Regina King to direct film adaptation of ‘Bitter Root’ comic-book series

Regina King to direct film adaptation of ‘Bitter Root’ comic-book series

In addition to directing, King – an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor who earned a Golden Globe nomination for directing the historical fiction drama “One Night in Miami” – will produce the movie for Legendary Pictures, according to Variety.

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12 movies with Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the lead

12 movies with Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the lead

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, and this year, it comes at a time when those communities are seeing historic strides in popular culture even as violence and racism persists.

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Biopic to chronicle Cher’s life and career

Biopic to chronicle Cher’s life and career

Cher’s celebrated career has spanned a famed variety television show, several studio albums and concert tours, a Las Vegas residency and many movies, including her Oscar-winning turn in “Moonstruck,” her Oscar-nominated performance in “Silkwood” and roles in “Mask,” “The Witches of Eastwick,”  “Mermaids” and more.

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Gabourey Sidibe to make feature film directorial debut on thriller ‘Pale Horse’

Gabourey Sidibe to make feature film directorial debut on thriller ‘Pale Horse’

Set in the Pacific Northwest, “Pale Horse” centers on Naia, a reclusive African-American author who writes celebrated books for young adults but is  living with multiple sclerosis. She becomes tangled up a sinister mystery when she provides shelter for the man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother.

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Women achieve historic wins at 2021 Academy Awards

Women achieve historic wins at 2021 Academy Awards

“Nomadland’s” Chloe Zhao was named best director, becoming just the second woman (after “The Hurt Locker’s” Kathryn Bigelow) and the first woman of color to garner the best director Oscar.

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Reba McEntire to star in and produce two upcoming Lifetime movies

Reba McEntire to star in and produce two upcoming Lifetime movies

The Christmas telefilm is the first project in a two-picture deal that the multi-hyphenate recently signed with Lifetime to star in and produce films for the cable network.

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ and ‘Mulan’ take top honors at Costume Designers Guild Awards

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ and ‘Mulan’ take top honors at Costume Designers Guild Awards

Shondaland producing partners Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy”) received the Distinguished Collaborator Award, which goes to to people who show stalwart support of costume design and creative partnerships with costume designers.

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Executive Director Melanie Addington leaving Mississippi’s Oxford Film Festival for Kansas’ Tallgrass Film Festival

Executive Director Melanie Addington leaving Mississippi’s Oxford Film Festival for Kansas’ Tallgrass Film Festival

Addington has worked in the film festival world since 2006, first as a volunteer before eventually becoming the Oxford Film Festival’s executive director in August 2015.

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‘Minari’s’ Youn Yuh-jung makes history with SAG award win

‘Minari’s’ Youn Yuh-jung makes history with SAG award win

Youn becomes the first Asian winner and first Asian woman winner in any individual SAG movie category. Sandra Oh remains the only Asian woman who has won an individual SAG Award in the television categories.

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Toni Collette to make feature film directorial debut with ‘Writers and Lovers’

Toni Collette to make feature film directorial debut with ‘Writers and Lovers’

Along with helming, the Oscar-nominated performer will produce under her Vocab Films banner and write the script with Nick Payne (“Wanderlust,” “The Crown”),

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