‘Ink & Paint’ documentary series about Disney’s women animators set to stream in 2019

‘Ink & Paint’ documentary series about Disney’s women animators set to stream in 2019

ABC Studios is producing a new documentary series titled “Ink & Paint” that will sketch out an often-overlooked chapter in the history of Disney’s animation empire: the vital role that the Mouse House’s workforce of women played in creating its classic films. The goal is for “Ink & Paint” to be ready for Disney’s own streaming platform launch in late 2019.

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Lena Waithe says women ‘won’t be treated like second class citizens’

Lena Waithe says women ‘won’t be treated like second class citizens’

“We decided to rise up and scream at the top of our lungs and become a chorus of rebels that won’t be treated like second class citizens,” Lena Waithe said at Variety’s Power of Women, presented by Lifetime on Friday. “We can’t afford to go back.”

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‘Twilight’ helmer Catherine Hardwicke says ‘there’s still a lot of work to do’ to bring gender parity to Hollywood

‘Twilight’ helmer Catherine Hardwicke says ‘there’s still a lot of work to do’ to bring gender parity to Hollywood

A decade after Catherine Hardwicke shattered records for female directors with the global success of the fantasy franchise-launching romantic drama “Twilight,” the director says there’s still not enough women working behind the camera. “There’s still a lot of work to do because we’ve got to get to both sides of the camera; we’ve got to […]

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Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet will be honored next month at the Hollywood Film Awards. Kidman, a multi-award-winning actress known for her fearlessness and intelligence, will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award during the ceremony. Weisz and Chalamet will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award and Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, respectively.

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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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Gale Anne Hurd to be honored with Career Achievement Award at Screamfest

Gale Anne Hurd to be honored with Career Achievement Award at Screamfest

Gale Anne Hurd started her career working with legendary director and producer Roger Corman at New World Pictures. She then launched her career when she produced and co-wrote (with director James Cameron) her first feature film, “The Terminator,” which was a box office and critical success. She quickly followed that success with “Aliens,” which received seven Oscar nominations and won two Academy Awards.

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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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Olivia Munn, Yara Shahidi and Chrissy Metz to be lauded at Girl Up’s first annual #GirlHero Awards

Olivia Munn, Yara Shahidi and Chrissy Metz to be lauded at Girl Up’s first annual #GirlHero Awards

Olivia Munn, Yara Shahidi and Chrissy Metz will be honored at Girl Up’s first annual #GirlHero Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabrielle Union, Katy Perry, Renee Zellweger and Tony Goldwyn. The awards luncheon will celebrate those advocating for gender equality and is set for Oct. 14 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles.

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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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‘Captain Marvel’ trailer earns 109 million global views in 24 hours

‘Captain Marvel’ trailer earns 109 million global views in 24 hours

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson”), “Captain Marvel” is the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first to have a woman in the director’s chair (or at least half of the team). The movie chronicles how Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

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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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Claire Denis’ English-language debut ‘High Life’ to get theatrical release through A24

Claire Denis’ English-language debut ‘High Life’ to get theatrical release through A24

The tale of a father and daughter struggling to survive in deep space, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin. The movie was written by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox, and it has drawn comparisons to the science fiction of Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky.

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Olivia Munn speaks out against casting of registered sex offender in PREDATOR reboot.

Olivia Munn speaks out against casting of registered sex offender in PREDATOR reboot.

Excerpt: Olivia Munn has again weathered the storm of speaking out against sexual misconduct. It’s been a whirlwind week or so for the actor after she went public about her choice to speak out when she learned that an actor with a small role on her new film “The Predator” is a registered sex offender.

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WarnerMedia Launches Company-wide Inclusion Initiative

WarnerMedia Launches Company-wide Inclusion Initiative

Six months after best actress winner Frances McDormand delivered a figurative mic drop at the Oscars by championing the idea of inclusion riders, WarnerMedia – including Warner Bros., HBO and Turner — has announced a company-wide policy outlining its commitment to diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera.

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Cicely Tyson and Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Honorary Oscars

Cicely Tyson and Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Honorary Oscars

Actor Cicely Tyson and producer Kathleen Kennedy will make overdue history when they receive their Honorary Oscars this fall at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Tyson will make history at the Governors Awards as the first black woman to receive an Honorary Oscar.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Sexual Misconduct Allegations at CBS, Les Moonves is Out

WEEK IN WOMEN: Sexual Misconduct Allegations at CBS, Les Moonves is Out

Six additional women accused Moonves of sexual harassment or assault in incidents that took place between the 1980s and the early 2000s. They include claims that Moonves forced them to perform oral sex on him, that he exposed himself to them without their consent, that he used physical violence or intimidation against them and that he retaliated and damaged their careers if they tried to turn away his unwanted advances.

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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: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Supergirl’ to soar onto the big screen, Gal Gadot joins ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ and SAG-AFTRA to offer workplace sexual harassment counseling

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘9 to 5’ sequel to reunite original trio, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot in the works, ‘RGB’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’ get home-release dates

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘9 to 5’ sequel to reunite original trio, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot in the works, ‘RGB’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’ get home-release dates

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ’9 to 5’ sequel to reunite original trio, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot in the works, and ‘RGB’ and ‘Ocean’s 8’ get home-release dates.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher to appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Natasha Rothwell joins cast of sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ scribe Christina Hodson says Harley Quinn character will benefit from having a woman writer

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher to appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Natasha Rothwell joins cast of sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ scribe Christina Hodson says Harley Quinn character will benefit from having a woman writer

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Carrie Fisher to appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Natasha Rothwell joins cast of sequel ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ ‘Birds of Prey’ scribe Christina Hodson says Harley Quinn character will benefit from having a woman writer, and Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Festival opens 2019 call for entries.

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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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