WEEK IN WOMEN: Jane Campion wins big at Golden Globes – Brandy McDonnell reports

The 79th Golden Globes were a tarnished shadow of their past glory, but the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association managed to pick some dazzling winners at the celebrity-free, non-televised Jan. 9 ceremony.
With her stunning Western epic “=The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion became just the third woman in the Globe’s almost eight-decade history to garner the best director title, following Chloe Zhao’s 2021 win for Nomadland and Barbra Streisand’s 1983 victory for Yentl.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Halle Berry’s multi-film partnership with Netflix Brandy McDonnell reports

Academy Award winner Halle Berry and Netflix will continue to collaborate though a new partnership that will see Berry star in and produce new films. Berry’s feature directorial debut, Bruised, was released globally on Netflix last month and landed at the No. 1 spot in the United States and No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Global English Film List. The film was No. 1 in 21 countries and was watched for 47.7 million hours in its first five days.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Selma Blair receives Equity in Entertainment Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

For increasing the visibility of people with disabilities in Hollywood, film and television star Selma Blair received the Equity in Entertainment Award Dec. 8 at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment gala. The Equity in Entertainment Award recognizes individuals who amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the entertainment industry.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Victoria Mahoney to direct THE OLD GUARD sequel – Brandy McDonnell reports

Victoria Mahoney is directing the sequel to Netflix’s 2020 hit action film The Old Guard. Mahoney will take the helm of the follow-up from Gina Prince-Bythewood, who broke Netflix records with The Old Guard.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Campbell Heads NBCUni’s Peacock Streamer – Brandy McDonnell reports

NBCUniversal has named Kelly Campbell the president of its Peacock streaming service. She will be responsible for Peacock’s streaming business and work closely with leadership across NBCUniversal television, film, news and sports on Peacock live and original programming. She will be based in the Los Angeles area.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Addison Rae’s multi-pic partnership with Netflix – Brandy McDonnell reports

Addison Rae has entered into a multi-picture creative partnership with Netflix, the streamer recently announced.
The deal comes after Rae made her acting debut in the rom-com remake He’s All That, which debuted on Netflix over the summer. In just one year, Rae, 21, has emerged as the top-earning creator on TikTok. The Louisiana native has amassed more than 100 million followers across social media since November 2019.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Joana Vicente to helm Sundance Institute as new CEO – Brandy McDonnell reports

Longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente will take the helm as the new CEO of the Sundance Institute at the beginning of November. She will be responsible for setting strategies for the institute that embrace the evolving future of storytelling and build on the Sundance’s record of supporting visionary artists with distinct voices in film, theater, film composing, episodic storytelling and emerging media.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Jane Campion receives 2021 Lumière Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion will be honored with the Lumière Award during the 13th edition of the Lumière Festival, which will take place Oct. 9-17 in Lyon, France. Known for her “extraordinary aesthetic and dazzling poetry,” Campion will receive the 13th Lumière Award. She will be the first woman director to receive the prestigious prize.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kerry Washington Lands Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ROCKAWAY – Brandy McDonnell reports

Primetime Emmy Award-winning performer Kerry Washington will star in and produce a feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir Rockaway for Netflix. The project will continue Washington’s burgeoning relationship with Netflix: She previously appeared in the musical adaptation The Prom and the drama American Son for the streamer, and she stars in the upcoming Netflix film The School For Good And Evil.

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