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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Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Grant was nominated in 2001 for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “Erin Brockovich.” She has been nominated for Primetime Emmys for her work on the series “Unbelievable” and “Confirmation.”

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Laysla De Oliveira joining Zoe Saldaña in Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ series ‘Lioness’

Laysla De Oliveira joining Zoe Saldaña in Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ series ‘Lioness’

Zoe Saldaña also will serve as executive producer alongside Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and her production company, Blossom Films.

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Kathryn Bigelow directing ‘Aurora,” adapted from David Koepp’s new novel

Kathryn Bigelow directing ‘Aurora,” adapted from David Koepp’s new novel

Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director with “The Hurt Locker,” which also won Best Picture. Her other directorial credits include “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Point Break” and “Near Dark.”

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Tribeca Film Festival 2022 to launch with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary ‘Halftime’

Tribeca Film Festival 2022 to launch with premiere of Jennifer Lopez documentary ‘Halftime’

“Halftime” is a new Netflix documentary film by director Amanda Micheli that follows global superstar Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.

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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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New York’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival featuring 70% films directed by women

New York’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival featuring 70% films directed by women

For the first time in two years, the New York festival will be back with a full program of in-person screenings at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center, with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film participants, activists and Human Rights Watch researchers.

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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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Sonía Sebastian directing LGBTQ+ coming-of-age story ‘The Kiss List’

Sonía Sebastian directing LGBTQ+ coming-of-age story ‘The Kiss List’

Screenwriter Ximena García Lecuona adapted Sara Jo Cluff’s young-adult book of the same name. The movie wrapped filming earlier this month in and around Louisville, Kentucky.

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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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New artistic director Roberta Munroe leading Oregon’s Ashland Independent Film Festival

New artistic director Roberta Munroe leading Oregon’s Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival annually attracts more than 7,000 film lovers to multiple venues to watch more than 100 documentary, feature and short films. It has been cited by MovieMaker Magazine several times as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Festivals in the World” and one of the “Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”

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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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Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Italian icon Raffaella Carrà to be remembered in new documentary

Known as “the lady” or “the queen” of Italian television, she built a seven-decade career as an actor, recording artist, TV host and model.

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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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