Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Rachel Montpelier

Sundance Institute Introduces Intensive for Trans Artists of Color

Sundance Institute has selected six artists for its inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive. Ava Davis, StormMiguel Florez, River Gallo, Carol Grant, Mitchell (MiSha) Owens, and Savannah Ward are participating in the the three-day virtual program, which is designed to advance...

Patricia Clarkson and Nathalie Emmanuel Will Star in Spy Series from Director Ruba Nadda

Patricia Clarkson is reuniting with her “Cairo Time” and “October Gale” director. She is set to topline “Gray,” a spy thriller series helmed by Ruba Nadda. “Game of Thrones” actress Nathalie Emmanuel will also star in the project, Variety...

Raising Films Survey: Majority of Respondents Believe Caregiving Has Negatively Impacted Their Career

The U.K. film industry is not a welcoming place for parents and caregivers — an issue COVID-19 has only exacerbated. This is among the conclusions drawn from a recent survey conducted by Raising Films, an organization advocating for parents...

Trailer Watch: Motherhood Threatens to Crush Olivia Colman in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter”

Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, and Jessie Buckley are mothers in crisis in “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut. An adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel, the film sees a woman dealing with painful, long-buried memories while on a...

Field of Vision Introduces Doc Crew Apprenticeship Program for Underrepresented & Emerging Talent

Field of Vision is turning its attention to below-the-line inclusion in documentary filmmaking. The nonfiction unit behind projects such as “American Factory” and “On the Divide” has launched a new apprenticeship funding program for up-and-coming diverse doc crew members....

BBC Revamps On-Set Bullying and Sexual Harassment Guidelines

The BBC has updated its on-set bullying and sexual harassment policy, presenting new guidelines on sex scenes, access to support resources, and safeguarding contacts. According to Deadline, BBC CCO Charlotte Moore announced the changes in an email to “dozens...

Trailer Watch: Sexism & Disappointing Men Stand in the Way of Lorenza Izzo’s Dreams in “Women Is Losers”

“Your time is worth half of a man’s” the protagonist of “Women Is Losers” is told in in a new trailer for the film. That, of course, is outrageous, but it’s also the reality women of color like Celina...

Joni Mitchell Doc “50 Years of Blue” Heads to Marketplace, Teresa Griffiths Directs

eOne has kicked off global sales (excluding the U.K.) for the BBC Two feature doc “Joni Mitchell: 50 Years of Blue,” Deadline reports. A look at Mitchell’s creative process for what is arguably her most beloved album, and its...

Teaser Watch: It’s “Hanna” vs. Utrax in Season 3

“You’re going out into the wide world,” a class of highly-trained, ass-kicking young women is told in the teaser for “Hanna’s” new season. Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles) herself is among them but has her own plans. Season 3 will see...

Pick of the Day: “Prism”

A prism can be a lens, a way of seeing. In the figurative sense, it can be a tool that refracts and deconstructs ideas. In the literal sense, it breaks down white light into a rainbow. A prism is...

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