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A Female Lens is a podcast for filmmakers and creatives co-hosted by Jennifer Zahlit and Larkin Bell. Each episode highlights women in the film industry at different points in their careers from various lines of work. In an industry dominated by men, women continue to face multiple barriers to entry. This podcast wants to change that.

A Female Lens is a podcast for filmmakers and creatives co-hosted by Jennifer Zahlit and Larkin Bell. Each episode highlights women in the film industry at different points in their careers from various lines of work. In an industry dominated by men, women continue to face multiple barriers to entry. This podcast wants to change that.
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A Female Lens is a podcast for filmmakers and creatives co-hosted by Jennifer Zahlit and Larkin Bell. Each episode highlights women in the film industry at different points in their careers from various lines of work. In an industry dominated by men, women continue to face multiple barriers to entry. This podcast wants to change that.

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Episodes

Alma Har'el + Free The Bid

6/17/2019
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“That’s what I’m aiming for: a renaissance of creativity.” —Alma Har’el Bonus episode alert: this week we chatted with Alma Har’el about her initiative Free The Bid and its upcoming relaunch!

Duration:00:44:52

Nisha Ganatra + Late Night

6/7/2019
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We’re taking a break from our break to bring you a special bonus episode! Listen for our interview with Nisha Ganatra, director of the film LATE NIGHT. LATE NIGHT stars Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, and is written by Mindy Kaling. We love the film and had an amazing time talking with Nisha. Check out our episode, then go see LATE NIGHT in theaters! Stay tuned for Season 2 of AFL later this summer.

Duration:00:35:49

Episode 10: Hadeel Reda

3/18/2019
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We are thrilled to share our Season 1 Finale episode of A Female Lens with you! We have a SXSW Film Festival roundup, and then we interview inspiring producer, Hadeel Reda. Thank you for all of your support and for lending your ears to our podcast. We have had a fantastic first season, and we’re already hard at work on Season 2! Stay tuned.

Duration:00:34:50

Episode 9: Amy Adrion

3/11/2019
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This week we’re going back in the archives and talking about a female directing team that was not given equal credit on an episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Then, we interview Amy Adrion, director of the documentary Half The Picture.

Duration:00:47:57

Episode 8: Women's Weekend Film Challenge

3/4/2019
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This week we’re talking about Emma Thompson’s letter regarding her decision to depart Skydance’s animated film, Luck. Then, we interview the team behind the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. Stay tuned!

Duration:00:20:05

Episode 7: Alicia Malone

2/25/2019
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This week, we’re talking about Brie Larson’s inclusive press tour for Captain Marvel. Then, we interview film reporter, film critic, and author, Alicia Malone, about her work and her new book The Female Gaze.

Duration:00:39:20

Episode 6: Britt Rentschler

2/18/2019
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This week, we’re celebrating the women nominated for Academy Awards this year. Then, we interview actress Britt Rentschler about her recent film, Instant Family which just wrapped up a theatrical release and is available to watch on Amazon Prime tomorrow, February 19.

Duration:00:24:11

Women of Virtual Reality at Sundance

2/13/2019
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While we were at the Sundance Film Festival, we had the opportunity to talk with two virtual reality artists and one team about their virtual reality projects premiering in the New Frontier program at the festival. First, we interview Melissa Painter about her project, Embody. Then, we talk with the team behind Mechanical Souls: Gaëlle Mourre, L.P. Lee, and Céline Tricart. Lastly, we interview Teek Mach about her project, Grisaille.

Duration:00:33:41

Episode 5: Emma Forrest

2/11/2019
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This week, we’re discussing an essay by Emily Best, the founder of Seed & Spark, a crowdfunding site for films. Then, we interview writer/director Emma Forrest about her new film, Untogether which was released in select theaters on February 8th.

Duration:00:32:07

Sundance Film Critics: Beandrea July + Aramide Tinubu

2/6/2019
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We caught up with film critics Beandrea July and Aramide Tinubu at the Sundance Film Festival to get their take on this year’s festival!

Duration:00:15:31

Episode 4: Amber Sealey

2/4/2019
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In this week’s episode, we discuss the ad placed in Variety honoring female directors that were overlooked this year by the DGA and the Acadamy Awards. Then, we interview Amber Sealey who we met at Sundance. Her short film, How Does It Start, premeiered at this year’s Festival. We are joined by her main actress, Lola Wayne Villa at the end of the interview. Please enjoy (and forgive our voices-we both have Sundance colds!)

Duration:00:33:33

Episode 3: Jesi Nelson

1/28/2019
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In this week’s episode, we discuss women in film in the news at Sundance (since we’re at the Sundance Film Festival!) Then, we interview film composer Jesi Nelson. Jesi Nelson is a Los Angeles based composer for film & media, conductor and orchestrator. She received her BFA in Music Composition and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen at Columbia College. Upon her move to LA, she interned for Danny Elfman at Studio...

Duration:00:33:09

Episode 2: Tiffany Little Canfield

1/21/2019
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Tiffany Little Canfield, CSA is a casting director for theatre, film, and television at the prestigious bi-coastal casting office, Telsey + Company. Some notable projects include This Is Us, Mary Poppins Returns, Atypical, Smash, The Intern, Into the Woods, The Intern, Ricki and The Flash, and Masters of Sex. She received the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for her work on Margin Call in 2012. She was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited...

Duration:00:32:32

Episode 1: Elizabeth Chomko

1/14/2019
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In our first episode we discuss and celebrate some of our favorite accomplishments and strides that women in film made in 2018. Then, we interview writer and director, Elizabeth Chomko. We saw the premiere of Elizabeth’s film at the Sundance Film Festival last January and we were absolutely blown away by her film and her work. Happy listening! Elizabeth Chomko is a director and writer best known for What They Had (2018), starring Hilary Swank. Her screenplay for What They Had won an Academy...

Duration:00:34:16

A Female Lens: Coming Soon

1/1/2019
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A Female Lens is a podcast for filmmakers and creatives co-hosted by Jennifer Zahlit and Larkin Bell. Each episode highlights women in the film industry at different points in their careers from various lines of work. In an industry dominated by men, women continue to face multiple barriers to entry. This podcast wants to change that.

Duration:00:01:09