WEEK IN WOMEN: Regina King builds Oscar buzz for ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI – Brandy McDonnell reports

Amazon Studios has set a release date for Oscar and Emmy winner Regina King’s feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami, which has already earned widespread acclaim and Oscar buzz on the festival circuit. The celebrated film will open in select theaters on Dec. 25, followed by a global launch on Jan. 15, exclusively on Prime Video.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Hollywood Commission Challenges Claims of Diversity Accomplishment – Brandy McDonnell reports

The Hollywood Commission, chaired by Anita Hill, found a gulf between what show business claims it has done to close workplace gaps in diversity and inclusion and what the industry has actually accomplished in that arena. “Men in Hollywood appear to inhabit a parallel universe when it comes to their overwhelmingly positive perception of progress in welcoming and valuing diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,” the Hollywood Commission said in its second report.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Monae’s ANTIBELLUM gets Premium On-Demand release – Brandy McDonnell reports

Lionsgate has announced that its compelling, highly anticipated horror-thriller Antebellum, starring Janelle Monáe, will premiere as a Premium On-Demand release, debuting on all platforms on September 18. Written and directed by advocacy filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, the mind-bending horror-thriller will be released theatrically in select international markets.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Blanchett’s Dirty Films inks first-look with New Republic – Brandy McDonnell reports

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blachett has inked a first-look feature film production deal for her Dirty Films production company with New Republic Pictures, headed by Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer. Oliver, who received a Best Picture Academy Award nod in 2011 for Black Swan, formed New Republic in 2017. The company was big in the mix in this year’s Oscars, having backed the films 1917 and Rocketman last year.

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WEEK IN WOMEN – IFC acquires A CALL TO SPY, WWII Female Spy Drama – Brandy McDonnell reports

IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to A Call to Spy, the feature directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated documentary producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, which centers on the courageous unsung female spies who served in World War II. IFC is planning an autumn release.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 2020 Gracies for Williams, Nash, Watts and more – Brandy McDonnell reports

Winners of the the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s 45th annual Gracie Awards includes such esteemed honorees as Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tamron Hall, Naomi Watts, Angela Yee, Norah O’Donnell, Stephanie Beatriz, and Soledad O’Brien, along with more than 100 of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.

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