The Producers Guild of America will honor Oscar-winning performer and producer Octavia Spencer with its Visionary Award, which is given to producers “who share inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture.”Read more
It looks like 2020 could be a landmark year for women making moview. Five of the biggest titles scheduled for release next year — including all four major superhero movies on the slate — will be directed by women and are femme-centric.Read more
Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening will receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award from AARP The Magazine. The 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards ceremony takes place on Jan. 11 in Beverly Hills, California.Read more
An unprecedented seven motion pictures directed by women are on this year’s list of films added to , the most in a single year since the inaugural registry in 1989.Read more
Frozen II is taking Disney “Into the Unknown” as it continues to set records at the box office.
The animated adventure, co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, is the sixth Disney movie in 2019 to hit $1 billion globally, strengthening the Mouse House’s rule over the box office.
Despite the record number of hit films directed by women, including a number earning widespread critical acclaim, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has affirmed its stance as a boys’ club. All the recently unveiled nominees in the Best Director – Motion Picture category are men. Worse, there are no films directed by women contending for Best Motion Picture – Drama or for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. And, there are no women nominated in Best Screenplay – Motion Picture.Read more
Jennifer Lee’s Frozen II exceeded industry expectations that projected the sequel would make $100 million over the weekend. It also set the record for biggest global opening for an animated film ever, hauling in $350 million worldwide.Read more
Filmmaker Cheryl Eagan-Donovan has been named Oxfordian of the Year for 2019 by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship for her documentary film Nothing Is Truer than Truth. The documentary is about Shakespeare’s identity and the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who traveled in 1575-76 to Venice and throughout Italy, where he collected the experiences that are reflected in the works of Shakespeare.Read more
Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger, who has earned acclaimed for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the last months of the iconic singer’s life in Judy, will receive the American Riviera Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.Read more
Sitara: Let Girls Dream, a short film from two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy victor Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will be added to Netflix’s burgeoning slate of animated titles for families.Read more