Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) will star in as two teenagers struggling with mental illness whose paths cross. Filming is underway in Cleveland, Ohio. “Runaways” actor Virginia Gardner, CBS’ “Happy Together” star Felix Mallard, “The Hate U Give” actor Lamar Johnson and “Bad Samaritan” performer Sofia Hasmik also have been cast.

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‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

The film follows TV news reporter Kate Bradley, who is assigned to uncover the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan – aka Good Sam – who has been anonymously leaving $100,000 cash gifts on the doorsteps of seemingly random New Yorkers. As interest in the incredible presents builds nationwide, the journalist seeks to unravel the identity of Good Sam and the reasons behind the enigmatic gifts.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Oscar-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart,” “The Dark Knight,” HBO’s “The Deuce”) will make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel “The Lost Daughter.” Under her Pilot Productions banner, Gyllenhaal also will develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren.

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Femme-focused, woman-directed films ‘On the Basis of Sex’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ to open and close AFI Film Festival

Femme-focused, woman-directed films ‘On the Basis of Sex’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ to open and close AFI Film Festival

Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones — and change the course of history. “Mary Queen of Scots” is due in theaters Dec. 7.

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IFC Midnight acquires U.S. rights to femme-focused thriller ‘Rust Creek’

IFC Midnight acquires U.S. rights to femme-focused thriller ‘Rust Creek’

Jen McGowan directed from a script by Julie Lipson, based on a story by Lunacy Productions’ Stu Pollard, who also produced the thriller, according to Variety. The film stars British actress Hermione Corfield (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) in her first leading role. “Rust Creek” co-stars Jay Paulson, Sean O’Bryan, John Marshall Jones, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill and Jeremy Glazer.

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Halle Berry to make her directorial debut and star in mixed martial arts drama ‘Bruised’

Halle Berry to make her directorial debut and star in mixed martial arts drama ‘Bruised’

Oscar winner Halle Berry plans to make her directorial debut with a mixed martial arts action drama titled “Bruised,” in which she will also star. Berry, currently in production on “John Wick 3: Parabellum” opposite Keanu Reeves, will reteam with John Wick producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, who is also producing “Bruised” along with Entertainment 360 and Linda Gottlieb.

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Chloe Zhao to direct Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Chloe Zhao to direct Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Chloe Zhao will direct Marvel’s next potential franchise, the “The Eternals,” about a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations. Jack Kirby created “The Eternals” in 1976 during his cosmic hero phase and was influenced by such works as Erich von Däniken’ 1968 book “Chariots of the Gods,” which explored the notion of ancient gods as aliens.

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After winning two Venice Film Festival awards with ‘The Nightingale,’ Jennifer Kent plans new projects

After winning two Venice Film Festival awards with ‘The Nightingale,’ Jennifer Kent plans new projects

Jennifer Kent is close to completing a new draft of the screenplay for her third feature, “Alice + Freda Forever,” is based on the true story of two young women who fall in love in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1890s. The Australian filmmaker is also busy preparing a “Tiptree,” a television series based in the United States. It’s about science-fiction writer Alice Bradley Sheldon.

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Interview: Kim Voynar is on the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality Cinema

Interview: Kim Voynar is on the Leading Edge of Virtual Reality Cinema

Like the best movies, Kim Voynar’s cinema career has come with plenty of plot twists For a decade, Voynar worked as a film critic, reviewing movies for Cinematical, Movie City News, Indiewire and Variety, and in 2011, she ventured into filmmaking. She wrote, produced and directed the short film “Bunker” and then working for three […]

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Glenn Close will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image, Venice Film Festival criticized for failing to include female filmmakers, femme-centric coming-of-age drama ‘To the Stars’ wraps production in Oklahoma

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Glenn Close will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image, Venice Film Festival criticized for failing to include female filmmakers, femme-centric coming-of-age drama ‘To the Stars’ wraps production in Oklahoma

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Glenn Close will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image, open letter criticizes Venice Film Festival for failing to include female filmmakers, and Martha Stephens’ femme-centric coming-of-age drama ‘To the Stars’ recently wrapped production in Oklahoma.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series

Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, and Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Black Widow’ movie gains woman director in Cate Shortland, Julianne Moore looking at ‘The Woman in the Window,’ Emmy nominations get more diverse

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Black Widow’ movie gains woman director in Cate Shortland, Julianne Moore looking at ‘The Woman in the Window,’ Emmy nominations get more diverse

‘Black Widow’ movie gains woman director in Cate Shortland, Julianne Moore looking at ‘The Woman in the Window,’ and this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations get more diverse.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, and Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca.’

