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    Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:47:19

    Virginia Madsen Fights Gravity - To produce female ski jumper documentary

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    Virginia Madsen will produce Fighting Gravity, a documentary about women ski jumpers and their continued fight to be included in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Madsen will produce alongside Empire 8 Productions and Screen Siren.

    The film is currently in the production phase. It revolves around 15 athletes who are challenging a decision by the International Olympic Committee which bars them from competing in the forthcoming games in Vancouver. Ski jumping is the only Olympic sport that has been reserved exclusively for males, and the IOC has rejected a decade of appeals to allow women the right to compete.

    Madsen will produce via her Title IX Productions. Alex Mar, a former MTV News producer and Rolling Stone writer, will direct.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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