‘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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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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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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New Study Finds Overwhelming Majority of Film Critics are Male and White

New Study Finds Overwhelming Majority of Film Critics are Male and White

Stacy L. Smith and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have again found that film reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes are overwhelmingly white and male. Their new study shows that 67.1 of the critics were male, 32.9 percent were female, and that of critics with an “ascertainable” race or ethnicity, 23.2 percent were from minority groups while 76.8 percent were white,.

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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: 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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Interview: Olivia Munn talks equal pay, #MeToo, the roles she wants to play and more while receiving the inaugural Voice for Justice Award at her Oklahoma alma mater

Interview: Olivia Munn talks equal pay, #MeToo, the roles she wants to play and more while receiving the inaugural Voice for Justice Award at her Oklahoma alma mater

Olivia Munn talks equal pay, #MeToo, the roles she wants to play and more while receiving the inaugural Voice for Justice Award at her alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 82 women – a significant number in more ways than one, protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal in the Cannes market, and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls.

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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: ‘Half the Picture’ tells the horror stories female director face, ‘Luke Cage’ gets female helmers for half of Season 2, Christina Hodson tapped to write ‘Batgirl’ movie

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Half the Picture’ tells the horror stories female director face, ‘Luke Cage’ gets female helmers for half of Season 2, Christina Hodson tapped to write ‘Batgirl’ movie

‘Half the Picture’ tells the horror stories female director face, ‘Luke Cage’ gets female helmers for half of Season 2, and Christina Hodson tapped to write ‘Batgirl’ movie.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Olivia Munn to be honored for her sexual harassment fight, Margot Robbie to produce femme-focused Shakespeare series, inclusion rules at the box office in 2018

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Olivia Munn to be honored for her sexual harassment fight, Margot Robbie to produce femme-focused Shakespeare series, inclusion rules at the box office in 2018

Olivia Munn will be honored for her sexual harassment fight, Margot Robbie will produce femme-focused Shakespeare series, and inclusion rules at the box office in 2018.

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With ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ inclusion dominates at the box office

With ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ inclusion dominates at the box office

The commercial and critical juggernaut that is Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” has become topped the domestic cinema list for the fourth consecutive week, relegating Ava DuVernay’s much-hyped adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s beloved young-adult book into second place with a softer-than-anticipated opening weekend. But both movies are from Disney, which is winning with inclusion in 2018.

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Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action steals the show

Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action steals the show

Oscars 2018 commentary: Inclusion is the theme and promise, but Frances McDormand’s call for more action – including inclusion riders and more funding for movies by and about women – steals the show.

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Number of female film protagonists drops in 2017, despite the blockbuster success of ‘Wonder Woman’ and other femme-led films

Number of female film protagonists drops in 2017, despite the blockbuster success of ‘Wonder Woman’ and other femme-led films

Despite the blockbuster success of ‘Wonder Woman’ and other femme-led films, the number of female protagonists was down 5 percent in 2017’s 100 top-grossing films, according to the latest edition of the annual “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World” report.

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Following the triumphs of ‘Wonder Woman,’ record-breaking success of ‘Black Panther’ adds to the evidence that inclusion sells in cinema

Following the triumphs of ‘Wonder Woman,’ record-breaking success of ‘Black Panther’ adds to the evidence that inclusion sells in cinema

After the record-breaking, critical acclaim-nabbing and audience-thrilling success of “Wonder Woman” finally gave female filmgoers a superhero in their own image, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” – starring a black superhero and boasting a largely black cast — opened this weekend to record-breaking, critical acclaim-nabbing and audience-thrilling success. Will it finally be enough to spark real change in Hollywood?

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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 news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, and Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury.

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