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Glamour 'Dealbreaker'
Glamour 'Dealbreaker'
Gwyneth Paltrow on AdCritic? Yes, but not in the type of role you'd expect her to be playing. This time, she's behind the camera, making her directorial debut in Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments" film series, produced in partnership with Moxie Pictures. Her short film Dealbreaker, co-written and co-directed with longtime friend Mary Wigmore, premiered last night in New York's Union Square, accompanied by four other shorts, all inspired by real life stories submitted by Glamour readers in a contest earlier this year. "Glamour's brand motto is about empowering women, so part of this project was also about giving women an opportunity to do something they might have done before," explains Francesca Silvestri, Moxie's Head of Feature Film and Television. The other directors included Trudie Styler (a.k.a. Mrs. Sting), Sex and the City writer Jenny Bicks, Talia Lugacy and Lisa Leone. Actresses Rosario Dawson, Lauren Graham, Kerry Washington, Debi Mazar and Piper Perabo are among the series' onscreen talents. Sponsored by Mercury, Bebe, Nokia and Elizabeth Arden, the films will be featured on a DVD included with Glamour subscribers' January issue and will also appear on glamour.com, with proceeds going to FilmAid International, a charity that brings film to refugee camps. And if you're wondering about Gwyneth's performance in the director's chair, Dealbreakers was just accepted into Sundance.
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