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Brie Larson Calls on Hollywood to Fight For Change: ‘Artists Are the Ones That the Politicians Fear’

8 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As Oscars weekend kicks into full swing, Hollywood plays home to a host of events honoring nominees and other industry luminaries. On Friday night, the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party celebrated some of the year’s most lauded women nominees, including Actress contenders Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, and Ruth Negga, along with documentary filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Kahane Cooperman, producers Dede Gardner, Jenno Topping, Donna Gigliotti, and many more.

Officially hosted by both Wif President Cathy Schulman and Oscar winner Brie Larson, the West Hollywood event was a busy, cheery event that focused firmly on the promise of the future, even in uncertain times. Also on hand were members of Reframe, a new activist organization formed to mobilize for gender equality in the film industry, including Schulman, Sundance’s Keri Putnam, Miramax’s Zanne Devine, directors Paul Feig and Kimberly Peirce, and Franklin Leonard.

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- Kate Erbland

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Paul Feig, Kimberly Peirce, and 50 Others Address Gender Inequality With Sweeping New Initiative

22 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hot on the heels of the momentous announcement of the Eeoc’s finding that Hollywood Studios “systematically discriminated” against women directors, a group of 52 executives, producers, and directors have banded together to present ReFrame, a new initiative working towards concrete, lasting change when it comes to gender inequality.

Founded by Keri Putnam of the Sundance Institute and Cathy Schulman of Women In Film, the duo behind the Female Filmmakers Initiative have amassed an influential group of industry creatives committed to the mission of gender parity. For the last two years, the group has been plotting and strategizing new ways to break gender barriers in Hollywood.

Read More: Major Hollywood Studios ‘Systematically Discriminated’ Against Female Directors, Eeoc Finds — Report

Those strategies include a committee for designing and implementing a Re Frame stamp of approval, modeled after the Human Rights Campaign’s equality sticker, that signifies a project meets ReFrame’s standards; the Culture Change Toolkit, »

- Jude Dry

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Other Space: Paul Feig Wants Your Help to Save His Comedy Series

9 February 2017 6:41 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Other Space isn't over yet. Recently, creator Paul Feig spoke with Splitsider about his efforts to revive the cancelled Yahoo series.The sci-fi comedy, which premiered in 2015, starred Karan Soni, Bess Rous, Eugene Cordero, and Neil Casey as members of an unskilled space crew that heads out into the unknown. Yahoo cancelled the show after only one season when the tech company's original series platform, Yahoo Screen, shut down.Read More… »

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Paul Feig Named Distinguished Artist by AFI Directing Workshop for Women

8 February 2017 9:02 AM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Today’s bit of good news: Paul Feig will continue bolstering women filmmakers. The “Ghostbusters” director is the AFI Conservatory…

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- Rachel Montpelier

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Newswire: Paul Feig to lead a women’s directing workshop

7 February 2017 5:27 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety reports that Paul Feig has been selected as the distinguished artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women. Operating for more than 40 years, the Dww’s alumni include Maya Angelou, Anne Bancroft, Cicely Tyson, and hundreds of more women seeking to refine their gifts in service of the art of film. Past faculty at the workshop include artists-in-residence Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader) and Monster director Patty Jenkins, plus dozens of industry insiders and teachers.

Feig has, of course, been a long-time advocate for women in film, filling his roster with comedies starring some of the funniest actresses working in Hollywood today. “To meet with this amazingly impassioned group of diverse, talented filmmakers is a dream come true,” he said in a statement announcing the decision, which will see him serve as a mentor and teacher for the upcoming crop of students ...

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AFI Selects Paul Feig as Distinguished Artist for Women’s Directing Workshop

7 February 2017 12:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Feig has been selected as the distinguished artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s directing workshop for women.

Feig has become one of Hollywood’s top directors of female-driven movie comedies with credits on “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Spy” and “Ghostbusters.” He created the show “Freaks and Geeks” and directed episodes of “The Office,”  “Arrested Development,” “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Mad Men.”

