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Hillary Clinton Says ‘Wonder Woman’ Is ‘Right Up My Alley’ in Video Message at Crystal + Lucy Awards

14 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Politics was never far from the podium at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, referred to by speakers exhorting Hollywood to be more inclusive in its storytelling and video messages from Sen. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama.

“Now I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said in a video message that both praised the director, whose “Wonder Woman” scored the best domestic debut ever for a female helmer, and indirectly took aim at the Trump administration. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.”

Clinton honored Crystal + Lucy Award recipient Elizabeth Banks, one of her most vocal celebrity supporters during the election.

Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award honoree Dan Rather, »

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Hillary Clinton Says ‘Wonder Woman’ Is ‘Right Up My Alley’ in Video Message at Crystal + Lucy Awards

14 June 2017 11:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Politics was never far from the podium at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night, referred to by speakers exhorting Hollywood to be more inclusive in its storytelling and video messages from Sen. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama.

“Now I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but I’m going to, in part because it’s directed by the fabulous Patty Jenkins,” Clinton said in a video message that both praised the director, whose “Wonder Woman” scored the best domestic debut ever for a female helmer, and indirectly took aim at the Trump administration. “But something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley.”

Clinton honored Crystal + Lucy Award recipient Elizabeth Banks, one of her most vocal celebrity supporters during the election.

Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award honoree Dan Rather, accepting »

- Shalini Dore

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Crystal + Lucy Diversifies to Add Men

13 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A trio of men are among Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards honorees this year. Sony Classics toppers Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive the inaugural Beacon Award, while Dan Rather is to receive the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

“I am reminded about empowered women the whole day, everyday,” Barker says, pointing to his two adult daughters, one of whom is a director.

“We were thrilled,” to hear about the award, Bernard says. “We are big proponents of equal rights, using that gender button. We want to further the cause, it was something that is important to us.”

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Barker and Bernard have worked with a bevy of women directors from Susanne Bier to Meera Menon and Agnes Varda.

“We were not aware that we had that many women’s films until someone brought it up to us,” Bernard says. »

- Shalini Dore

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Crystal + Lucy Diversifies to Add Men

13 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A trio of men are among Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards honorees this year. Sony Classics toppers Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive the inaugural Beacon Award, while Dan Rather is to receive the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

“I am reminded about empowered women the whole day, everyday,” Barker says, pointing to his two adult daughters, one of whom is a director.

“We were thrilled,” to hear about the award, Bernard says. “We are big proponents of equal rights, using that gender button. We want to further the cause, it was something that is important to us.”

Barker and Bernard have worked with a bevy of women directors from Susanne Bier to Meera Menon and Agnes Varda.

“We were not aware that we had that many women’s films until someone brought it up to us,” Bernard says. “We were looking at quality of work. It just happened because we recognized the talent.”

The »

- Shalini Dore

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Women in Film’s Call to Action Bears Fruit

13 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The dam appears to have burst for Hollywood women: Cannes jury member Jessica Chastain used her platform to speak out about the female images she wants and needs to see on screen; Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” had a $103 million opening weekend; and “The Beguiled” director Sofia Coppola became the second woman to win the directing prize at Cannes.

The awareness of a need for industry-wide gender equality has hit critical mass, but what next? It’s time to “Evolve,” according to Women in Film (Wif), the unifying theme of the org’s annual gala June 13 at the Beverly Hilton.

“This year’s theme is Evolve,” says Wif Los Angeles president Cathy Schulman. “That’s because we’re in [the thick of] it now. This is where the rubber hits the road.”

