New Proof of Concept Accelerator Program now accepting applications

New Proof of Concept Accelerator Program now accepting applications

Proof of Concept is designed to challenge the three most significant barriers women, transgender and nonbinary directors face as they navigate the industry: funding, mentorship and exposure.

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Lagueria Davis’ ‘Black Barbie: A Documentary’ finds a home with Netflix and Shondaland

Lagueria Davis’ ‘Black Barbie: A Documentary’ finds a home with Netflix and Shondaland

“Black Barbie” celebrates the momentous impact three Black women at Mattel had on the evolution of the Barbie brand as we know it. Through these charismatic insiders’ stories, the documentary tells the story of how the first Black Barbie came to be in 1980, examining the importance of representation and how dolls can be crucial to the formation of identity and imagination.

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Rebecca Gitlitz directing docuseries on U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team

Rebecca Gitlitz directing docuseries on U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team

The all-access sports series will allow audiences to intimately follow the U.S. Women’s National Team’s players and coaches and reveal an inside look at the most decorated team in soccer history. The docuseries is currently in production in New Zealand and Australia following the team as they compete for the 2023 World Cup.

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Christina Milian starring in and executive producing Netflix holiday rom-com ‘Meet Me Next Christmas’

Christina Milian starring in and executive producing Netflix holiday rom-com ‘Meet Me Next Christmas’

Directed by Rusty Cundieff (“Chappelle’s Show,” “White Water”), the upcoming yuletide movie, which started production in spring, will follow Layla (Milian) as she pursues a fairy-tale romance with the man of her dreams. She must race through New York City to get her hands on the hottest ticket in town: the sold-out Pentatonix Christmas Eve concert.

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Elle Márjá Eira to make feature film directorial debut with Netflix adaptation ‘Stolen’

Elle Márjá Eira to make feature film directorial debut with Netflix adaptation ‘Stolen’

The film adaption of “Stolen” portrays a young woman’s struggle to defend her Indigenous heritage in a world where xenophobia is on the rise, climate change is threatening her people’s traditional reindeer herding, and young people choose suicide in the face of collective desperation.

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Swedish actor and filmmaker Josephine Bornebusch working on drama ‘Let Go’ for Netflix

Swedish actor and filmmaker Josephine Bornebusch working on drama ‘Let Go’ for Netflix

“Let Go” is a drama about finding out what really matters. In the center is Stella (Bornebusch): She has everything under control, except her preschool son’s constant need for attention, her daughter’s teenage mood swings and her emotionally unavailable husband.

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Film Independent chooses six fellows for second Amplifier Fellowship

Film Independent chooses six fellows for second Amplifier Fellowship

Over the course of the nine-month program, the Amplifier Fellows receive creative support to propel a selected project forward both creatively and strategically as well as customized mentorship pairings including with a Netflix executive as an industry advisor and a board member from Film Independent.

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Salma Hayek Pinault and Anne Hathaway to star in and produce Netflix’s ‘Seesaw Monster’ 

Salma Hayek Pinault and Anne Hathaway to star in and produce Netflix’s ‘Seesaw Monster’ 

Details are being kept under wraps, but Netflix has revealed in a news release that Hathaway and Hayek Pinault will play rivals forced to work together in the action-comedy two-hander.

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Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Christy Wegener’s documentary ‘I Am Vanessa Guillen’ coming to Netflix

Army Spc. Guillén, 20, disappeared from Fort Hood, Texas, in April 2020 and was found dead June 30. After telling her mother she was being sexually harassed on base, Guillen was murdered by a fellow soldier

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Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Afghanistan documentary ‘In Her Hands,’ produced Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, headed to Netflix

Filmed across two turbulent years, the documentary “In Her Hands” tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling.

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Lindsay Lohan releasing three new movies on Netflix

Lindsay Lohan releasing three new movies on Netflix

Lohan will star in the upcoming Netflix holiday romantic comedy “Falling for Christmas,” which will premiere later this year.

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Nancy Meyers writing, directing and producing a new film for Netflix

Nancy Meyers writing, directing and producing a new film for Netflix

Meyers and Netflix previously partnered in 2020 to release the short film “Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)” on Netflix social channels.

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Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Laura Dern and Liam Hemsworth starring in Susannah Grant’s ‘Lonely Planet’

Grant was nominated in 2001 for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “Erin Brockovich.” She has been nominated for Primetime Emmys for her work on the series “Unbelievable” and “Confirmation.”

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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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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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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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Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce ‘Blink Speed’

Cynthia Erivo to star in and produce ‘Blink Speed’

After a near-death experience, a young woman is plagued by a rare and mysterious savant ability that may be the key to unlocking the truth behind her fractured memory and past.

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Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Regina King’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’ heading to Netflix

Based on exclusive and extensive conversations with family, friends and those who knew her best, the film will tell the story of Shirley Chisholm’s boundary-breaking and historic 1972 presidential campaign.

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Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

Ursula Macfarlane directing Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix

The film promises to bring “Anna Nicole’s own voice to the foreground.” It will include exclusive footage from an unreleased documentary of an enchanting, unguarded young Smith on the verge of global stardom, offering a unique glimpse into her life out of the spotlight, and her dreams as a young mother.

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Halle Berry follows ‘Bruised’ by entering multi-film partnership with Netflix

Halle Berry follows ‘Bruised’ by entering multi-film partnership with Netflix

Berry’s feature directorial debut, “Bruised,” was released globally on Netflix last month and landed at the No. 1 spot in the United States and No. 2 spot on the Top 10 Global English Film List. The film was No. 1 in 21 countries and was watched for 47.7 million hours in its first five days.

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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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Addison Rae enters into a multi-picture creative partnership with Netflix

Addison Rae enters into a multi-picture creative partnership with Netflix

The deal comes after Rae made her acting debut in the rom-com remake “He’s All That,” which debuted on Netflix over the summer. She plays an influencer who accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king.

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Kerry Washington to star in and produce film version of Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ‘Rockaway’

Kerry Washington to star in and produce film version of Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ‘Rockaway’

The project will continue Washington’s  burgeoning relationship with Netflix: She previously appeared in the musical adaptation “The Prom” and the drama “American Son” for the streamer, and she stars in the upcoming Netflix film “The School For Good And Evil.”

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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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