Victoria Mahoney to direct sequel to Netflix hit ‘The Old Guard’

Victoria Mahoney to direct sequel to Netflix hit ‘The Old Guard’

Recently, Mahoney served as second unit director on J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker,” making her the first woman and first Black woman to direct a “Star Wars” film.

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Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions continues its expansion with Audible podcasts deal

Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions continues its expansion with Audible podcasts deal

Currently in active development, “Kym” is an original, scripted comedy podcast series inspired by the life of Emmy-nominated actress/comedian Kym Whitley. The series follows Whitley as she navigates single motherhood and Hollywood

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Kristen Stewart to receive Performer Tribute at New York’s Gotham Awards

Kristen Stewart to receive Performer Tribute at New York’s Gotham Awards

Stewart’s most recent film, Pablo Larraín’s critically acclaimed Princess Diana biopic “Spencer,” had its world premiere in competition at the Venice International Film Festival in September and was released by NEON theatrically nationwide earlier this month.

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Addison Rae enters into a multi-picture creative partnership with Netflix

Addison Rae enters into a multi-picture creative partnership with Netflix

The deal comes after Rae made her acting debut in the rom-com remake “He’s All That,” which debuted on Netflix over the summer. She plays an influencer who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king.

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Kelly Campbell named president of NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service

Kelly Campbell named president of NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service

Campbell was previously president of Disney’s Hulu, where she led the streamer’s live and on-demand businesses. She joined Hulu in 2017 as chief marketing officer and she played a key role in accelerating the service’s growth and momentum.

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Joana Vicente to take the helm of Sundance Institute as new CEO

Joana Vicente to take the helm of Sundance Institute as new CEO

Vicente joins the Sundance Institute from Toronto International Film Festival, where she spent the past three years as executive director and co-head. She succeeds CEO Keri Putnam, who stepped down earlier this year at Sundance.

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Marley Morrison’s ‘Sweetheart’ wins jury honors at Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival

Marley Morrison’s ‘Sweetheart’ wins jury honors at Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival

T.J. Parsell’s “Invisible: Gay Women in Southern Music” won both the jury’s Best Documentary honor as well as the Audience Award for Best Documentary, and filmmaker Lauren Hadaway earned jury nods for Best First Feature for her film “The Novice” as well as capturing the Best Director prize.

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Jamie Lee Curtis to receive 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award as ‘Halloween Kills’ tops box office

Jamie Lee Curtis to receive 2021 Shatterproof Brian Mendell Memorial Award as ‘Halloween Kills’ tops box office

Shatterproof was founded by Gary Mendell in 2013, after losing his son Brian Mendell to the disease of addiction. This year’s Chairman’s Reception is taking place on the 10-year anniversary of Brian Mendell’s death.

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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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