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Viola Davis making new August Wilson film adaptation for Netflix

Viola Davis will be back playing another character from the August Wilson canon after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2017 for her role in Denzel Washington’s big-screen adaptation of Fences. Netflix announced Wednesday that it is adapting Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom into a film that will also star Chadwick Boseman. This […]

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Inclusion Rider? What Inclusion Rider?

The term “inclusion rider” took Hollywood by storm after Frances McDormand introduced it in her 2018 Oscar acceptance speech. McDormand, the newly crowned best actress, had impeccable timing. The industry, brought low by #MeToo scandals, was scrambling to repent for the systemic predation of women and the exclusion of people of color. McDormand was offering […]

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‘Bright’ Screenwriter Max Landis Accused of Sexual Assault by Several Women in New Article

AMC/BBC A bombshell article in a Daily Beast article details several women’s accounts of the abuse, manipulation and harassment they were allegedly subjected to by “Bright” screenwriter Max Landis. Landis is the son of “Blues Brothers” and “Twilight Zone: The Movie” director John Landis. Max’s other credits include “Chronicle” and the AMC/BBC series “Dirk Gently’s […]

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Women Make Gains in Indie Films, Study Says

More women are making independent films than ever, according to new research, and on every independent film with a female director, more female writers, editors and cinematographers get hired. The study, “Indie Woman,” by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, looked at nearly 1,000 films […]