WEEK IN WOMEN: Lagueria Davis’ ‘BLACK BARBIE Documentary Lands at Netflix and Shondaland – Brandy McDonnell reports

Writer-director Lagueria Davis has found a home for her timely and relevant Black Barbie: A Documentary. Netflix and Shondaland recently announced the acquisition of Davis’ film.Black Barbie. Davis brought her “Black Barbie” to the festival circuit just as Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie started generating critical acclaim and record-breaking box-office numbers. Considering Davis spent a dozen years making Black Barbie, and the movie Barbie had been in the works since The LEGO Movie became a 2014 blockbuster, it’s interesting timing that both films debuted within just a few months of each other.

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Shonda Rhimes: SeriesFest and Shondaland’s Women Directing Mentorship

SeriesFest and Shondaland have partnered for the past two years on the Women Directing Mentorship, a competition designed to discover aspiring women directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their career. The Women Directing Mentorship is anchored with the opportunity to shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland original series.

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