AFI’s filmmaker training program is committed to increasing the number of women working as directors and showrunners in film and television. Class of 2018 filmmakers are Beth de Araújo, Georgia Fu, Milena Govich, Tiffany Johnson, Katrelle Kindred, Nancy Mejía, Gandja Monteiro and Lorraine Nicholson.

The group will spend the year of mentorship, collaboration and creation to make a short film or series.

“To meet with this amazingly impassioned group of diverse, talented filmmakers is a dream come true,” said Feig. “I salute the AFI for their strong support of female storytellers. »

- Dave McNary

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AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop For Women Announces Eight New Participants

7 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (Dww), AFI’s long-running filmmaker training program committed to increasing the number of women working as directors and showrunners in film and television, has today announced its eight participants for 2017–2018.

The Dww Class of 2018 filmmakers are: Beth de Araújo, Georgia Fu, Milena Govich, Tiffany Johnson, Katrelle Kindred, Nancy Mejía, Gandja Monteiro and Lorraine Nicholson. You can find out more about each filmmaker, thanks to their official biographies, right here.

The workshop was founded in 1974 and is billed as AFI’s “hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing. The workshop is tuition-free and is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. It provides all participants with an immersive opportunity to learn by doing, and each participant required to complete a short film or series by the end of the program. »

- Kate Erbland

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Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn do some serious bonding in the new trailer for Snatched

7 February 2017 9:16 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

It’s always nice to see a Mother and Daughter combo doing some serious bonding but Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn take it to the next level in the new trailer for Snatched. In this new film the pair give their kidnappers a run for their money while on an exotic holiday.

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Snatched marks Hawn’s first role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters and this new film features an odd couple who have only their comedic roles in common. So whose bright idea was it to team up the once well known sex symbol actress Goldie Hawn and the outspoken, controversial comedian Amy Schumer as a mother and daughter bad-ass duo? That would be Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig – who acts as producer on Snatched – as well as Schumer herself who co-wrote the outrageous comedy alongside her sister Kim Caramele and Ghostbusters and Spy writer, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Snatched Trailer: Only A Mother-Daughter Bond Can Save Amy Schumer And Goldie Hawn

7 February 2017 9:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The moment 20th Century Fox announced plans to bring together Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn for a mother-comedy comedy, we were enthralled.

Following the success of her hit sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, the actress really turned heads and raised eyebrows in 2015 through Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, a film she wrote and starred in as the irreverent Amy Townsend. The award nominations came pouring in, and Schumer cemented her status as one of Hollywood’s bankable leading ladies in a flash.

For Goldie Hawn, the screen legend is poised to make her first film appearance in more than 15 years for SnatchedJonathan Levine’s family comedy that ships Schumer and Hawn off to some far-flung exotic location. A relaxing holiday and some much-needed bonding time are on the cards, though the Middletons’ dream vacation soon morphs into a holiday from hell after they’re kidnapped by a band of crooks. »

- Michael Briers

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Snatched Trailer #2 Takes Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Hostage

7 February 2017 7:42 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you didn't have plans this Mother's Day weekend, you do now! As 20th Century Fox is rolling out the comedy Snatched on May 12th. Following a hilarious red band trailer debut late last year, the studio has dropped a second trailer, and it promises to be one comedy that will bring mothers and daughters closer together.

Today, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. You can check it out below! After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter, in unpredictable, hilarious fashion, is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

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Lush New Video Essay Compares ‘Moonlight’ With the Masterworks of Wong Kar-Wai — Watch

6 February 2017 11:11 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has never been shy about chatting up his filmmaking influences, and a brand new video essay from Alessio Marinacci helps drive home a series of eye-opening comparisons between Jenkins’ Oscar-nominated “Moonlight” and the films of master Wong Kar-Wai.

