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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Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street Productions partners with Audible Inc. for scripted podcasts

The first of the three Audible Original podcasts, ranging from romantic comedies to epic science fiction tales, will include “Prophecy,” launching this year, followed by “Between Me and You” and “The Last Black Queen.”

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