WEEK IN WOMEN: Women Costumers Score Top Awards – Brandy McDonnell reports

Women creatives took top prizes for their work on films about female characters at the 23rd annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, where some winners addressed the need for more equitable pay for their work. The prolific Roth moves into the front-runner position for this year’s best costume design Oscar when the Academy Awards.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Melanie Addington redirects from Oxford to Wichita – Brandy McDonnell reports

Melanie Addington, longtime executive director of Mississippi’s Oxford Film Festival, has accepted the executive director position at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas. Under Addington’s guidance, Oxford Film Festival became one of the first film festivals in the country to offer in-person screenings and successfully rolled out a new branding of the overarching organization as “OxFilm,” reflecting its growth as a year-round entity with programs the local filmmaking community and film fans have embraced

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Opening April 5 to April 9, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Youn Yuh-jung makes SAG history – Brandy McDonald reports

Minari star Youn Yuh-jung made history when she won this year’s Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, April 5, 2021. Youn becomes the first Asian winner and first Asian woman winner in any individual SAG movie category.

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Opening March 29 to April 4, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Toni Collette to direct WRITERS AND LOVERS – Brandy McDonnell reports

Oscar-nominated actor Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Hereditary, Knives Out) will make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Lily King’s 2020 novel Writers and Lovers. Along with helming, Collette will produce the film under her Vocab Films banner and write the script with Nick Payne (Wanderlust, The Crown). Weiters and Lovers is King’s fifth novel and a New York Times bestseller.

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Opening March 25 to 27, 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Fennell and Zhao make AMPAS history – Brandy McDonnell reports

Nomadland‘s Chloe Zhao and Promising Young Woman‘s Emerald Fennell are now part of Academy Awards history. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated two women in the directing category, with Zhao and Fennell picking up nods in the coveted category.

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Opening March 15 to 19 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo previews

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights movies made by and about women. With a vigilant eye toward current releases, we maintain an interactive record of films that are pertinent to our interests. Be they female-made or female-centric productions, they are films that represent a wide range of women’s stories and present complex female characters. As such, they are movies that will most likely be reviewed on AWFJ.org and will qualify for consideration for our annual EDA Awards, celebrating exceptional women working in film behind and in front of the camera.

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