows is the work of the thriller mastermind herself, Gillian Flynn. 

Gillian Flynn is a contemporary American author and screenwriter renowned for her gripping psychological thrillers, always with compelling and complex female leads.read more.

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Angelina Jolie: Actress, Filmmaker & Humanitarian

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate a great actress and filmmaker who is also a renowned humanitarian. Ten years ago today, Angelina Jolie was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award is given at the Governors Awards by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) to a person within the film industry with an exceptional commitment to humanitarian endeavors.read more.

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Ethel Smyth: Trailblazing Composer & Committed Feminist

In honor of the USA’s 52nd annual Women’s Equality Day, I’d like to introduce you to Ethel Smyth, an English composer who is currently enjoying a revival of interest here in the UK.

It’s a wonder to me that Ethel’s name isn’t a staple in more households, not just in music, but also in written works, and very importantly, in connection with the Suffragette movement in the early 1900s.read more.

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Lorene Scafaria’s Films Always Center Human Connection

Happy Birthday, Lorene Scafaria! This American filmmaker started her career as an actress (appearing in several television shows and films such as Big Helium Dog in 1999 & A Million Miles in 2001), but is now best known for her work as a writer and director.

Lorene made her breakthrough film in 2008. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)—adapted from a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan— is a romantic comedy about two teenagers, Nick and Norah, of course, who meet at a club in New York City, and spend the night together searching for a secret show by their favorite band.read more.

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