PREMIERE puts the spotlight on 100 female movers and shakers in Hollywood – the women that are influencing the film industry in terms of their talent and/or power.

Here are some of the names that are included (and certainly deserve to be a part of this article):


To read more, please go here


  1. gonna try to absorb the list. i’m more interested in the non actors/since i had no idea who they were/and only the ultra vaguest idea of what their job encompasses. thanks for list.

    so do you like the online version of premiere more than the (r.i.p.) printed version ?????

  2. Miranda Wilding Says:

    You’re welcome, my precious glim. As per usual.

    Well, I’m mostly interested in the actors. I imagine it’s fairly easy to figure out why. But there are many different kinds of women on this list. They have a wide variety of directors (among them Jane Campion, Catherine Hardwicke, Niki Caro, Kimberly Peirce, Kathryn Bigelow, Nancy Myers, Valerie Faris), producers, agents, studio execs AND J.K. Rowling.

    It’s funny. I think PREMIERE on line is cool. But the only time I actually read it is when I’m looking for stuff for the site.

    I miss the actual magazine (RIP indeed *sigh*) much more than you’ll ever know, glim. I started reading PREMIERE back in the 90s. One of my older relatives had a bunch of back issues so I caught up on almost everything available that they had. It was such a joy to purchase it every month on the newstand and spend a couple of days immersing yourself in its artistic grandeur. They had wonderful writers and the articles were fascinating and genuinely informative. Of course they had access to all the top level talent who were only too eager to promote themselves or their upcoming projects.

    I never really got into the other film magazines. The Brits have some decent ones (like EMPIRE) and of course there were a few others in the States that catered to that particular niche (like Movieline, which I never cared for). PREMIERE was it for me. I have no idea if there will ever be another middlebrow motion picture/industry mag. Maybe decades down the road if demographics shift and there’s a suitable amount of interest.

    But I strongly suspect that only certain publications will survive off the net and those will be the immensely popular ones with high circulation numbers. It’s sad. The online version is effective. But it’s really not the same.

  3. to whirl the memory…maybe even kick it……

    i’m going with film comment. as a geek in non media capital (yep all the cinemas were top five weekend/blockbuster stuff only )

    how would i have discovered ‘indie’/foreign stuff with out film comment.

    and i loved how things were brain powered but not to ultra academic. lovely…

    well you have a lovely story. i have a tragedy. i had a stack of film comments (hmm 20 plus issues) and had them neatly in a cornor of my room. and no i’m not the organized type at all. that may have been the only bit of organziation i had. being able to easily access my film comments…

    well i went on some trip to visit a relative. and when i came back my film comments are gone. as in thrown away. but uh some other relative.

    not that he cared about the issues/what was in them he just knew it would hurt me that they were gone. (and they knew i wouldn’t have the money to instantly re get/re buy them) and of course the real kicker being…no matter how upset and/or offended i was there was nothing i could do…

    and nothing was gonna happen to him. for throwing away my film mags. i mean it’s film mags/ who cares right ????

    especially if the stuff covered isn’t mainstream/ or it’s ‘weird’ (and you know how ‘normal’ people see ‘weird’ as an insult/non positive thing)

    whatever…..weird kids don’t deserve any ‘nourishment’. they should just go ‘normal’

    kids now…. i’m so jealous. but when i was enthused or cared about art. i was like curious about film/film maker you had to track it down in some mag. and lord knows or whomever knows the waiting time for a dvd used to be a lot longer…

    i would have killed after reading about some ‘micro’ band the mainstream didn’t care to about have been able to download a song of theirs instead of reading reviews and having to buy the cd and hope for the best…

    i would have killed to be able to get info on pretty much any film in about five seconds from your home.

    i would have killed to be able to hit the net and discover things like awardsdaily/livingincinema/cinematicpassions….

    you know the kids have it all…and they want to know about is iron man/transformers. and mostly getting/reading info on ‘known’ bands…


  4. Miranda Wilding Says:

    Yes, I know about Film Comment. I don’t know if we’ve ever had a copy in my city. But I am aware of it.

    glim, the relative that threw your Film Comments away deserves to be tied to a tree and beaten with something pointy. That is SO mean. I know from talking to people that it can be very difficult to nurture interests and passions if they’re out of the mainstream. Kids and adolescents should always be encouraged to seek out creativity in positive and constructive ways. How could someone have the nerve to do something like that?! I think that’s bloody disgraceful.

    I could understand if it was pornographic or something “morally objectionable”. But Film Comment?!! That makes me unbelievably angry, glim. I’m so sorry that you had to go through that – and the fact that you’re discussing it today likely means you’re still affected by it. I think that’s horrible.

    But it’s a long life. Let’s just say that I’m a great believer in karma. Only fools and mindless morons do things deliberately to cause pain to others. Not only is it disgustingly uncool but I don’t think people can get away with that kind of behaviour for long. It always catches up to them. Sometimes sooner rather than later.

    glim, being interested in things that are off centre or not wildly popular doesn’t make anyone “weird”. It’s about being an individual. Having your own tastes. Marching to the beat of your own drummer. Having the guts to break free. All of that is extremely important. We don’t need any more cookie cutter boredom in North American or European society. Without people being idiosyncratic and compelled to follow their own destinies, we wouldn’t anything innovative or unusual. No great art of any kind. NOTHING.

    SOME kids go for all that bland sameness that they’re spoon feeding everyone. But not all of them. I didn’t. You didn’t.

    There’s always hope, glim. You have to have faith. It’s not easy. But giving up isn’t a reasonable alternative.

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