WEEK IN WOMEN: Mindy Kaling to be honored by Producers Guild – Brandy McDonnell reports

The Producers Guild of America will honor trailblazing producer Mindy Kaling with its Norman Lear Achievement Award. Kaling will receive the award at the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Feb. 25 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director, actor, and, most recently Tony Award winner, Kaling is considered one of the brightest voices of her generation.

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TIFF 2023 Rising Stars: Seven Out of Nine are Women! – Jennifer Merin reports

TIFF has announced this years honorees in its 2023 Rising Stars program, and seven of the nine selected actors are women! They are Adwa Bader (Saudi Arabia/USA), Almudena González (Argentina), Amrit Kaur (Canada), Aria Mia Loberti (USA), Kudakwashe Rutendo (Canada), Léah Aubert (France) and Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne (New Zealand), and they are joined by their male colleagues, Cody Lightning (Canada) and Mark Clennon (Canada).

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SPOTLIGHT June 2020: Nisha Ganatra, Filmmaker Focus on Inclusion and Parity

Nisha Ganatra has built a successful career anchored in inclusion, putting a full spectrum of voices and talents on display in her work and walking the walk in a way only a select few women working in the industry dare to do. She is helping to change the future for women in film.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK June 21, 2019: LATE NIGHT

Cross The Devil Wears Prada with 30 Rock, and you might get something like Late Night, director Nisha Ganatra’s timely comedy about a starry-eyed young comedy writer named Molly (Mindy Kaling) who gets the chance of a lifetime when she’s hired to work for iconic late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). Written by Kaling, the movie mixes behind-the-scenes showbiz humor with smart observations about what it’s really like for women to break down barriers.

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LATE NIGHT – Review by Sheila Roberts

Late night TV is big business where top ratings matter. If you’re the host and can’t deliver, your days are numbered. Emma Thompson delivers a terrific performance in Amazon Original’s Late Night, a smart, tightly paced comedy with witty characters, strong acting, and a hilarious femme-centric plot directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling.

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LATE NIGHT – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Thompson plays Katherine Newberry, a British comic who has spent nearly three decades as the only female late-night talk-show host on American television (talk about your summer movie fantasies). Although she has sacrificed plenty to become an award-winning entertainment icon, Katherine has become stubbornly complacent and snobbishly behind the times over the years.

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LATE NIGHT – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

When Thompson and Kaling are together, the sparks fly. But all the boys-will-be-boys humor attached to the previously all-male writing team often smells a little stale and overdone. But is Late Night worth watching? Very much so, thanks primarily to the ladies, who include Amy Ryan’s no-nonsense network executive. Let’s just say it lives up to Newbury’s own show-ending catchphrase – it earns the privilege of your time.

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