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Wif, founded in 1973, has pursued a multi-year campaign that included accumulating statistics on industry gender parity, »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Promised Land’

2 June 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Documentaries about the current state of America, as good as some of them are, often have the effect of news headlines: They come and go, leaving a slight blur. But “Promised Land” isn’t like other politically and socially inflamed documentaries. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki (“The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”), it’s a meditation on the current American crisis (and if you don’t think we’re in one, you should probably stop reading now) that’s built around a revisionist portrait of Elvis Presley. The two elements — America and Elvis — come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

IfPromised Land” has a thesis, the short version of it — it’s declared in the opening 15 minutes — is that America has entered its Fat Elvis period. We’re bloated, addicted, going through the motions, coasting on our legend, courting self-destruction. Yet »

- Owen Gleiberman

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CBS’ ‘Evening News’ Transfer Is Chaotic, Not Calm

31 May 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Evening-news anchors are, to some degree, like Boy Scouts. They are seen by the public as being courteous and kind, brave and clean. When workers began packing up anchor Scott Pelley’s office suite at the West 57th Street headquarters of “CBS Evening News” yesterday, it was viewed by CBS News staffers as something out of character.

Pelley had known for some period that CBS News executives were going to move him full time to “60 Minutes,” according to two people familiar with the matter. He has contributed up to 20 pieces per year to “60 Minutes,”  even as he anchored the network’s flagship evening newscast. But he had not been ordered to vacate his office, according to these people, and CBS had planned to make an official announcement about the transition next week, one of these people said.

Pelley’s decision to move out of the show he has led since taking it over from Katie Couric in »

- Brian Steinberg

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Hasan Minhaj on His Legendary Whcd Takedown and Fighting Trump Fatigue

31 May 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Speak up against injustice or be thankful that you're still alive? It's a question that, as a first-generation American, Hasan Minhaj has been dealing with since childhood. Whether it was race-fueled vandalism at his childhood home or a rejected prom date, the 31-year-old comedian has always struggled with paying what he calls the "American Dream tax" — exchanging personal anger at everyday racism for the right to live safely in America. "It's something that I still deal with, and we all deal with in some capacity," he says. "But I've tried »

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CBS Shakeup: Scott Pelley Moves from Evening News to Full-Time 60 Minutes Gig

31 May 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

CBS News is shaking things up.

Scott Pelley, who has anchored the network’s flagship evening program CBS Evening News since succeeding Katie Couric in 2011, is now a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent. Pelley, who joined the network in 1989, will also report major stories and breaking news events across the CBS News Division.

The network announced the news on Wednesday with a statement: “Scott brought the best values of 60 Minutes to the CBS Evening News, and we thank him for his commitment to the journalism of this broadcast every night these past six years,” said David Rhodes, President of CBS News. “The »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Anthony Mason Named Interim Anchor of 'CBS Evening News'

31 May 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Anthony Mason will serve as interim anchor of the CBS Evening News after Scott Pelley was pushed out of the chair. Pelley will return on Monday's broadcast to say farewell to viewers. 

Mason has served as one of the main fill-in anchors for Pelley. Some inside CBS News say he could eventually land the job officially. But one source compared his role to that of Bob Schieffer after Dan Rather left and before Katie Couric debuted on the program in September 2006. The difference this time is CBS News executives are unlikely to try to make a big (and expensive) splash by »

- Marisa Guthrie

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Anthony Mason Will Serve as Interim Anchor on ‘CBS Evening News’

31 May 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Mason, the veteran CBS News staffer who serves as weekend anchor of “CBS This Morning” and in many other capacities at the network, will take over for Scott Pelley on an interim basis at “CBS Evening News,” according to two people familiar with the matter.

Mason is expected to serve in the role for the summer, one of these people said. His start date is not yet firmed up, and Pelley is expected to return to the anchor chair before leaving the broadcast permanently.

Known for his love of rock and pop music, the CBS News veteran will serve as a steadying presence at the venerable newscast while it works to find its bearings. Scott Pelley, who has anchored the program since taking its reins from Katie Couric in 2011, is expected to return to “60 Minutes” on a full-time basis. Pelley has worked on both shows for years, contributing up to 20 pieces to the Sunday newsmagazine each »

- Brian Steinberg

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Scott Pelley to Leave as Anchor of ‘CBS Evening News’

30 May 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Scott Pelley will leave his post as the anchor of “CBS Evening News,” departing the network’s flagship newscast without a ready replacement as he returns to full-time duty at “60 Minutes,” according to a person familiar with the situation.

