Friday, January 28, 2022

Women and Hollywood

Betsy West and Julie Cohen Have a Gabby Giffords Doc in the Works

Betsy West and Julie Cohen have yet another documentary in the works. The pair released two in 2021, “Julia,” a portrait of culinary queen Julia Child, and “My Name Is Pauli Murray,” a tribute to the titular late civil...

Mary Parent to Receive David O. Selznick Achievement Award at 2022 Producers Guild Awards

Mary Parent is joining the likes of iconic producers like “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd and the James Bond franchise’s Barbara Broccoli. The Producers Guild of America has announced that she’s been named as the recipient of the...

Guest Post: How the World’s Largest Search Engine Can Help Fix Hollywood’s Representation Problem

By Mimi Anagli and Elena RossiniImagine this: you are a 14-year-old with a passion for movies and photography. Maybe one day you could make a career out of it, becoming a cinematographer. You are curious to see examples of...

Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Hall Land USC Scripter Nominations

Oscar nominations won’t be announced until February 8, but Jane Campion, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Hall’s odds of scoring noms are looking as stellar as ever. The USC Scripter Awards, which recognizes the best film and TV adaptations, has...

Tina Mabry to Direct Dance Pic “Pretty Big” for Warner Bros. and HBO Max

Fans of “Big Ballet” and “The Big Leap,” take note: another project about a plus-size dancer is on the way. Tina Mabry has signed on to co-write and direct “Pretty Big,” a pic based on the true story of...

Sundance 2022 Preview: A Racist History Haunts a College, Activists Fight for the Right to Choose, & More

COVID-19 isn’t putting the brakes on Sundance 2022. The fest has gone digital once again this year due to the pandemic, but we’re thankful the show will go on — online, where we’ll be able to enjoy dozens of...

Trailer Watch: A Native American Boxer Goes Undercover to Find Her Sister in “Catch the Fair One”

The winner of the Audience Award at last year’s edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, “Catch the Fair One” tells the story of Kaylee (Kali Reis), a Native American boxer determined to find her missing sister at any cost....

Cate Blanchett to Star in “A Manual for Cleaning Women”

Cate Blanchett is about to get her hands dirty. The two-time Oscar winner, who broke out playing royalty in 1998’s “Elizabeth,” will star in “A Manual for Cleaning Women,” an adaptation of Lucia Berlin’s short story collection of the...

Katie Couric on “Going There,” Confronting Her Past, and Seizing Control of Her Career

Interview by Wendy Sachs“I don’t know when I’m going to slow down. When are you going to slow down?” Katie Couric asks me over the phone when we talk in early December. The iconic, history-making anchor has recently wrapped...

Rooney Mara to Portray Audrey Hepburn in Apple Biopic, Will Also Produce

Lisbeth Salander is going glam. After breaking out with her Oscar-nominated leading role in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Rooney Mara is set to portray another iconic woman — this time around, a real-life silver screen legend. She’s...

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