Hot Plates: Documentary about women in the restaurant business — ‘we need to get a little louder’

Although more than half of culinary school graduates are women, fewer than 7 percent of restaurant owners and head chefs are female, according to a Bloomberg News statistic James cites. And when Time magazine ran a story earlier this decade lauding “Gods of the Kitchen,” a roundup of top culinary talent that exclusively featured men, James, a former newspaper reporter who worked at her mother’s restaurant growing up, found the enraging inspiration for her first documentary film.

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Kite Film Fest submissions now open

Submissions are now open for the third annual Kite Film Fest.

By submitting, you authorize Kite Film Fest to show your short at the event. By submitting, you also are confirming that you retain the rights to characters, stories, music, and all aspects of the short.

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Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets 2019 Dates

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The 34th annual Santa Barbara Film Festival is set to run January 30-February 9 in 2019, organizers said this morning. Official events will be held throughout the city, including the Arlington and Lobero theaters, for the fest that takes place in the heat of movie awards season.

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BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

BAFTA has spelled out the diversity criteria films will need to meet for the two British film categories in its 2019 Film Awards. The British Academy came in for a barrage of criticism after this year’s Film Awards nominations included just two non-white actors out of 20 nominated and a best director category devoid of women.

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What You Need to Know About Making an Indie Film

Independent filmmakers need to be tenacious if they want to see their film come to fruition. You can start with a lot of passion and drive but if you don’t have tenacity, your film will never see the light of day.

So if you’re thinking about making an independent film, here are a few things you need to consider before getting started.

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