Monday, January 30, 2023

Women and Hollywood

Liz Garbus to Direct Hulu Limited Series Led by Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo is bidding farewell to “Grey’s Anatomy” in less than a month and now she’s sto a new project. Deadline reports that she’ll lead the Untitled Orphan Project, a limited series in the works at Hulu. Two-time Oscar...

Lifetime Greenlights “Black Girl Missing” From Star and Exec Producer Garcelle Beauvais

Lifetime is partnering with the Black and Missing Foundation on a project that will highlight disparity among missing persons cases. A press release announced that the network has greenlit “Black Girl Missing” from exec producer and star Garcelle Beauvais...

France’s Le Collectif 50/50 Launches #CesarSoMale Campaign After Women Directors Shut Out of Awards Noms

The Academy Awards aren’t the only prestigious awards ceremony with an all-male best director race. The César awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, announced nominees on Wednesday, and zero women are up for Best Director. As is the case...

Sundance 2023 Women Directors: Meet Sierra Urich – “Joonam”

Sierra Urich rew up in a small town nestled in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Raised by her Persian mother and American-bornfather, she grew up speaking English, never learning her mother’s native language. Her connection to her Iranian identity...

Oscar Nominations: “Women Talking,” Michelle Yeoh, & More

Women took home the honors for Best Director at the last two editions of the Academy Awards. Now, after riding the high of seeing Jane Campion and Chloé Zhao take home the biggest honor in their industry, we’re confronted...

Sundance 2023 Women Directors: Meet Alejandra Vasquez – “Going Varsity in Mariachi”

Alejandra Vasquez is a Mexican-American filmmaker and producer. Raised in rural Texas, she tells stories about the lives of immigrants and activists, typically from rural communities similar to her own. She’s at work on a multi-year project about her...

Sarah Snook-Starrer “Run Rabbit Run” Lands at Netflix, Daina Reid Directs

Sarah Snook is stepping away from Waystar RoyCo and making her mark on the health care industry: the two-time Emmy-nominated “Succession” actress plays a fertility doctor in “Run Rabbit Run,” a horror/thriller that Netflix just snagged rights to. A...

Trailer Watch: An Aspiring Stuntwoman Fights For Her Sister in Nida Manzoor’s “Polite Society”

Described as a “very merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment, and bold action,” “Polite Society” tells the story of an aspiring stuntwoman who is forced to put her skills to test in the real world. A new...

Sundance 2023 Women Directors: Meet Rachel Lambert – “Sometimes I Think About Dying”

Rachel Lambert is a writer-director whose debut feature, “In the Radiant City,” premiered at rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. She received her BFA from Boston University with further study at London Academy of Music and Dramatic...

Sundance 2023 Preview: Judy Blume, the Indigo Girls, and Bethann Hardison Make Their Mark on Park City

The first major fest of 2023 is nearly upon us. With over 100 films representing 23 countries, the 25th edition of Sundance Film Festival features plenty of promising titles from emerging voices as well as hotly anticipated, star-studded offerings....

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Lisa Loring, Wednesday in Original ‘Addams Family’ Series, Dies at 64

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