Nancy Savoca’s 1990s coming-of-age drama ‘Dogfight’ getting a Criterion Collection release

Nancy Savoca’s 1990s coming-of-age drama ‘Dogfight’ getting a Criterion Collection release

The movie features music by folk legends Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger and marks the acting debut of 2023 Oscar winner Brendan Fraser.

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Amy Poehler receives 2024 CinemaCon Vanguard Award

Amy Poehler receives 2024 CinemaCon Vanguard Award

The Primetime Emmy Award winner will be presented with the honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony April 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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Focus Features’ Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’ due out May 10 in U.S. theaters

Focus Features’ Amy Winehouse biopic ‘Back to Black’ due out May 10 in U.S. theaters

The film stars breakout actress Marisa Abela (“Industry”) in the coveted lead role of the British soul singer-songwriter.  Jack O’Connell (“Ferrari”), Eddie Marsan (“Fair Play”) and Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”) are co-starring.

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Lupita Nyong’o to be honored as 2024 CinemaCon Star of the Year Award

Lupita Nyong’o to be honored as 2024 CinemaCon Star of the Year Award

Nyong’o is recognized around the world for being a star of the highest magnitude. She can be seen this summer starring in the horror prequel “A Quiet Place: Day One,” opening in theaters nationwide on June 28.

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Prime Video launching family drama series ‘The Baxters,’ based on Karen Kingsbury’s books

Prime Video launching family drama series ‘The Baxters,’ based on Karen Kingsbury’s books

“The Baxters” stars and is executive produced by actress, producer and New York Times best-selling author Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”), who plays the family matriarch, Elizabeth Baxter.

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Founded by Patrycja Kępa and Acoryé White, Dreamscape International Film Festival to debut in fall in Houston

Founded by Patrycja Kępa and Acoryé White, Dreamscape International Film Festival to debut in fall in Houston

The new festival is billed as featuring feature one of the largest monetary awards ever at a film festival or screenplay competition, with plans for awarding more than $500,000 worth of cash prizes to both filmmakers and screenwriters.

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Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated documentary ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ is getting a Criterion Collection release

Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated documentary ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ is getting a Criterion Collection release

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the top prize, the Golden Lion. The documentary also was shown as the Centerpiece Selection at the 60th New York Film Festival.

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‘Fancy Dance’ filmmaker Erica Tremblay to receive inaugural Jaya Award at Athena Film Festival

‘Fancy Dance’ filmmaker Erica Tremblay to receive inaugural Jaya Award at Athena Film Festival

“Fancy Dance” stars Indigenous performer Lily Gladstone, a trailblazing Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee for her lead role in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

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Historic Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone serving as honorary chair of Film Independent Spirit Awards

Historic Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone serving as honorary chair of Film Independent Spirit Awards

Gladstone, who is NiMíiPuu, or Nez Perce, and Siksikaitsitapi, or Blackfeet, recently made cinema history with her best actress Academy Awards nomination for “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

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Barbra Streisand to be honored with SAG Life Achievement Award

Barbra Streisand to be honored with SAG Life Achievement Award

Streisand will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will stream live on Netflix Feb. 24 from the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

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Annette Bening to receive Distinguished Artisan Award from Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

Annette Bening to receive Distinguished Artisan Award from Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild

The Distinguished Artisan Award is presented to an artist whose consistent collaboration with Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists has enhanced and created memorable characters throughout their career.

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New Proof of Concept Accelerator Program now accepting applications

New Proof of Concept Accelerator Program now accepting applications

Proof of Concept is designed to challenge the three most significant barriers women, transgender and nonbinary directors face as they navigate the industry: funding, mentorship and exposure.

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Dee Rees’ Oscar-nominated 2017 drama ‘Mudbound’ getting Criterion Collection release

Dee Rees’ Oscar-nominated 2017 drama ‘Mudbound’ getting Criterion Collection release

Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s, “Mudbound” follows two farming families — one of white landholders, one of Black tenant farmers — who are bound by the unforgiving soil as they struggle to survive amid the upheavals of World War II and the venomous hatred of the Jim Crow South.

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Kristen Stewart receiving Visionary Award at 2024 Sundance Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Kristen Stewart receiving Visionary Award at 2024 Sundance Film Festival Opening Night Gala

For Sundance 2024, Stewart will return with “Love Me,” which is premiering in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section and is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, and “Love Lies Bleeding,” premiering in the Midnight section.

