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My Mentor Dared Me To Dream

Having a mentor or even just people you can look up to is extremely important. I don’t think I realized how important mentors were until I decided at the age of 17 that I wanted to be a film maker and I had no immediate female role models at the time. The arts is arguably […]

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The Last Jedi Controversy

Saw The Last Jedi again. When my favorite line was uttered the guy in front of me turned to his friend and said, “This is bullshit.” I want to say I don’t get this polarizing love/hate with The Last Jedi but I actually do. A movie experience is personal and you get out of it […]

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Wonder Woman – Kate’s Take Podcast

Kate has been working on this episode for a while. It’s personal, it’s deep and it’s insightful. These are the universal life lesson’s Kate found in Wonder Woman. The transcript is available below.   TRANSCRIPT In the last episode, I did my top 5 films directed by women that have influenced my life. Wonder Woman, […]

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Kate’s Take Top 5 Films Directed By Women

Kate celebrates #WomenDirectorAwarenessMonth by looking at her top 5 films #directedbywomen that influenced her life. (Originally aired September 28, 2017) YouTube Version ABOUT Filmmaker Kate Chaplin takes a film that has influenced her life for good, bad or ugly and dissects it to show YOU the hidden lessons within movies. This five-time-award-winning show appeared on D20crit from […]

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Kathryn vs. James: The Underdog Story of how The Hurt Locker won the Oscar for Best Picture over Avatar

It’s March 7, 2010, the night of the 82nd Academy Awards. Two former lovers, James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow who had been married from 1989 to 1991, were both the favorites to win the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture. Up to this point, the award season for 2009 films has been split between […]

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

  by Matt Zarzyczny I have a confession to make. I used to be Scott Pilgrim. And for the first time, I realized how bad of a thing that really is. Let’s back up a little bit. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a film made by  Edgar Wright in 2010, and it’s based on […]

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Phoebe Frear Talks About Human Trafficking In Her Film ‘Remember To Forget Me’

Phoebe Frear of Your Gal Friday Podcast sits down to talk with Gal’s Guide about what she calls, “the real starting point of my film career.” Remember to Forget Me is a short film about human sex trafficking. The process and subject material affected Phoebe in a deeply profound way. “We knew that our target […]

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Junk Journals Help to Organize and Inspire

Here’s why you need one of these shabby little friends that you didn’t even know existed. I know you think that junk journals are just books, and you’re right …but they also aren’t just books. They’re made of scrap paper and other repurposed materials and used to do pretty much whatever you want. You don’t have to […]

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My Hopes for the New ‘Who’ — the pressures of being the only woman in the room

When there were murmurs of a shake-up to coincide with the exit of Steven Moffat as Doctor Who’s showrunner, I was skeptical. Maybe I’m cynical, but I didn’t see a person of color or a woman or anything “out of the ordinary” suddenly becoming a part of the fifty year canon of the show. Yeah, […]

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Harriet Tubman – a Travel Story

Day two of our travels. So far we’ve visited Susan B. Anthony’s & Frederick Douglass’ grave in Rochester, NY (link to travel story) The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY (link to travel story) At the Women’s Rights Museum our fantastic Park Ranger told us that the Harriet Tubman House wasn’t far […]