Lesli Linka Glatter elected second woman president in history of Directors Guild of America

Lesli Linka Glatter elected second woman president in history of Directors Guild of America

Plus, Glatter recently signed a first-look deal with Universal Television and formed Backyard Pictures with her producing partner, Cheryl Bloch. She is currently directing and executive producing “Love and Death,” written by David E. Kelley and starring Elizabeth Olsen, for HBO Max.

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Laverne Cox to be honored at Girls Up’s #GirlHero Awards

Laverne Cox to be honored at Girls Up’s #GirlHero Awards

Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up works across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide. Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality.

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New York Women in Film and Television expands script development lab for screenwriters older than 40

New York Women in Film and Television expands script development lab for screenwriters older than 40

Accepting pilots as well as features for the first time since launching in 2015, The Writers Lab will build a virtual experience for nine feature writers and seven pilot writers in 2021, its seventh year.

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France’s Lumiere Festival to honor Japanese golden age filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka with retrospective

France’s Lumiere Festival to honor Japanese golden age filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka with retrospective

In June, the Cannes Film Festival screened a newly restored 4K version of her second film as a director, 1955’s “The Moon Has Risen” (“Tsuki wa noborinu”).

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‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’ to premiere on PBS’ ‘American Masters’

‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’ to premiere on PBS’ ‘American Masters’

The film features interviews with Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who are also executive producers on the project.

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Jane Campion to receive 2021 Lumière Award at France’s Lumière Festival

Jane Campion to receive 2021 Lumière Award at France’s Lumière Festival

Campion’s latest film,” The Power of the Dog,” had its world premiere earlier this month at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. It also will screen as the centerpiece selection at the 59th New York Film Festival on Oct. 1.

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Kerry Washington to star in and produce film version of Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ‘Rockaway’

Kerry Washington to star in and produce film version of Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ‘Rockaway’

The project will continue Washington’s  burgeoning relationship with Netflix: She previously appeared in the musical adaptation “The Prom” and the drama “American Son” for the streamer, and she stars in the upcoming Netflix film “The School For Good And Evil.”

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Sharon Stone to receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Sharon Stone to receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

Stone will be in Switzerland to accept the award in person on Sept. 25, according to a news release. The award ceremony will be followed by a screening of Martin Scorsese’s thriller “Casino,” which earned Stone a Golden Globe Award as well as an Oscar nomination.

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Native writer/producer Sierra Teller Ornelas of ‘Rutherford Falls’ extends deal with Universal Television

Native writer/producer Sierra Teller Ornelas of ‘Rutherford Falls’ extends deal with Universal Television

In addition, her Peacock Original show “Rutherford Falls” was recently renewed for a second season. The critically acclaimed comedy is considered a breakthrough moment in Native representation in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

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Debbie Allen to garner 2021 Television Academy’s Governors Award during Emmy Awards

Debbie Allen to garner 2021 Television Academy’s Governors Award during Emmy Awards

Allen has choreographed for legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Gwen Verdon, Carmen de Lavallade, Diane Carroll, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton and Savion Glover.

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