TCM Launches Multi-Year Focus on Female Filmmakers (Cinematically Insane)

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Will McKinley over at his Cinematically Insane blog writes about exciting news for TCM on Female Filmmakers. From Cinematically Insane,

If you love old movies you love strong women.

From the plucky heroines of silent film, to the dangerous dames of Pre-Code and Noir, to the liberated women of the New Hollywood of the 1960s and ’70s, classic film has no shortage of powerful female icons. But the same can’t be said for the decision-makers behind the scenes. Or can it?

Turner Classic Movies today announced a multi-year partnership with Women in Film Los Angeles designed to shine a spotlight on the “historical contributions of women working behind the camera” and empower a new generation of female filmmakers. The initiative will launch in October with a month-long programming series that’s expected to be an annual event for the next three years.

“The issue of gender inequality in the film industry is both timely and immensely important,” TCM general manager Jennifer Dorian said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with such a well-respected organization as Women in Film in order to address and promote the empowerment of women in our industry.”

Read the full article. 
Visit Women in Film.

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