Zazie Beetz, Awkwafina, Olivia Wilde and many more women invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Zazie Beetz, Awkwafina, Olivia Wilde and many more women invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In 2016, the Academy set specific inclusion goals as part of its A2020 initiative to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities by 2020.  Through dedicated and intentional work by the Board of Governors and members on the branch executive committees, the Academy has surpassed both these goals.

Read More

Hedy Lamarr series starring Gal Gadot heading to Apple

Hedy Lamarr series starring Gal Gadot heading to Apple

In addition, Lamarr was an inventor who, along with her friend George Antheil, a composer, patented a frequency-hopping system during World War II that was a precursor to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In 2014, Lamarr and Antheil were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Read More

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter receiving Humanitarian Award at Sunday’s BET Awards

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter receiving Humanitarian Award at Sunday’s BET Awards

A global phenomenon, Beyoncé is one of the most successful artists to date, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide, numerous awards – including 24 Grammys – and a catalog of timeless music.

Read More

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ to make PBS debut on ‘American Masters’ June 23

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ to make PBS debut on ‘American Masters’ June 23

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” is one of the “American Masters” documentaries premiering this summer as part of PBS’ summer-long celebration of female trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial.

Read More

Three new documentary projects are planned about the Tulsa Race Massacre – and two of them will be directed by African American women

Three new documentary projects are planned about the Tulsa Race Massacre – and two of them will be directed by African American women

As the event’s 2021 centennial approaches, multiple film and television projects are telling the story, which is still timely in the midst of national protests about racial injustice following the May 25 death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd while in police custody.

Read More

Frances O’Connor to make directorial debut with Emily Bronte biopic starring Emma Mackey

Frances O’Connor to make directorial debut with Emily Bronte biopic starring Emma Mackey

The cast also will include Joe Alwyn (“The Favourite”) as Emily’s conflicted lover; Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”) as Branwell Bronte, Emily’s writer-painter brother, who dealt with drug and alcohol addiction; and Emily Beecham (“Hail, Caesar!”) as Emily’s sister and fellow author Charlotte Bronte.

Read More

Jessica Alba star in new Netflix action film ‘Trigger Warning,’ to be directed by Mouly Surya

Jessica Alba star in new Netflix action film ‘Trigger Warning,’ to be directed by Mouly Surya

Considered a potential franchise launcher, Alba will star as a traumatized veteran who inherits her grandfather’s bar. She encounters a moral quandary after uncovering the truth behind his death.

Read More

Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor to write ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor to write ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Witherspoon’s banner Hello Sunshine, and the company’s head of television and film Lauren Neustadter, will produce the sequel, along with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Platt Productions.

Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis to direct, executive produce and star in Lifetime movie ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’

Jamie Lee Curtis to direct, executive produce and star in Lifetime movie ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’

“How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story” is among a number of upcoming high-profile original TV movies for the A+E Networks brand, including a third movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a holiday film with Betty White and a project with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts.

Read More

Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Naomi Watts and more receive Gracie Awards

Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Naomi Watts and more receive Gracie Awards

Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. This year’s honorees represent the substance and ethos of women’s storytelling and journalism at its best.

Read More