Netflix Signs Development Deal With Kalinda Vazquez; Sets YA Thriller As First Project

Courtesy of Violeta Meyners Photography by Rosy Cordero December 13, 2021 Netflix signed a multi-year overall deal with creator, writer, and producer Kalinda Vazquez (Star Trek: Discovery, Fear The Walking Dead). Under the terms of the deal, she will create, write and produce new series and other projects at the streamer. Vazquez is already writing […]

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Dominican Filmmaker Elyssa Aquino’s Debut Short, Secadora, Puts Afro-Latina Lesbians in Lead Roles

October 8, 2021 by Johanna Ferreira While we have seen more representation of people of color in the entertainment industry in recent years, the progress has been slow, especially when it comes to diverse Latinx representation in film, TV, and media. The mainstream portrayal of Latinidad is often of white or mestizo Latinxs, with Indigenous […]

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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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