Debbie Allen to garner 2021 Television Academy’s Governors Award during Emmy Awards

Debbie Allen to garner 2021 Television Academy’s Governors Award during Emmy Awards

Allen has choreographed for legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Gwen Verdon, Carmen de Lavallade, Diane Carroll, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton and Savion Glover.

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Jessica Chastain to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Jessica Chastain to receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Toronto International Film Festival

Two-time Academy Award–nominated actor Jessica Chastain will receive the 2021 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, which is Sept. 9-18. “Jessica has brought to life such strong and inspiring roles for women, from […]

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Jennifer Garner embarks on creative partnership with Netflix, including ‘Yes Day’ sequel

Jennifer Garner embarks on creative partnership with Netflix, including ‘Yes Day’ sequel

One of the films under the deal is a sequel to the fan favorite “Yes Day,” which is currently in development with Garner set to produce and reprise her starring role.

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Hulu orders drama ‘Tell Me Lies,’ starring Grace Van Patten, straight to series

Hulu orders drama ‘Tell Me Lies,’ starring Grace Van Patten, straight to series

Van Patten currently stars in Hulu and David E. Kelley’s buzzy new limited series “Nine Perfect Strangers,” opposite Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

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Netflix acquires Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ ahead of Venice Film Festival premiere

Netflix acquires Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ ahead of Venice Film Festival premiere

The deal furthers Netflix’s relationship with Gyllenhaal, following the 2018 release of “The Kindergarten Teacher,” in which she starred and earned rave reviews from critics.

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Navajo director Sydney Freeland to helm Native American basketball drama ‘Rez Ball’

Navajo director Sydney Freeland to helm Native American basketball drama ‘Rez Ball’

The “Rez Ball” script is based on Michael Powell’s sports novel “Canyon Dreams” and his New York Times articles, which  which delve into the world of “reservation basketball.”

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Mo’Nique inks deal with Endemol Shine North America to develop unscripted TV projects

Mo’Nique inks deal with Endemol Shine North America to develop unscripted TV projects

The deal reunites Cris Abrego – chairman of the Americas, Banijay and president and CEO of Endemol Shine Holdings – with Mo’Nique, whom he originally cast in the unscripted hit series “Charm School” 15 years ago for VH1.

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Gotham Awards eliminating gendered acting award categories

Gotham Awards eliminating gendered acting award categories

The move to introduce gender-neutral lead and supporting acting awards builds on the legacy of the now 24-year-old Gotham Breakthrough Actor Award – to be renamed “Gotham Breakthrough Performer Award” as of this year – which has been gender-neutral since its inception.

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Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Film ‘Skate Dreams’ to chronicle rise of women’s skateboarding

Directed by Jessica Edwards and executive produced by Gary Hustwit, “Skate Dreams” will be the first feature-length film to chronicle the rise of female skateboarding from its early days as a vibrant, if marginalized, part of the subculture to its international debut as an official sport at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Deadline approaching for SeriesFest and Shondaland’s Women Directing Mentorship

Deadline approaching for SeriesFest and Shondaland’s Women Directing Mentorship

SeriesFest and Shondaland are proud to have partnered for the past two years on the Women Directing Mentorship, a competition designed to discover aspiring women directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their career.

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