Cannes 2019: Festival makes a strong case for diversity as black, queer artists gain prominence

Leyna Bloom poses at the photo-call of Port Authority. Image via Twitter/@mefeater Prathap Nair May 25, 2019 12:00:57 IST   Even as Hollywood is slowly inching towards racial diversity with blockbusters like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians and, Blackklanssman featuring non-Caucasian lead characters, Cannes seems to pull out all the stops with several diverse inclusions this year. […]

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Letitia Wright Explains Black Panther’s Cultural Importance

10.13.2018 by L.D. Nolan in Movie News Comment (3) Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther was one of the biggest hits of the year, with its cultural significance driving many to buy tickets and raise money to help children go and see the movie. Actor Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, has now commented on the cultural significance […]

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Aishwarya Rai to Receive Women in Film India’s Meryl Streep Award for Excellence (Exclusive)

1:06 AM PDT 9/6/2018 by Nyay Bhushan Getty Images Aishwarya Rai Bachchan https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-29/html/container.html The Bollywood star and former Miss World is the headline name at the first WIFT India Awards taking place in Washington D.C. on Sept. 8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is set to receive the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first […]

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At Sundance, The Films Took A Hard Look At Race In America

Storytellers behind seven major movies are working through the themes that haunt our national headlines. By Matthew Jacobs Courtesy of Sundance Institute Clockwise from left: “Monster,” “Tyrel,” “Sorry to Bother You.” 280 “Representation” has become a buzzword over the past few years, often used to excoriate the limited diversity that Hollywood brings to our big […]

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In the Next 2 Years, Only 15 Hollywood Studio Movies Will Be Directed By Women

Hazel Cills Director Ava DuVernay / Image via Getty When it comes to helming major Hollywood studio projects, the future for female directors in 2018 and 2019 doesn’t look too bright. IndieWire reports on the 2018 and 2019 schedule for films coming out of studios like Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony, and finds that so […]

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Women’s Voices Heard at AFM

AFM’s “The Future Is Female” (from left) moderator Wendy Calhoun along with panelists Geena Davis, Jen McGowan, Catherine Hand and Jim Whitaker. Prev Next Women’s Voices Heard At American Film Market Geena Davis “The Future Is Female” session sparks lively discussion, cites problems, points to progress; Overall AFM shows gains in attendance, exhibitors By Robert […]

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