Hanelle Culpepper to make ‘Star Trek’ history launching Jean Luc Picard series

Hanelle Culpepper to make ‘Star Trek’ history launching Jean Luc Picard series

Culpepper will direct the opening two episodes of the upcoming untitled “Star Trek” series focusing on the iconic character of Jean-Luc Picard from CBS All Access. According to StarTrek.com, she will be the first female director to launch a new “Star Trek” series in the franchise’s 53-year history.

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Michelle Yeoh to star in new live-action ‘Star Trek’ series for CBS All Access

Michelle Yeoh to star in new live-action ‘Star Trek’ series for CBS All Access

“I’m so excited to continue telling these rich ‘Star Trek’ stories,” said Yeoh in a statement. “Being a part of this universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play. I can’t wait to see where it all goes – certainly I believe it will go ‘where no WOMAN has ever gone before!’”

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WEEK IN WOMEN news update: S.J. Clarkson becomes first female ‘Star Trek’ helmer, Tilda Swinton to star in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, Russian actor Alisa Khazanova’s directorial feature film debut gets a release date

WEEK IN WOMEN news update: S.J. Clarkson becomes first female ‘Star Trek’ helmer, Tilda Swinton to star in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s new film, Russian actor Alisa Khazanova’s directorial feature film debut gets a release date

The “Star Trek” film franchise has a new captain at the helm, and for the first time, it’s a woman. S.J. Clarkson has been tapped to direct “Star Trek 4,” making her the first female to helm a film in the “Star Trek” franchise, Variety reports. Paramount Pictures announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it […]

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Disney takes a leap with a non-princess female lead with smash ‘Zootopia’

Disney takes a leap with a non-princess female lead with smash ‘Zootopia’

Disney Animation’s bold new adventure “Zootopia” is continuing to set records and dominate the box office. But the success of Zootopia is about so much more than the impressive numbers. The film represents a victory in a number of ways, not the least of which in proving that both adults and children will flock to a Disney animated movie starring a female character who is not a princess.

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