CBS News declined to comment on the situation, which appears to have caught the network by surprise. Pelley is currently on assignment for the venerable Sunday newsmagazine, but had his office packed in his absence, this person said, in full view of staffers. Among the furnishings in the anchor’s suite are photographs of CBS greats like Edward R. Murrow and a giant painting of a sailboat, commissioned by his wife, Jane. Pelley is a sailing aficionado, but gave up the hobby when he added “Evening News” duties to the job he already had at “60 Minutes,” where he has been  a presence since 2004. He was able to get back on the water after a few years of juggling »

- Brian Steinberg

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Dan Rather Urges Donald Trump to Denounce Muslim Hate Crime in Oregon

28 May 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dan Rather penned an open letter to President Trump on Facebook Sunday, asking him to take notice of the two men who were killed defending a teenage girl in a hijab from a man allegedly spewing hate speech. “Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best,” Rather wrote. “I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them. They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.” Namkai-Meche and Best were stabbed and killed Friday on a. »

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She Persisted: Check Out Hillary Clinton’s Cameo in Daughter Chelsea’s New Children’s Book

25 May 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chelsea Clinton‘s new children’s book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,  highlights the stories of the history-making women who most inspired her. Except for the obvious choice.

Hillary Clinton, Chelsea’s mother and former presidential candidate, is not fully featured in the book, but she does make a cameo appearance. People has this page and others from the book, out May 30, below.

“Even though absolutely is a core inspiration to me— and is even more inspiring today than she was any day in the last year or in the year before that — I didn’t want »

- Sam Gillette

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Film Review: ‘Get Me Roger Stone’

14 May 2017 5:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The right-wing campaign consultants who brought negative advertising, mud-slinging, and — let’s call it what it is — lying into the center of the American media ecosphere used to keep themselves out of sight. That was part of their mystique: They plied their trade from the shadows. (It’s part of what gave their lies power — that the lies seemed to emerge from the ether.) In the ’90s, though, documentarians and TV news divisions began to shine a light on people like Lee Atwater and Karl Rove and the way they conjured their media voodoo. Richard Nixon’s dirty tricksters paved the way, but these were the new visionaries of the attack-dog political culture; they were the rock stars of fake news. (It’s no accident that Atwater was literally a blues-rock guitarist — his whole ethos was to make scorched-earth campaign tactics seem wild-ass and cool.)

Yet when you watch “Get Me Roger Stone, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Crystal + Lucy Awards to Honor Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mira Nair, & More

10 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Tracee Ellis Ross on “Black-ish”: Eric McCandless

Former “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams is set to host the 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards. Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Mira Nair are among the women being honored at the event, a press release from Women in Film, Los Angeles (Wif La) has announced.

Set for June 13 in Beverly Hills, this year’s fundraising dinner, themed “Evolve,” will be in support of Wif La’s educational and philanthropic programs and its work advocating for gender equality in the entertainment industry.

Pitch Perfect 2” director and actress Banks will receive the The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, which honors “outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.” The three-time Emmy nominated actress is set to direct two high-profile female-led films: a “Charlie’s Angels” reboot and an adaptation of Victoria Aveyard’s Ya dystopian fantasy “Red Queen.” In 2016 Banks founded WhoHaha, a digital comedy platform for women.

The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television will be given to “Black-ish” star Ross. Named after Lucille Ball, the award recognizes “women and men and their creative works that exemplify the extraordinary accomplishments she embodied; whose excellence and innovation have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.” Ross’ role on “Black-ish” has earned her a Golden Globe and the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In her Globes acceptance speech, Ellis said, “This is for all of the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. I want you to know that I see you and we see you.” Her other credits include “Girlfriends,” “Reed Between the Lines,” and “CSI.”

