‘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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Oscars make history by nominating two women for best director in the same year

Oscars make history by nominating two women for best director in the same year

Prior to this year, only five women had been nominated for best director: Lina Wertmüller, in 1976 for “Seven Beauties”; Jane Campion, in 1993 for “The Piano”; Sofia Coppola, in 2003 for “Lost in Translation”; Kathryn Bigelow, in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker”; and Greta Gerwig, in 2017 for “Lady Bird.”

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Kelly Hu to star in feature film ‘Breast Cancer Bucket List’

Kelly Hu to star in 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. With the help of her best friend Meg (Patricia Velasquez, “The Mummy” movies), Brenda is determined to find her daughter Talia (Sylvia Kwan, “Grey’s Anatomy”), whom she gave up for adoption as an baby.

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Ava DuVernay launches ARRAY Crew personnel database to promote diversity among crew members

Ava DuVernay launches ARRAY Crew personnel database to promote diversity among crew members

Created by DuVernay and led by an all-women executive team, ARRAY Crew lives as a web-based platform with more than 3,000 qualified below-the-line crew members.

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Aisha Tyler to direct ‘socially conscious psychological thriller’ ‘Silent John’

Aisha Tyler to direct ‘socially conscious psychological thriller’ ‘Silent John’

As a performer, Tyler is known for hosting “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” acting in TV shows like “Criminal Minds,” “CSI” and “24” and doing voiceover work in “Archer,” “BoJack Horseman” and the upcoming Disney+ series “Monsters at Work.” She has directed episodes of TV series like “Criminal Minds.”

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Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Regina King to star in and produce Shirley Chisholm biopic

Written and directed by Oscar winner John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave,” “Jimi: All Is by My Side”), the biopic will chronicle Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, which was defined by youth engagement and her efforts to secure enough delegates to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

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Abby Ryder Fortson and Rachel McAdams to star in movie version of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Abby Ryder Fortson and Rachel McAdams to star in movie version of Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

The film, which begins production in April, is written and will be directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, who is re-teaming with legendary Academy Award-winning producer James L. Brooks and his Gracie Films banner.

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