Billed as his “homage to two extraordinary filmmakers,” Marinacci’s snappy and stunning essay juxtaposes imagery from “Moonlight” and a number of Wong’s most loved features, including “Days of Being Wild,” “In the Mood for Love” and “Happy Together.” For fans of either filmmaker, it’s a loving look at their works, and one that can surely help increase appreciation for both of their careers.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’ Glow: Creating the Bold Color and Contrast of Barry Jenkins’ Emotional Landscape

Back when Jenkins was first looking for financing for his multi-chapter love story, he put together a slideshow of images that spoke to his vision, and that slide »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Strong Island’ Exclusive Trailer: Sundance Award-Winning Documentary Gets a Stirring First Look — Watch

6 February 2017 9:48 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Yance Ford’s new documentary “Strong Island” walked away from last month’s Sundance Film Festival with a very appropriate recognition: a special jury prize for storytelling. The filmmaker used the documentary to work through the heart-wrenching crime that took his brother’s life nearly a quarter-decade ago, crafting an intensely personal and unique storytelling conceit along the way.

Read More: ‘Strong Island’ Review: Yance Ford’s Powerful and Personal Look at Race in America — Sundance Review

Twenty-four years ago, Ford’s brother William was shot and killed by a 19-year-old white mechanic over a dispute involving a car repair. The mechanic claimed self-defense against William, who was unarmed at the time, and the man was set free. The doc is not just an investigation into the shooting, but a searing and insightful look into the racism that influenced the story and the injustice of how William became a prime suspect in his own death. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Baywatch’: Pecs & Chests Bounce In This Boomin’ New Super Bowl Spot [Watch]

5 February 2017 4:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The career of filmmaker Seth Gordon is a really curious and odd one. The director started out of the gate with one of the most beloved documentaries of the aughts with “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” He quickly attached himself to many promising projects and looked to be on his way to possible mirror a career like Jason Reitman’s or Paul Feig’s or even creating films like something out of Zach Braff’s “Garden State” (which is nowhere as bad as some snobs claim it is).

Continue reading ‘Baywatch’: Pecs & Chests Bounce In This Boomin’ New Super Bowl Spot [Watch] at The Playlist. »

- Edward Davis

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‘Brockmire’ Teaser: Hank Azaria’s New IFC Comedy Takes on the Super Bowl in Joe Buck Feud Clip

5 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Seven years after debuting as a Funny or Die video, “Brockmire” is finally set to premiere as a half-hour comedy series. IFC has just released a new teaser for the show, which stars Hank Azaria as a baseball announcer who returns to the booth a decade after going through an on-air meltdown upon learning of his wife’s infidelity. The move is a downgrade, however, as the former Mlb broadcaster is now working for the lowly Morristown Frackers. Watch below.

Read More: Watch The Super Bowl: Live Stream the Patriots Vs. Falcons Online for Free

The clip finds Brockmire speaking of the fraternity among baseball broadcasters, which he feels quite strongly about: “I can honestly say that I love each and every one of those guys…except Joe Buck,” he says. “That guy sucks.” Buck chimes in as well, calling Brockmire one of the biggest assholes he’s ever met. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Brockmire’ Teaser: Hank Azaria’s New IFC Comedy Takes on the Super Bowl in Joe Buck Feud Clip

5 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Seven years after debuting as a Funny or Die video, “Brockmire” is finally set to premiere as a half-hour comedy series. IFC has just released a new teaser for the show, which stars Hank Azaria as a baseball announcer who returns to the booth a decade after going through an on-air meltdown upon learning of his wife’s infidelity. The move is a downgrade, however, as the former Mlb broadcaster is now working for the lowly Morristown Frackers. Watch below.

Read More: Watch The Super Bowl: Live Stream the Patriots Vs. Falcons Online for Free

The clip finds Brockmire speaking of the fraternity among baseball broadcasters, which he feels quite strongly about: “I can honestly say that I love each and every one of those guys…except Joe Buck,” he says. “That guy sucks.” Buck chimes in as well, calling Brockmire one of the biggest assholes he’s ever met. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Other Space’: Watch Paul Feig’s Lost Sci-Fi Comedy Series

4 February 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In 2015, Paul Feig released “Other Space,” his sci-fi comedy that ran for one season on Yahoo! Screen. Now, in an attempt to build a larger fan base and seek a new broadcaster for a potential Season 2, the “Ghostbusters” helmer has shared all eight episodes of the series online at www.ShareOtherSpace.com.

