Krystin Ver Linden’s ‘Alice,’ starring Keke Palmer, acquired ahead of Sundance Film Festival premiere

Krystin Ver Linden’s ‘Alice,’ starring Keke Palmer, acquired ahead of Sundance Film Festival premiere

Inspired by true accounts, “Alice” is a modern empowerment fable tracing Alice’s (Keke Palmer) journey through the post-Civil Rights Era American South.

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Karen McClellan serving as showrunner in residence for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s 2022 Scripted Series Lab

Karen McClellan serving as showrunner in residence for the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s 2022 Scripted Series Lab

Starting this month, McClellan is mentoring six up-and-coming British Columbia-based screenwriters as they develop her original series in the Pacific Screenwriting Program’s flagship training program.

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‘Betty White: A Celebration’ to play in movie theaters on late Golden Girl’s 100th birthday

‘Betty White: A Celebration’ to play in movie theaters on late Golden Girl’s 100th birthday

Originally planned as a celebration of White’s 100th birthday, the one-day-only film event now will offer an opportunity for fans to come together to remember her groundbreaking life and career.

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Jane Campion and ‘Power of the Dog’ win at tarnished Golden Globes

Jane Campion and ‘Power of the Dog’ win at tarnished Golden Globes

The 79th Golden Globes were a tarnished shadow of their past glory, but the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association managed to pick some dazzling winners at the celebrity-free, non-televised Jan. 9 ceremony.

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Sundance Film Festival 2022 moves fully online as omicron variant powers another COVID-19 wave

Sundance Film Festival 2022 moves fully online as omicron variant powers another COVID-19 wave

The previously planned online programming will proceed, with screening schedule adjustments being made to account for an online only schedule. Sundance is scheduled for Jan. 20-30.

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Halle Berry follows ‘Bruised’ by entering multi-film partnership with Netflix

Halle Berry follows ‘Bruised’ by entering multi-film partnership with Netflix

Berry’s feature directorial debut, “Bruised,” was released globally on Netflix last month and landed at the No. 1 spot in the United States and No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Global English Film List. The film was No. 1 in 21 countries and was watched for 47.7 million hours in its first five days.

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Selma Blair to receive Equity in Entertainment Award

Selma Blair to receive Equity in Entertainment Award

The Equity in Entertainment Award recognizes individuals who amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the entertainment industry. Previous recipients include changemakers and visionaries such as Ronan Farrow, Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Amy Pascal.

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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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