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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Disrupting Hollywood

by Sheree L. Ross Over a hundred thousand scripts will be written in 2017, as well as tens of thousands of independent films made. Hundreds of contests will be entered and most filmmakers will not move very far towards their goal of a distribution deal or theatrical release. What once seemed like the “impossible dream” […]

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The Female Gaze

Rashida Jones, executive producer-director from “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,” at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, 2017. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Meredith BlakeContact Reporter Thanks to the opportunities created by Peak TV, the once-elusive female gaze is beginning to emerge on the small screen. Below, directors, writers and producers reflect […]

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