The comedy stars Karan Soni, Milana Vayntrub and Neil Casey, as well as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” legends Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu. “Other Space” is set in the early 22nd century and follows the misadventures of a bickering space exploration crew whose star cruiser ends up lost in an unknown universe.

Upon its release the series received critical acclaim, yet it toiled in anonymity on Yahoo’s fledgling streaming service, which has since shut down.

“The fact nobody saw it, that’s what makes me crazy. It’s just never had its day in court,” stated Feig, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Other Space’: Watch Paul Feig’s Lost Sci-Fi Comedy Series

4 February 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2015, Paul Feig released “Other Space,” his sci-fi comedy that ran for one season on Yahoo! Screen. Now, in an attempt to build a larger fan base and seek a new broadcaster for a potential Season 2, the “Ghostbusters” helmer has shared all eight episodes of the series online at www.ShareOtherSpace.com.

The comedy stars Karan Soni, Milana Vayntrub and Neil Casey, as well as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” legends Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu. “Other Space” is set in the early 22nd century and follows the misadventures of a bickering space exploration crew whose star cruiser ends up lost in an unknown universe.

Upon its release the series received critical acclaim, yet it toiled in anonymity on Yahoo’s fledgling streaming service, which has since shut down.

“The fact nobody saw it, that’s what makes me crazy. It’s just never had its day in court,” stated Feig, »

- Liz Calvario

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Billy Zane and Rob Riggle Compete as Colonel Sanders in KFC’s Super Bowl Ads – Watch

2 February 2017 2:13 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s Colonel vs. Colonel in the new Super Bowl commercial for KFC. For the first time ever, two Col. Sanders will appear on screen together during Sunday’s showdown.

Ahead of its television debut, KFC released a new promo in which Georgia Gold Colonel, portrayed by Billy Zane, promotes the company’s new Georgia Gold Chicken and gets interrupted – and almost tackled – by Kentucky Buckets Colonel, played by Rob Riggle.

The 15-second Super Bowl ad, set to debut in the fourth quarter, is the first time the company has aired a spot during the game itself. It previously unveiled a promo before the game and during a CBS live stream.

Read More: Melissa McCarthy Saves the Whales in Kia’s Environmentalist Super Bowl Ad — Watch

Additionally, KFC’s YouTube channel also has a handful of other teasers with the tagline “There can only be one at a time” and »

- Liz Calvario

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Mary Tyler Moore: Robert Redford, Viola Davis and More Grieve Over the TV Icon’s Death

25 January 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Six-time Emmy Award winner Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 80. The television icon, who paved the way for many women, was best known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her “Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Upon hearing the sad news, Hollywood paid tribute to the actress, sending their thoughts and prayers to her family, tweeting quotes and sharing videos and photos of her incredible career.

Ed Asner, the actor who portrayed Moore’s boss in the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” tweeted that “his heart goes out” to her family.

#marytylermoore my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength.

Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) January 25, 2017

Read More: Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Beloved Actress Was 80

Robert Redford said in a statement via Variety: “Mary’s energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television »

- Liz Calvario

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Mary Tyler Moore: Robert Redford, Viola Davis and More Grieve Over the TV Icon’s Death

25 January 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Six-time Emmy Award winner Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 80. The television icon, who paved the way for many women, was best known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her “Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Upon hearing the sad news, Hollywood paid tribute to the actress, sending their thoughts and prayers to her family, tweeting quotes and sharing videos and photos of her incredible career.

Ed Asner, the actor who portrayed Moore’s boss in the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” tweeted that “his heart goes out” to her family.

#marytylermoore my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength.

Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) January 25, 2017

Read More: Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Beloved Actress Was 80

Robert Redford said in a statement via Variety: “Mary’s energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television »

- Liz Calvario

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