Friday, July 1, 2022

Women and Hollywood

Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, and Issa López Team Up for “True Detective: Night Country”

Jodie Foster is investigating another mystery. The Oscar-winning “Silence of the Lambs” actress is reentering the world of law enforcement in “True Detective: Night Country,” which will see her starring opposite Kali Reis (“Catch the Fair One”). A press...

Join the Girls Club for a Conversation with “37 Words” Director Dawn Porter

“37 Words” director Dawn Porter will join the Girls Club to discuss the four-part ESPN documentary series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX and exploring the ongoing struggle for equality in sports on Wednesday, June 29, at 3...

Madeline Brewer Signs on Lola Blanc’s “Pruning”

Madeline Brewer is stepping out of Gilead and entering another nightmare in “Pruning.” The Emmy nominee has signed on to star in Lola Blanc’s psychological horror pic about a far-right political commentator who “discovers that her rhetoric has inspired...

Book Excerpt: “Nora Ephron: A Biography”

The following is excerpted from Kristin Marguerite Doidge’s “Nora Ephron: A Biography,” which is available now. Reprinted with permission from the publisher, Chicago Review Press.All roads lead to Nora. I have said this many times over the years as...

Isabel Sandoval’s “Tropical Gothic” To Be Produced by Big Beach

We’re one step closer to seeing Isabel Sandoval’s fourth feature. Deadline reports that Big Beach will produce “Tropical Gothic,” an allegory about Western colonialism that marks the multi-hyphenate’s follow-up to 2019’s “Lingua Franca,” a drama about an undocumented caregiver...

Join the Girls Club for a Conversation with “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’s” Sophie Hyde & Katy Brand

Director Sophie Hyde and writer Katy Brand of “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” will be sitting down with the Girls Club for a virtual conversation about the Emma Thompson-starrer Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The conversation...

Kino Lorber Acquires North American Rights to “Costa Brava, Lebanon” and “Framing Agnes”

Kino Lorber has landed North American rights to two docs making a mark on the festival circuit, award-winners “Costa Brava, Lebanon” and “Framing Agnes.” Press releases confirmed the news.The winner of the ETPAC Prize at the Toronto International Film...

Chloe Okuno’s “Watcher” Scores Biggest Opening Weekend Grosses Ever for IFC Films/ IFC Midnight

Chloe Okuno’s feature directorial debut is making a splash at the box office. “Watcher” scored “the biggest opening weekend grosses ever for IFC Films and its IFC Midnight/Shudder label on 764 U.S. screens — also one of the distributor’s...

Submit Now: Athena Film Festival and The Athena List

Submissions are now open for the 2023 editions of the Athena Film Festival and The Athena List.A celebration of films from across the globe that tell the stories of fierce and fearless women leaders, the Athena Film Festival, now...

Trailer Watch: A Trans Teen Falls in Love for the First Time in “Anything’s Possible”

“For the first time in my life, I’m actually excited about what’s to come — I truly feel anything is possible,” says Eva Reign in a new trailer for “Anything’s Possible.” Directed by “Pose” star Billy Porter, who made...

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