HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: Celebrating Women in Hollywood

20 Oct

Women are raising the roof in Hollywood. To support their efforts LIH would like to celebrate and dedicate this Hollywood Take 2 to them. We will begin with an event where women took center stage and lastly we will highlight the nominees for the Gotham Awards.

Essential Stories:

  • ELLE: WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD
  • MIDDLE OF NOWHERE OPENS IN THEATERS
  • WHAT ARE THE GOTHAM AWARDS?

ELLE: WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD: 

The recipients of the award.

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE OPENS IN THEATERS

WHAT ARE THE GOTHAM AWARDS? 

The Gotham Awards honor Independent Filmmakers. The award ceremony will take place on November 26th, in New York. For the second year The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nations oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, will present the “Live The Dream Grant.”  The grant consist of a 25,000 award to help support the first feature project of a woman filmmaker.

Click here to see only women nominees.

Click here to see the full list of nominees.

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3 Responses to “HOLLYWOOD TAKE 2: Celebrating Women in Hollywood”

  1. Comic Relief October 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM #

    OB,

    Will you please explain how this little film has inspired such a huge following and has also started a process of winning awards? With so many films being produced in Hollywood, when do we know when an independent film can be certified a hit?

    • Open Book October 20, 2012 at 8:20 PM #

      CR-

      Great question. I will assume the film your referring to Middle of Nowhere? If so, a small film like this gets circulated through film festivals. Film critics film reviews, nominations and awards from festivals help get the film seen. After that, its word of mouth and non-conventional marketing tactics etc… I think Ava (the director) stated they started marketing her film 6 months prior to it opening in theaters. In the Tavis Smiley interview they discussed how independent films today don’t make a ton of money. Yet, the industry appreciates and supports them for there critical and cultural value. I’ve discussed this more in detail in the article I wrote. “Blockbuster vs. Indie Films: Part 1, 2.”

  2. Open Book October 20, 2012 at 8:42 PM #

    Although, I was really impressed by the women who were awarded I was more impressed by the men who came out to support the ELLE: Women in Hollywood. Typically, these ceremonies get overlooked in the media. Yet, the ceremony happened to occur the same week the Directors Guild of America released their report showing only 15% of women were hired to direct film & television last year. This report set off a firestorm of questions and tension among women in Hollywood. So IMO it takes a courageous man to go, support and or present at the ELLE Women in Hollywood ceremony given the current climate and storm brewing.

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