Victoria Mahoney to direct sequel to Netflix hit ‘The Old Guard’

Victoria Mahoney to direct sequel to Netflix hit ‘The Old Guard’

Recently, Mahoney served as second unit director on J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker,” making her the first woman and first Black woman to direct a “Star Wars” film.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood sets Netflix record with ‘The Old Guard,’ to direct ‘The Woman King’

Gina Prince-Bythewood sets Netflix record with ‘The Old Guard,’ to direct ‘The Woman King’

“The Old Guard,” adapted from the comic book series by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández, centers on a covert team of immortal mercenaries who are suddenly exposed and must fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered. The film is currently on track to reach 72 million households in its first four weeks, according to Netflix.

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Laura Dern, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Laura Dern, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger to be honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Other honorees who will be lauded at the Film Awards Gala will include Zack Gottsagen, Rising Star Award, for “The Peanut Butter Falcon”; Antonio Banderas, International Star Award, Actor, for “Pain and Glory”; Joaquin Phoenix, Chairman’s Award, for “Joker”; and Martin Scorsese, Sonny Bono Visionary Award, for “The Irishman.”

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Charlize Theron to receive 2019 American Cinematheque Award

Charlize Theron to receive 2019 American Cinematheque Award

“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Charlize Theron as the 33rd recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at our celebration this year,” said American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita. “Charlize Theron is making a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures while breaking through outmoded limitations on what an actress and producer can do.”

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Analysis of 2,000 scripts confirms Hollywood’s sexism issues

Analysis of 2,000 scripts confirms Hollywood’s sexism issues

The folks at Polygraph released Friday an impressive analysis of about 2,000 film scripts broken down by gender and age, and the results put data behind the anecdotal evidence of Hollywood’s sexism issues.

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Remembering the fiery spirit of Maureen O’Hara – and reflecting on the need for more women throughout the moviemaking process

Remembering the fiery spirit of Maureen O’Hara – and reflecting on the need for more women throughout the moviemaking process

While we mourn the passing of fiery actress Maureen O’Hara, we look to the need for more women in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the boardroom.

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Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay

Jennifer Lawrence no longer wants to be ‘adorable’ if it means unequal pay, while Daisy Ridley gets front and center in new ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ poster.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ brings home one of the most interesting female film characters of the year

It’s the age of the anti-hero at the movies, and Charlize Theron finally brings us an action anti-heroine worth rooting for in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” driving onto DVD and Blu-ray this week.

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