Sundance Film Festival close to gender parity with 2020 edition

Sundance Film Festival close to gender parity with 2020 edition

This year’s lineup includes 118 full-length feature films, representing 27 countries and 44 first-time feature filmmakers. Of the 65 directors in the four competition categories – which total 56 films – 46 percent are women, 38 percent are people of color and 12 percent are LGBTQ+.

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Anne Hathaway talks women directors, ‘The Hustle’ and her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Anne Hathaway talks women directors, ‘The Hustle’ and her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hathaway has been working steadily since breaking through as a teenager in 2001’s “The Princess Diaries,” and she was working with the likes of Meryl Streep and Ang Lee before the age of 25. She has taken roles both for the screen – where she’s arguably best known for “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Les Miserables,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Ocean’s Eight – and for the stage, including the one-woman show “Grounded,” where she played a fighter pilot turned drone pilot.

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Queen Latifah using new initiative The Queen Collective Shorts to build up women filmmakers

Queen Latifah using new initiative The Queen Collective Shorts to build up women filmmakers

Latifah personally mentored both of the winning directors for the collective’s initial year, Haley Anderson and Brittany Fennell. Anderson directed “If There Is Light,” a look at one family’s move out of the shelter system, while Fennell helmed “Ballet After Dark,” which trails a black Baltimore woman who survived abuse and now using ballet as therapy.

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Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

Oscar nominations analysis: 90th Academy Awards marking multiple milestones for women and diversity

The 90th Academy Awards seem to be shaping up to be the most diverse ever. In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, #MeToo and a cavalcade of sexual misconduct scandals brought to light after explosive investigative reports about Harvey Weinstein, the 2018 Oscar nominations marked several milestones for women, African-Americans and transgender people making movies.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, and Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury.

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