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The Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Significantly Increases Number of Women and People of Color in the Academy (Finally)
In many sectors of society right now, it feels like we may finally be reaching a point of progress in battles we’ve been fighting for centuries. The Oscars’ 2020 initiative to be more inclusive is no exception. … read more.
Academy Award-nominated 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns will co-write an upcoming Star Wars installment with fellow 2019 Oscar nominee Taika Waititi, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay honor in February for writing Jojo Rabbit. The Thor and Hunt For Wilderpeople director is collaborating with Wilson-Cairns for the first time, Lucasfilm confirmed in an announcement May 4, (as in “May the Fourth be with you”).… read more.
FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.
Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 3/13/2020 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):
- Charlie’s Angels – Elizabeth Banks (writer-director)
- The Dog Doc – Cindy Meehl (director)
- Lost Girls – Liz Garbus (director) (Netflix)
- Lost Transmissions – Katharine O’Brien (writer-director)
- The Postcard Killings -Liza Marklund (co-writer)
- Ride Like A Girl – Rachel Griffiths (director), Elise McCredie (co-writer)
- Spies in Disguise – Cindy Davis (screen story by)
- Stargirl – Julia Hart (director/co-writer), Kristin Hahn (co-writer) (Disney+)
- Transference – Jennifer Lloyd (co-writer)
DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK
Charlie’s Angels takes the Townsend Agency international in this very fast-paced action-comedy written and directed by Elizabeth Banks.… read more.
2020 was my second Athena year with FF2 Media, and while I was only able to spend one day at the festival this year, I felt like a seasoned professional this time around. Last year, I remember fumbling to flash my pass, asking where screenings were every five seconds, and not knowing when I’d have a minute to eat in between the various films and sessions I wanted to attend.… read more.
The 18th annual Female Eye Film Festival will honor American filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier with the Best in the Biz Award and a retrospective of her work, including Virgin (2003), Split (2016) and the world premiere of Tape (2019).
Held in recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), from March 5 to March 8, 2020 at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, FeFF will screen more than 50 films directed by women from countries across the world.… read more.
As the controversial topic about women directors and film remains ongoing (see: Rebel Wilson’s commentary on the all-male directors nominated at the BAFTAs), Hollywood is opening the doors to more female directors who will direct films ranging from animation, to documentaries to horror. Here are the most-anticipated studio films for 2020 (followed by individual studios):
Wonder Woman 1984 — directed by Patty Jenkins
This is the sequel to the 2017 “Wonder Woman” starring Gal Gadot.… read more.