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The Criterion Collection to release ‘Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968-1978’ Blu-ray box set

The Criterion Collection to release ‘Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968-1978’ Blu-ray box set

After briefly attending the Belgian Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion, the Jewish filmmaker made her first film at the age of 18: “Saute ma ville” / “Blow Up My Town” premiered at the renowned Oberhausen short film festival in 1971. It is the first film in the new box set.

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Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ coming to theaters for Valentine’s Day

Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ coming to theaters for Valentine’s Day

Due in theaters Feb. 9, “Lisa Frankenstein” is written by Academy Award-winning scribe Diablo Cody, who’s known for penning “Juno” and “Jennifer’s Body.” The horror-comedy is about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse.

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Tamra Davis directing boy band documentary for Paramount+

Tamra Davis directing boy band documentary for Paramount+

The film promises to dig deep into the love, pain and tears of joy in the frenetic boy band era with inside information and anecdotes from the key players, according to a news release. It will focus on the megastars who dominated the industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Writer-director Julia Verdin’s human trafficking drama ‘Maya’ due in theaters in January

Writer-director Julia Verdin’s human trafficking drama ‘Maya’ due in theaters in January

The award-winning filmmaker is also the founder of Artists for Change, nonprofit organization with a mission to create high-impact film, television and multimedia projects to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to bring about positive social change.

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New York Women in Film & Television names scholarship winners

New York Women in Film & Television names scholarship winners

This year’s Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Award was awarded to Academy for Careers in Television & Film student Alexandra Nelson. The scholarship honors the memory of the legendary prop master Wright-Gilliar (“The Good Wife”) and supports a high school senior committed to a career in production.

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From showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban, ‘Dr. Death’ Season 2 coming to Peacock

From showrunner Ashley Michel Hoban, ‘Dr. Death’ Season 2 coming to Peacock

Peacock also will release Dec. 21 a companion documentary titled “Dr. Death: Cutthroat Conman.” It reveals the shocking rise and fall of Paolo Macchiarini, the superstar celebrity surgeon who ascended to global fame after performing the world’s first synthetic organ transplant, only to be exposed as an international con man

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Lagueria Davis’ ‘Black Barbie: A Documentary’ finds a home with Netflix and Shondaland

Lagueria Davis’ ‘Black Barbie: A Documentary’ finds a home with Netflix and Shondaland

“Black Barbie” celebrates the momentous impact three Black women at Mattel had on the evolution of the Barbie brand as we know it. Through these charismatic insiders’ stories, the documentary tells the story of how the first Black Barbie came to be in 1980, examining the importance of representation and how dolls can be crucial to the formation of identity and imagination.

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Beyoncé brings ‘Renaissance’ concert film to movie theaters

Beyoncé brings ‘Renaissance’ concert film to movie theaters

Running 2 1/2 hours, “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé” follows the journey of Queen Bey’s blockbuster “Renaissance World Tour” from its inception to its opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its finale in Kansas City, Missouri.

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All five Breakthrough Director Award nominees at the 2023 Gotham Awards are women

All five Breakthrough Director Award nominees at the 2023 Gotham Awards are women

Nominees are selected by committees of film and television critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors, and others directly involved in making films will determine the final Gotham Award recipients.

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With ‘The Buccaneers,’ Apple TV+ takes on Edith Wharton – and aims for a ‘Bridgerton’-style hit

With ‘The Buccaneers,’ Apple TV+ takes on Edith Wharton – and aims for a ‘Bridgerton’-style hit

Led by an all-female creative team,“The Buccaneers” follows a group of fun-loving young American girls who explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash as the land of the stiff upper lip is infiltrated by a refreshing disregard for centuries of tradition.

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Inspirational documentary ‘Stand Up & Shout: Songs from a Philly High School,’ directed by Amy Schatz, debuts on HBO and Max

Inspirational documentary ‘Stand Up & Shout: Songs from a Philly High School,’ directed by Amy Schatz, debuts on HBO and Max

The film follows 10th-graders from Hill-Freedman World Academy, a Philadelphia public school, who take part in a unique songwriting collaboration. Working in teams with local musicians, students come together to create an album of powerful original songs that capture both the challenging times they’re living in and the joy that music brings.

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