Weekly Roundup: Gabourey Sidibe, Director Kimberly Pierce & Oxygen Media

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Gabourey Sidibe says she’s “an a**hole!” It’s for a wonderful reason.

Dawn Hudson will remain CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Carrie) gave a wonderful keynote speech at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. (Video)

Jovanka Vuckovic to direct Jacqueline Ess: Her Will & Testament. Clive Barker’s very pleased.

Mentorship and support from Film Fatales is vital to women filmmakers.

Oxygen Media announces five new projects aimed at younger women.

PR maven Andrea Werbel explains the importance of “consuming” media.

Happy Mother’s Day, NYWIFT moms!

— KELLY GLOVER

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