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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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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Pamela Anderson documentary coming to Netflix

Pamela Anderson documentary coming to Netflix

A documentary about pop culture icon Pamela Anderson that has been in the making for several years is coming to Netflix. Directed by Ryan White (“The Keepers,” “Ask Dr. Ruth”), the film will feature exclusive access to Anderson, along with never-before-seen archive footage and personal journals, according to a news release. In a statement on […]

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‘CODA,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story’ and more receive ReFrame Stamp

‘CODA,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story’ and more receive ReFrame Stamp

A total of 28 of the top 100 films of 2021 met the criteria to receive the ReFrame Stamp, including Marvel’s “Black Widow” and “Eternals,” the movie musical “In the Heights,” the reboot “The Matrix Resurrections” and more.

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Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

The first of the three Audible Original podcasts, ranging from romantic comedies to epic science fiction tales, will include “Prophecy,” launching this year, followed by “Between Me and You” and “The Last Black Queen.”

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New York lobby card exhibit to spotlight silent-era women filmmakers

New York lobby card exhibit to spotlight silent-era women filmmakers

The exhibit will provide a rare glimpse into the understudied histories of female filmmakers who worked in Hollywood during the silent era, offering a powerful corrective to the misperception that early American cinema was an exclusively male industry.

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Legendary Entertainment’s Mary Parent to be honored by Producers Guild of America

Legendary Entertainment’s Mary Parent to be honored by Producers Guild of America

The Producers Guild of America’s Selznick Achievement Award recognizes producers for their outstanding body of work in motion pictures.

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Domee Shi’s feature film debut ‘Turning Red’ coming soon to Disney Plus

Domee Shi’s feature film debut ‘Turning Red’ coming soon to Disney Plus

Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh, “The Chair,” “Killing Eve”), is never far from her daughter — an unfortunate reality for the teenager.

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Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas to receive 2022 Milestone Award from Producers Guild of America

Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas to receive 2022 Milestone Award from Producers Guild of America

The Milestone Award is the PGA’s most prestigious honor, recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce ‘Blink Speed’

Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce ‘Blink Speed’

After a near-death experience, a young woman is plagued by a rare and mysterious savant ability that may be the key to unlocking the truth behind her fractured memory and past.

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‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer to be spotlighted in new documentary

‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer to be spotlighted in new documentary

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (“Music by Prudence,” “Life, Animated”) will direct the documentary alongside Summer’s daughter, Brooklyn Sudano.

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Starz developing drama series about African warrior ‘Queen Nzinga’

Starz developing drama series about African warrior ‘Queen Nzinga’

The series will share the remarkable true story of Nzinga, who fought against the cruel subjugation of her people by Portuguese slavers. Set in 17th-century Angola, it will chronicle the legendary tale of Nzinga’s transformation from an innocent princess into a fearless warrior queen who rages a ferocious 40-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s formidable enemies.

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Helen Mirren to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Helen Mirren to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Mirren will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, slated to be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Feb. 27 from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

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Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’ to debut on 4K Ultra HD

Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’ to debut on 4K Ultra HD

With “The Hurt Locker,” Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Point Break”) became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director. She remained the only female director to win the category until Chloe Zhao won last year for “Nomadland.”

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Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best, the film will tell the story of Shirley Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic 1972 presidential campaign.

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Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

The film promises to bring “Anna Nicole’s own voice to the foreground.” It will include exclusive footage from an unreleased documentary of an enchanting, unguarded young Smith on the verge of global stardom, offering a unique glimpse into her life out of the spotlight, and her dreams as a young mother.

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Annabella Sciorra to star in Jennifer Esposito’s feature film directorial debut ‘Fresh Kills’

Annabella Sciorra to star in Jennifer Esposito’s feature film directorial debut ‘Fresh Kills’

The film is billed as a gripping drama that tells the story of the loyal women of an organized crime family that dominated some of the boroughs of New York City in the late 20th century. In writing the “Fresh Kills” screenplay, Esposito was inspired by her own community growing up in Staten Island, according to a news release.

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Rooney Mara to star in and produce Audrey Hepburn biopic

Rooney Mara to star in and produce Audrey Hepburn biopic

The biopic will be helmed by Oscar-nominated Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name,” “Suspiria”). Michael Mitnick (“The Staggering Girl,” “The Current War”) is writing the film, which has been set up at Apple Studios.

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NBC to air special ‘Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl’

NBC to air special ‘Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl’

White was an Emmy, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner as well as being a tireless advocate for animals. With breakout performances in “Mary Tyler Moore” and “The Golden Girls,” she starred in two of the most popular comedies of all time and had hundreds of TV credits.

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Jennifer Garner to be honored as Harvard’s 2022 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Jennifer Garner to be honored as Harvard’s 2022 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.

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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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‘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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