New York Women in Film & Television presents film festival awards and scholarships

New York Women in Film & Television presents film festival awards and scholarships

The 2022 awards were bestowed on up-and-coming filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of women in media.

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Documentary ‘Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?’ coming to Disney+

Documentary ‘Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?’ coming to Disney+

The documentary marks the directorial debut for Anne McCabe, a longtime editor who has worked on films like “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and the upcoming “Boston Strangler” as well as on television shows like “Succession,” “The Newsroom” and “Nurse Jackie.”

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Angela Lansbury to be remembered with Turner Classic Movies 24-hour marathon

Angela Lansbury to be remembered with Turner Classic Movies 24-hour marathon

Angela Lansbury, who died Oct. 11 just days before her 97th birthday, began her movie career with an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in 1944’s “Gaslight.” She went on to act in more than 50 movies, earning two more Academy Award nominations.

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Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Army Spc. Guillén, 20, disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas, in April 2020 and was found dead June 30. After telling her mother she was being sexually harassed on base, Guillen was murdered by a fellow soldier

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Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Filmed across two turbulent years, the documentary “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling.

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Laura Poitras to be Guest of Honor at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Laura Poitras to be Guest of Honor at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

In the Retrospective section, the festival will present all seven films directed by Poitras, from her 2003 debut feature, “Flag Wars” to her latest award-winning documentary, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.”

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Documentary ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me’ to debut this fall on Apple TV+

Documentary ‘Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me’ to debut this fall on Apple TV+

The documentary about the singer, songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and activist was directed and produced by Alek Keshishian, best known for his 1991 film “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” which was, at the time, the highest grossing doc of all time.

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Catherine Hardwicke receives Visionary Award at Santa Fe International Film Festival

Catherine Hardwicke receives Visionary Award at Santa Fe International Film Festival

In September, the director premiered her latest movie, “The Prisoner’s Daughter,” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Granted a compassionate release, a dying convict (Brian Cox) tries to reconnect with his daughter (Kate Beckinsale) and the grandson he’s never known — but his violent past comes back to haunt them all.

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Sofia Coppola’s new project is a film adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s memoir ‘Elvis and Me’

Sofia Coppola’s new project is a film adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s memoir ‘Elvis and Me’

The biopic will star Cailee Spaeny (“Mare of Easttown,” “On the Basis of Sex”) as Priscilla and Jacob Elordi (“Euphoria,” “The Kissing Booth”) as Elvis.

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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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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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