Friday, January 28, 2022

Laura Berger

Apply Now: Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab

Hillman Grad Productions, Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani’s’ production and development company, is set to “provide opportunities for marginalized creatives to connect, grow, and accelerate their career in television and film” by launching its second annual mentorship lab. A...

“The Power of the Dog” and “CODA” Among the Films Up for PGA Awards’ Top Honor

“The Power of the Dog” and “CODA” are one step closer to becoming Best Picture contenders at this year’s Academy Awards. Nominations for the PGA Awards are in, and both titles are in the running for the night’s top...

DGA TV Nominations: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Lorene Scafaria, Lucia Aniello, and More

The TV nominations are in for the 2022 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards. Oscar favorites Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin are among the directors in the running for Documentary Feature Films thanks to “The Rescue,” their harrowing...

Trailer Watch: Laura Poitras Explores the Impact of Cyberweapons in “Terror Contagion”

“Surveillance is not only a breach of privacy, but it is violence — it does things to you,” we’re told in a new trailer for “Terror Contagion.” Described as “a visual study of the investigation by Forensic Architecture into...

Sundance: Sophie Hyde’s Emma Thompson-Starrer “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” Acquired by Searchlight

Sophie Hyde’s third feature has found a home stateside following its well-received world premiere out of Sundance. Searchlight Pictures scored U.S. rights to Emma Thompson-starrer “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.” The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news.Penned by Katy...

Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Assia Boundaoui, Diane Paragas, & Ekwa Msangi Named United States Artists Fellows

Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Assia Boundaoui, Diane Paragas, Ekwa Msangi are among the 63 artists across 10 creative disciplines named as 2022 United States Artists Fellows. The directors account for four of five film fellows, and will receive unrestricted $50,000...

Michelle Buteau Scripted Comedy “Survival of the Thickest” On the Way From Netflix

Michelle Buteau has yet another project in the works at Netflix. The streamer has ordered eight episodes of “Survival of the Thickest,” a scripted comedy starring the multi-hyphenate and based on her 2020 book of essays of the same...

Fox Maxy Named as Sundance Institute’s 2022 Merata Mita Fellow

Fox Maxy (Payómkawichum and Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians) has been named as the recipient of the 2022 Merata Mita Fellowship, an annual fellowship designed to support Indigenous women-identified artists who are working towards directing a feature film....

Ivory Aquino Joins “Batgirl” Cast as Alysia Yeoh, the First Trans Character in a Live-Action DC Film

Ivory Aquino is set to make history in Gotham City. The actress, whose credits include “When They See Us,” “Lingua Franca,” and “When We Rise,” is joining the cast of HBO Max’s “Batgirl” pic, which is set to focus...

Dee Rees and Leila Gerstein Join Forces on “Saint X” Adaptation at Hulu

An Academy Award nominee and an Emmy winner are teaming up to bring “Saint X” to Hulu. Dee Rees, who scored a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nod for “Mudbound,” and Leila Gerstein, the winner of an Outstanding Drama Series...

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The season of Lent is a ways off, but Bono already knows what he’s giving up: humility. “During the week there was this story...

‘All of Us Are Dead,’ Netflix’s Inventive New Korean Drama, Strands Zombies in High-School Nightmare: TV Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review includes some spoilers for Netflix’s “All of Us Are Dead,” which premiered Friday, January 28. As the last, desperate teen...