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WEEK IN WOMEN News Roundup: Mold-breaking superhero ‘Faith’ soaring onto the big screen, Krysten Ritter making her directorial debut on ‘Jessica Jones,’ Academy adding record number of members – and boosting percentage of women members

WEEK IN WOMEN News Roundup: Mold-breaking superhero ‘Faith’ soaring onto the big screen, Krysten Ritter making her directorial debut on ‘Jessica Jones,’ Academy adding record number of members – and boosting percentage of women members

WEEK IN WOMEN News Roundup: Mold-breaking superhero ‘Faith’ soaring onto the big screen, Krysten Ritter making her directorial debut on ‘Jessica Jones,’ and Academy adding record number of members – and boosting percentage of women members

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Directors Guild study confirms that women helmers remain rare, Ry Russo-Young’s ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ begins production, Baltimore filmmaker’s project taps into #MeToo zeitgeist

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Directors Guild study confirms that women helmers remain rare, Ry Russo-Young’s ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ begins production, Baltimore filmmaker’s project taps into #MeToo zeitgeist

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Directors Guild study confirms that women helmers remain rare, Ry Russo-Young’s ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ begins production, and Baltimore filmmaker’s project taps into #MeToo zeitgeist

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Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Lena Waithe to receive MTV’s Trailblazer Award, ‘Killing Eve’ showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about swapping in female roles, and Natalie Dormer to star as Vivien Leigh in upcoming series

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WEEK IN WOMEN news update: S.J. Clarkson becomes first female ‘Star Trek’ helmer, Tilda Swinton to star in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, Russian actor Alisa Khazanova’s directorial feature film debut gets a release date

WEEK IN WOMEN news update: S.J. Clarkson becomes first female ‘Star Trek’ helmer, Tilda Swinton to star in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, Russian actor Alisa Khazanova’s directorial feature film debut gets a release date

The “Star Trek” film franchise has a new captain at the helm, and for the first time, it’s a woman. S.J. Clarkson has been tapped to direct “Star Trek 4,” making her the first female to helm a film in the “Star Trek” franchise, Variety reports. Paramount Pictures announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it […]

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star Karen Gillan premieres feature film directorial debut, Tribeca Film Festival showcases and awards films by and about women, and Cannes festival to boast female-majority jury

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star Karen Gillan premieres feature film directorial debut, Tribeca Film Festival showcases and awards films by and about women, and Cannes festival to boast female-majority jury

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star Karen Gillan premieres her feature film directorial debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which this year showcased and awarded films by and about women. In other festival news, this year’s Cannes will boast a female-majority jury.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego, Evan Rachel Wood to star in Miranda July’s family heist film, ‘Hidden Figures’ TV series in development

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego, Evan Rachel Wood to star in Miranda July’s family heist film, ‘Hidden Figures’ TV series in development

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Gina Rodriguez to play Carmen Sandiego, Evan Rachel Wood to star in Miranda July’s family heist film, and a ‘Hidden Figures’ TV series is in development.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

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Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

The 90th Academy Awards seem to be shaping up to be the most diverse ever. In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo and a cavalcade of sexual misconduct scandals brought to light after explosive investigative reports about Harvey Weinstein, the 2018 Oscar nominations marked several milestones for women, African-Americans and transgender people making movies.

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WEEK IN WOMEN awards season news roundup: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and Oprah win at Golden Globes, ‘The Shape of Water’ receives Critics Choice and AWFJ honors

WEEK IN WOMEN awards season news roundup: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and Oprah win at Golden Globes, ‘The Shape of Water’ receives Critics Choice and AWFJ honors

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and Oprah win at Golden Globes, while ‘The Shape of Water’ receives Critics Choice and AWFJ honors

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women warriors continue to feel the Force in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ woman-directed animated film ‘The Breadwinner’ brings Afghan girl’s struggle to life with help from Angelina Jolie, ‘Wanda’ and ‘Lives of Performers’ added to National Film Registry

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women warriors continue to feel the Force in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ woman-directed animated film ‘The Breadwinner’ brings Afghan girl’s struggle to life with help from Angelina Jolie, ‘Wanda’ and ‘Lives of Performers’ added to National Film Registry

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women warriors continue to feel the Force in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ woman-directed animated film ‘The Breadwinner’ brings Afghan girl’s struggle to life with help from Angelina Jolie, and ‘Wanda’ and ‘Lives of Performers’ added to National Film Registry.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oprah to receive Cecil B. de Mille Award, Golden Globes shut out women directors, SAG Awards to feature all women presenters

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oprah to receive Cecil B. de Mille Award, Golden Globes shut out women directors, SAG Awards to feature all women presenters

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Oprah to receive Cecil B. de Mille Award, Golden Globes shut out women directors, and SAG Awards to feature all women presenters, plus a woman host.

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