Every Woman fest returns


Lifetime Movie Network, The Hollywood Reporter, New York Women in Film & Television, the Paley Center for Media, WMA and Women in Film Los Angeles have teamed to launch the second annual Every Woman's Film Competition, presented by LMN.

This year, following strong response to last year's competition, the contest has been expanded to all women interested in film, not just students.

"In 2006, women comprised 15% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films," LMN executive vp/GM Louise Henry Bryson said. "Lifetime Movie Network is working to change those statistics by offering the next generation of female filmmakers the chance to be discovered."

Entrants will produce short films three to five minutes in length to be judged by a panel of female industry leaders. There will be a first- and second-place winner, who will win $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, exposure on LMN and a trip to The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast in December and the Hamptons International Film Festival. Three honorable mention recipients as well as a filmmaker chosen online by the LMN.tv audience will each win $1,000.

"This is one more way in which Lifetime is at the forefront of inspiring women to express themselves and develop their talents," The Reporter's editor, Elizabeth Guider, said. "The Hollywood Reporter is proud to be associated with this initiative."

The competition runs through June 15; winners will be announced in October. For more information, go to LMN.tv/filmcontest.