WEEK IN WOMEN: Mary Parent honored with PGA’s Selznick Award – Brandy McDonnell reports

Film producer Mary Parent will be honored with the Producers Guild of America’s 2022 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. She will accept the honor at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards March 19 at the Fairmont Century Plaza. Parent is the vice chairman of worldwide production at Legendary Entertainment, where she oversees all aspects of film. She has been actively involved in films amassing more than $20 billion at the global box office. She most recently produced critically acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.

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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: 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: Andrea Arnold Reunites with IFC for COW – Brandy McDonnell reports

IFC Films is acquiring North American rights to Cow, a new documentary directed by Academy Award-winning English filmmaker Andrea Arnold. Shot over seven years, “Cow” had its world premiere in the newly created Cannes Premiere section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Julia Stiles to helm WISH YOU WERE HERE Brandy McDonnell reports

Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Julia Stiles is partnering with Phiphen Pictures for Wish You Were Here, which will mark Stiles’ feature film directorial debut. “I’ve been looking for the right story to direct as a feature for a while and have finally found it with Renée Carlino’s Wish You Were Here,” states Stiles.

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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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WEEK IN WOMEN: Kelly Hu to star in BREAST CANCER BUCKET LIST – Brandy McDonnell reports

Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, the X-Men movies, Netflix’s Finding ‘Ohana) will lead the feature film Breast Cancer Bucket List. Hu will star as Brenda Lee, who is facing her mortality after she is diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and is determined to find her daughter Talia, whom she gave up for adoption as an baby..

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Moss to Make Adaptation of Katie Hill’s SHE WILL RISE – Brandy McDonnell reports

Two-time Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss will star in and produce a film adaptation of former Congresswoman Katie Hill’s memoir She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality. The Emmy Award winner is teaming with writer Michael Seitzman (North Country) and producer Jason Blum for the streaming film.

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