Oscar-winning producer Dede Gardner to be honored at Austin Film Festival in Texas

Oscar-winning producer Dede Gardner to be honored at Austin Film Festival in Texas

In addition, Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Stephen Merchant will receive the Outstanding Television Writer Award at this year’s Austin Film Festival.

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Laura Poitras’ ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ to play as New York Film Festival Centerpiece Selection

Laura Poitras’ ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ to play as New York Film Festival Centerpiece Selection

In her new film, Laura Poitras weaves two narratives: the fabled life and career of era-defining artist Nan Goldin and the downfall of the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical dynasty Goldin personally took on in her fight to hold accountable those responsible for the deadly opioid epidemic.

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Chinonye Chukwu’s movie ‘Till’ to premiere at New York Film Festival’s opening weekend

Chinonye Chukwu’s movie ‘Till’ to premiere at New York Film Festival’s opening weekend

“Till” stars Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till Mobley, Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till, Frankie Faison as John Carthan, Haley Bennett as Carolyn Bryant, Sean Patrick Thomas as Gene Mobley, John Douglas Thompson as Moses Wright and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg as Alma Carthan.

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Juliette Binoche to receive a Donostia Award from Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival

Juliette Binoche to receive a Donostia Award from Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival

Esteemed filmmaker David Cronenberg also will receive a Donostia Award at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, which is screening his controversial and celebrated new film “Crimes of the Future,”

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s docuseries ‘Gutsy’ coming to Apple TV+

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s docuseries ‘Gutsy’ coming to Apple TV+

The documentary series features Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

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Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

Michelle Yeoh to receive Toronto International Film Festival’s inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

The TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award recognizes a woman who is a leader in the film industry and has made a positive impact for women throughout their career. The inaugural award is inspired by TIFF’s Share Her Journey initiative, which was created to address gender parity in the film industry, among other aims.

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Final season of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ to again showcase women directors

Final season of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ to again showcase women directors

With nearly three dozen filmmakers making their directorial debut on “Queen Sugar,” the series marks a shift in industry hiring standards for women and people of color behind the camera.

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Catherine Deneuve to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve to receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve previously earned the Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for best actress in “Place Vendôme” by Nicole Garcia in 1998 and starred in Luis Buñuel’s 1967 drama “Belle de jour,” which received the festival’s Golden Lion for best film.

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Women in Film and Netflix’s ReFrame Rise accelerator elevating women directors and cinematographers

Women in Film and Netflix’s ReFrame Rise accelerator elevating women directors and cinematographers

ReFrame Rise is a comprehensive and customized two-year program designed by ReFrame, a Women in Film and Sundance Institute collaboration, to accelerate high-level, sustainable advancement for mid-career talent. The program is now expanding to support cinematographers as well as directors.

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Karen Gillan stars in Lisa Steen’s feature film directorial debut ‘Late Bloomers’

Karen Gillan stars in Lisa Steen’s feature film directorial debut ‘Late Bloomers’

“Late Bloomers” is a comedy about Louise, an aimless millennial (Gillan), who drunkenly breaks her hip, landing her in physical therapy. There, she acquires an elderly Polish BFF who speaks no English (Margaret Sophie Stein).

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Janet Yang elected president of the Motion Picture Academy, making history

Janet Yang elected president of the Motion Picture Academy, making history

Yang, who is of Chinese descent, is the first Asian person ever selected as president of the Academy as well as just the fourth woman to take on the leadership position.

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OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

OVID.tv streaming service to spotlight women-directed documentaries on abortion, contraception and more

The August lineup for OVID.tv’s second annual Doc Month includes several documentaries directed by women, and many of these films highlight timely topics, including abortion, access to contraception and more.

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Lindsay Lohan releasing three new movies on Netflix

Lindsay Lohan releasing three new movies on Netflix

Lohan will star in the upcoming Netflix holiday romantic comedy “Falling for Christmas,” which will premiere later this year.

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American Film Institute wrapping up 2022 Cinematography Intensive for Women

American Film Institute wrapping up 2022 Cinematography Intensive for Women

AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women is a tuition-free workshop designed for aspiring cinematographers committed to their journey toward a professional career as cinematographers, who have some on-set experience working in the field and are looking for additional training to help them advance in their education, craft and career.

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Taraji P. Henson’s TPH Entertainment inks overall deal with BET Studios

Taraji P. Henson’s TPH Entertainment inks overall deal with BET Studios

An Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated actor, writer, director and producer, Henson quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically-acclaimed film “Hustle & Flow.”

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Nancy Meyers writing, directing and producing a new film for Netflix

Nancy Meyers writing, directing and producing a new film for Netflix

Meyers and Netflix previously partnered in 2020 to release the short film “Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)” on Netflix social channels.

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‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ coming to AMC Networks

‘Orphan Black: Echoes’ coming to AMC Networks

Anna Fishko (“Pieces of Her,” “The Society,” “Fear the Walking Dead”) is creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer with John Fawcett, the co-creator of the original series who also directed 17 episodes across all five seasons, on as director and executive producer.

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Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Grant was nominated in 2001 for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “Erin Brockovich.” She has been nominated for Primetime Emmys for her work on the series “Unbelievable” and “Confirmation.”

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Laysla De Oliveira joining Zoe Saldaña in Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ series ‘Lioness’

Laysla De Oliveira joining Zoe Saldaña in Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ series ‘Lioness’

Zoe Saldaña also will serve as executive producer alongside Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and her production company, Blossom Films.

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Kathryn Bigelow directing ‘Aurora,” adapted from David Koepp’s new novel

Kathryn Bigelow directing ‘Aurora,” adapted from David Koepp’s new novel

Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director with “The Hurt Locker,” which also won Best Picture. Her other directorial credits include “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Point Break” and “Near Dark.”

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Tribeca Film Festival 2022 to launch with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary ‘Halftime’

Tribeca Film Festival 2022 to launch with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary ‘Halftime’

“Halftime” is a new Netflix documentary film by director Amanda Micheli that follows global superstar Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.

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Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Clarkson, Elle Fanning and more to receive Gracie Awards

Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Clarkson, Elle Fanning and more to receive Gracie Awards

The event will honor some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media, including Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Kaitlyn Dever, Tamron Hall, Ellen K, Angie Martinez, Dana Cortez and more.

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New York’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival featuring 70% films directed by women

New York’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival featuring 70% films directed by women

For the first time in two years, the New York festival will be back with a full program of in-person screenings at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center, with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film participants, activists and Human Rights Watch researchers.

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Mary J. Blige to receive Billboard Icon Award

Mary J. Blige to receive Billboard Icon Award

Also an actor who has appeared in “Respect,” “Rock of Ages” and “The Umbrella Academy,” Blige received two Oscar nominations for work on the film “Mudbound,” for best supporting actress and for best original song.

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Netflix and Shondaland working on a ‘Bridgerton’ prequel focused on Queen Charlotte

Netflix and Shondaland working on a ‘Bridgerton’ prequel focused on Queen Charlotte

Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, the “Bridgerton”-verse prequel tells the story of how young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in “Bridgerton.”

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