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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL MAKES HISTORY WITH SPIKE LEE AS JURY PRESIDENT

The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 but it’s only just catching up with the 21st century. They announced this week that the jury will be presided over by veteran filmmaker and director Spike Lee in 2020 - making him the first African-American to step into those polished shoes. Known for exploring human connection…

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THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OUT FOR 2020

Oscar is a picky man who fraternizes, for the most part, with fellow white males. You’ll often find him comfortable in their homes, but that doesn’t stop Hollywood from getting dolled up each year to entice him into the shelves of more diverse living rooms. The 92nd Academy Awards nominations proved that this isn't an…

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MRS. MAISEL’S GUIDE TO SHATTER THE PATRIARCHY IN HIGH HEELS

Minds and outfits were changed, lipsticks were reapplied and pearls were strewn about - but Midge Maisel is finally back (albeit fashionably late) to the premiere of Season 3! The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel is a 1960s housewife-turned-comedian from New York, who found her way to 21st century streaming devices in 2017, and has been winning hearts,…

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THE COMPLETE LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS 2020

Predictions for Oscar winners have already begun, propelled by the rounds of nominees doled out by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild last week. Most of the Golden Globe nominees affirmed cord-cutters and the unquestionable shift of talent, audiences and awards to streaming services (that brought in a total of 30 nominations compared…

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Governors Awards 2019

INCLUSIVITY WAS THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S GOVERNORS AWARDS

Five decades ago, Lina Wertmüller became the first woman ever to be nominated for an Oscars category that was almost entirely monopolized by white men. Only four other women were nominated for ‘Best Director’ in subsequent years, and Lina made history with her 1975 movie, Seven Beauties.  On October 27 this year, Wertmüller was awarded…

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM ADDRESSES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTROVERSY WITH FILM FESTIVAL

Reproductive Rights Film Festival November 8th - 9th The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Museum introduces a film festival devoted to reproductive rights, a highly politicized topic in 2019. It's been more than 4 decades since Roe v. Wade passed, and yet the conversation surrounding a women's right to choose if,…

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NEWFEST ANNOUNCES 2019 AWARD WINNERS

NewFest, New York's LGBTQ film festival, announced the winners of their audience awards, as well as juried narrative, documentary, and short film awards. This year was the 31st edition of the festival and took place from October 23rd-29th. NewFest Executive Director David Hatkoff and Director of Programming Nick McCarthy announced the winners on Tuesday. Jurors…

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NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FEST, CELEBRATES 30+ YEAR HISTORY

NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL October 23-29, 2019 Locations: VA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St. Cinépolis - Chelsea 260 W 23rd St. The LGBT Community Center - 208 W 13th St. New York's LGBTQ film festival kicked off its week-long celebration dedicated to representing women, men, and non-binary people in the LGBTQ community through…

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10 CHILDREN OF FAME FOLLOWING IN THEIR PARENTS’ FOOTSTEPS

It seems as if every new up-and-coming model or actor's last name sounds too familiar. Usually an offspring of fame, their resounding last names secure them the jobs, but the talent is all their own. We've compiled a list of the biggest names in the entertainment industry who are marking their own path - from…

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51FEST IS THE FIRST FESTIVAL CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM

"I heard he was suing for defamation, and I thought - the hell you are, not this time."- Harvey Weinstein accuser Hope D’Amore had the audience at 51fest in pin-drop silence as she detailed the daily challenge of confronting the latest news about her alleged attacker. 51Fest inaugurated their first-ever edition with astonishing praise and…

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10 BEST FEMALE DIRECTED MOVIES ON NETFLIX

Looking through the Netflix movie list can be overwhelming, so we did it for you. Check out some of our favorite movies directed by women, and available to stream now, below. For a list of our favorite movies with a strong female lead, click here. Wine Country (2019) Marking Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country…

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ACTOR GRAEME THOMAS KING ON HIS RISE FROM DESK JOB TO SILVER SCREEN

Graeme Thomas King was on a bus ride to work when his new fate approached him in the form of Beatrice Basso. She invited him to audition for a short film she was creating, and that was the start of his transition from an office job onto movie sets. "I owe her a lot," King…

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ACTRESS MICHAELA MCMANUS COMES BACK TO NYC FOR NEW SHOW “THE VILLAGE”

Michaela McManus is coming back to her hometown of New York, specifically Brooklyn, where her new show "The Village" takes place. As a kid, growing up in Rhode Island, her past times included "Broadway plays, museum visits and just wandering around, taking it all in." McManus was nine when she got caught up in her…

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MEXICAN DIRECTOR ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE JURY OF THE 72ND FESTIVAL DE CANNES

"The Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. And to this day, this profession of faith constitutes the first article…

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91ST ACADEMY AWARDS – GET THE COMPLETE LIST OF OSCAR NOMINEES

The Academy Awards will air live Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC.  A couple of favorites were "Roma" and "The Favourite", both with 10 votes each. Spike Lee got his big director break with "BlacKkKlansman", which awarded him his first directing nomination. Other highlights include Lady Gaga's nomination for "A Star…

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REMEMBERING PENNY MARSHALL: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S FAVORITE ACTRESSES AND FIRST FEMALE DIRECTORS

“Those experiences taught me the lessons that came in handy later in my life: Try hard, play by the rules, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” ― Penny Marshall, My Mother Was Nuts The news broke this week as well as many hearts: Penny Marshall has passed away at the age of 75 due…

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UP CLOSE WITH NATALIA DYER ON HER NEW FILM “MOUNTAIN REST” WHICH EXPLORES FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS

Natalia Dyer is expanding her TV emprise onto the big screen. The 80s-inspired sci-fi thriller series “Stranger Things,” (where she plays alongside Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown) first put her on the floodlight of Hollywood interest. Her latest project “Mountain Rest” was just released on December 7th, where she plays Clara, a teenager with…

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CANADIAN ACTOR ZANE HOLTZ HAS A THING FOR THRILLERS: HIS NEWEST PROJECTS INCLUDE “HUNTER KILLER” AND “BEYOND THE NIGHT”

Canadian-born actor Zane Holtz has a blossoming path to screen stardom. Best known for his role in the Netflix remake hit “From Dusk Till Dawn”, Holtz has several roles under his belt, his newest one alongside Gerard Butler in the action-thriller "Hunter Killer."  His just-released project "Beyond the Night" opposite Tammy Blanchard, premiered at the…

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ROB RACO ON HIS RISING ACTING CAREER AND HIS FIRST LOVE: DRUMS

Best known for his role of Joaquin on the CW's Riverdale, Rob Raco is also a musician; a drummer in particular. Constantly honing his chops, drumming still holds a place in this rising star's future, but with his enthralling looks and talent, acting and modeling may push those plans aside. Tina Turnbow from The Untitled Magazine…

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