Queen of Katwe” helmer Nair will receive The BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, “established to recognize the important role women directors play in the film and television industries.” Nair’s feature debut, “Salaam Bombay!” scored an Oscar nod in 1989. Her other credits include “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” “Amelia,” and “Monsoon Wedding.”

Rising star Zoey Deutch snagged The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, “given to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the film and television industries, through her contributions to the community at large, in recognition of her outstanding achievements, and her embodiment of style and grace.” “Before I Fall,” “Why Him?” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” are among her recent credits.

The Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award will go to former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather. Named after the first woman President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, this honor is presented “to individuals who, like Ms. Zarky herself, have demonstrated enlightened support for the advancement of equal opportunity and devotion to the improvement of the human condition.”

Co-Presidents and Co-Founders of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker and Tom Bernard will receive The Women In Film Beacon Award, “presented to an entertainment industry professional for outstanding leadership in the advancement of gender equity, signaling and celebrating unbiased decision making in media.” Barker and Bernard have worked with directors such as Nicole Holofcener, Agnes Varda, Sally Potter, Lisa Cholodenko, Marielle Heller, Maren Ade, Meera Menon, and Marjane Satrapi. They “will be given the inaugural award for their unmatched support of female filmmakers consistently and throughout the entire history of their careers,” the press release states.

Crystal + Lucy Awards to Honor Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mira Nair, & More was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Tom Bernard and Michael Barker of Sony Pictures Classics Join Women in Film Honorees

10 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A trio of men will join Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Award honorees this year as Sony Classics’ Tom Bernard and Michael Barker have been announced to receive the Beacon Award, while Dan Rather is to get the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award on June 13. The Beacon Award is a new addition to Wif’s prizes.

Wif’s Crystal Award will be presented to Elizabeth Banks, while the Lucy trophy will be bestowed on Tracee Ellis Ross. Zoey Deutch has been announced as the Max Mara Face of the Future honoree and Mira Nair is the Dorothy Arzner Director honoree.

New this year, the Wif Beacon Award is presented to an entertainment industry professional for outstanding leadership in the advancement of gender equity, signaling and celebrating unbiased decision making in media. Bernard and Barker will be given the inaugural award for their support of female filmmakers consistently and throughout their careers.

“Throughout »

- Shalini Dore

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Tom Bernard and Michael Barker of Sony Pictures Classics Join Women in Film Honorees

10 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A trio of men will join Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Award honorees this year as Sony Classics’ Tom Bernard and Michael Barker have been announced to receive the Beacon Award, while Dan Rather is to get the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award on June 13. The Beacon Award is a new addition to Wif’s prizes.

Wif’s Crystal Award will be presented to Elizabeth Banks, while the Lucy trophy will be bestowed on Tracee Ellis Ross. Zoey Deutch has been announced as the Max Mara Face of the Future honoree and Mira Nair is the Dorothy Arzner Director honoree.

New this year, the Wif Beacon Award is presented to an entertainment industry professional for outstanding leadership in the advancement of gender equity, signaling and celebrating unbiased decision making in media. Bernard and Barker will be given the inaugural award for their support of female filmmakers consistently and throughout their careers. »

- Shalini Dore

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Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross Among 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees

10 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Elizabeth Banks and Tracee Ellis Ross are among the industry names who will be honored by Women in Film, Los Angeles, at the group's 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards.

Banks will receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, while Ross will be honored with the Lucy Award for Excellent in Television.

This year's honorees also include Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, Why Him?), who will be presented with the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, and Queen of Katwe helmer Mira Nair, who will receive the BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.

Additionally, Dan Rather will »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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Elizabeth Banks, Tracee Ellis Ross Among 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees

10 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Elizabeth Banks and Tracee Ellis Ross are among the industry names who will be honored by Women in Film, Los Angeles, at the group's 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards.

Banks will receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, while Ross will be honored with the Lucy Award for Excellent in Television.

This year's honorees also include Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, Why Him?), who will be presented with the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, and Queen of Katwe helmer Mira Nair, who will receive the BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.

Additionally, Dan Rather will »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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