Tabitha Jackson named new director of Sundance Film Festival

Tabitha Jackson named new director of Sundance Film Festival

Keri Putnam is the chief executive and executive director of Sundance Institute, the nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by Robert Redford that puts on the festival. Since 2018, Kim Yutani has been the festival’s programming director.

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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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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires North American rights to Martha Stephens’ period drama ‘To the Stars’

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires North American rights to Martha Stephens’ period drama ‘To the Stars’

Filmed in Oklahoma, the movie stars Kara Hayward (“Manchester By The Sea”), Liana Liberato (“The Best of Me”), Tony Hale (HBO’s “Veep”), Jordana Spiro (Netflix’s “Ozark”), Malin Akerman (Showtime’s “Billions”), Shea Whigham (Amazon’s “Homecoming”), Lucas Jade Zumann (TV’s “Anne with an E”), and Adelaide Clemens (SundanceTV’s “Rectify”).

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Amazon Studios turning Sundance favorite ‘Selah and the Spades’ into a series

Amazon Studios turning Sundance favorite ‘Selah and the Spades’ into a series

“’Selah and The Spades’ is a fun and addictive story that immediately draws you in,” Matt Newman, co-head of movies at Amazon Studios said. “I’m so excited to bring filmmaker Tayarisha Poe into the Amazon Studios family — she has such a unique and beautiful style of storytelling that young audiences everywhere will fall in love with, just as we have.”

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Academy Awards analysis: What this year’s Sundance Film Festival tells us about another year of #OscarsSoMale

Academy Awards analysis: What this year’s Sundance Film Festival tells us about another year of #OscarsSoMale

As the Women’s Media Center’s Investigation 2019: Gender and Non-Acting Oscar Nominations found, women are, again, largely missing from the picture, with men receiving 75 percent of the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, which will be handed up Feb. 24.

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4% Challenge to work with female director within 18 months gains momentum after launching at Sundance

4% Challenge to work with female director within 18 months gains momentum after launching at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – During the “Making the (In)visible: Radical Transparency in the Data-Driven Age” panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Dr. Stacy L. Smith from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative announced the “4% Challenge,” which urges filmmakers to make a commitment work with a female director — especially a female director of color — within 18 months.

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Femme-centric, woman-directed films ‘Late Night,’ ‘The Farewell,’ ‘Share’ sell big at Sundance

Femme-centric, woman-directed films ‘Late Night,’ ‘The Farewell,’ ‘Share’ sell big at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – Some of the biggest sales of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which started Thursday, have gone to femme-centric, woman-directed films, including the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson vehicle “Late Night,” and the Awkwafina starrer “The Farewell” and Pippa Bianco’s feature film debut “Share.”

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Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

Interview: Amy Scott talks about her Hal Ashby documentary ‘Hal’ and improved opportunities for women filmmakers at Oklahoma City’s deadCenter Film Featival

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Cathy Yan in talks to direct Harley Quinn movie, Lynda Carter might appear in ‘Wonder Woman 2,’ and Sundance Film Festival: London to showcase female filmmakers

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Cathy Yan in talks to direct Harley Quinn movie, Lynda Carter might appear in ‘Wonder Woman 2,’ and Sundance Film Festival: London to showcase female filmmakers

Cathy Yan is in talks to direct Harley Quinn movie, Lynda Carter might appear in ‘Wonder Woman 2,’ and Sundance Film Festival: London plans to showcase female filmmakers.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: St. Vincent to direct woman-led ‘Picture of Dorian Gray,’ Reese Witherspoon talks modern-day rom-coms, filming begins on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots,’ Patty Jenkins negotiating big payday for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: St. Vincent to direct woman-led ‘Picture of Dorian Gray,’ Reese Witherspoon talks modern-day rom-coms, filming begins on ‘Mary, Queen of Scots,’ Patty Jenkins negotiating big payday for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

While Patty Jenkins is reportedly in final talks to receive a historic payday for helming the “Wonder Woman” sequel, three women are making their feature film directorial debuts on widely divergent projects.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: RIP Mary Tyler Moore; Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Lily Tomlin honored; Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’

The WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Remember Mary Tyler Moore, Octavia Spencer and Lily Tomlin receive honors, Kristin Chenoweth praises ‘Lion’ for its treatment of adoption, and Kerry Washington urges courage at Sundance.

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