Scarlett Johansson reportedly scores $15 million payday for Black Widow movie

Scarlett Johansson reportedly scores $15 million payday for Black Widow movie

After punching, kicking and flipping through six movies as Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is finally getting a $15 million payday for her upcoming stand-alone film centered on the Marvel superheroine, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That salary is what Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor got for “Captain America: Civil War” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” respectively.

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‘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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Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet to be honored at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz and Timothée Chalamet will be honored next month at the Hollywood Film Awards. Kidman, a multi-award-winning actress known for her fearlessness and intelligence, will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award during the ceremony. Weisz and Chalamet will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award and Hollywood Supporting Actor Award, respectively.

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Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara added to Netflix’s adaptation of ‘All the Bright Places’

Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”) and Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) will star in as two teenagers struggling with mental illness whose paths cross. Filming is underway in Cleveland, Ohio. “Runaways” actor Virginia Gardner, CBS’ “Happy Together” star Felix Mallard, “The Hate U Give” actor Lamar Johnson and “Bad Samaritan” performer Sofia Hasmik also have been cast.

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‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

‘The Good Place’s’ Tiya Sircar to star in the upcoming Netflix feature ‘Good Sam’

The film follows TV news reporter Kate Bradley, who is assigned to uncover the identity of a mysterious Good Samaritan – aka Good Sam – who has been anonymously leaving $100,000 cash gifts on the doorsteps of seemingly random New Yorkers. As interest in the incredible presents builds nationwide, the journalist seeks to unravel the identity of Good Sam and the reasons behind the enigmatic gifts.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Maggie Gyllenhaal to make directorial debut adapting Elena Ferrante novel ‘The Lost Daughter’

Oscar-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart,” “The Dark Knight,” HBO’s “The Deuce”) will make her directorial debut with a film adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel “The Lost Daughter.” Under her Pilot Productions banner, Gyllenhaal also will develop the script for and produce alongside Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren.

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Gale Anne Hurd to be honored with Career Achievement Award at Screamfest

Gale Anne Hurd to be honored with Career Achievement Award at Screamfest

Gale Anne Hurd started her career working with legendary director and producer Roger Corman at New World Pictures. She then launched her career when she produced and co-wrote (with director James Cameron) her first feature film, “The Terminator,” which was a box office and critical success. She quickly followed that success with “Aliens,” which received seven Oscar nominations and won two Academy Awards.

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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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