Famous for its history of diversity, ‘Star Trek’ gets its first black female director

TV vet Hanelle Culpepper directed the pilot for new series ‘Star Trek: Picard’ By Paul Wachter Hanelle Culpepper, the first African American woman to direct an episode of a Star Trek series, grew up about as culturally distant from Hollywood as, well, Earth is from Mr. Spock’s home planet of Vulcan. As a child in […]

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2019 Marks the Downfall of any Future Prospects for Brazilian Cinema

Not only did the industry suffer from less institutional and economic resources, but it is also reeling from a declared war of the government against the artistic class Helen Beltrame-Linné São Paulo From the bottomless trunk of what can be called, without exaggeration, the new dystopic reality of Brazil came last week news of the […]

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Inside the Secret Project to Boost Behind-the-Scenes Jobs for Women in Hollywood

12/12/2019 by Stephanie Theobald A dedicated agency, a new pool of female tech talent created with Shondaland and even a self-help book are turning the tide: “I still hear — from both genders — about women not having enough strength.” When Zoe Lister-Jones talks about her “crazy utopian dream,” the Life in Pieces star is […]

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TV Studios In Strike-Preparation Mode Ahead Of WGA Contract Negotiations With Overall Deals At Stake & Streamers As Wild Card

By Nellie Andreeva Nellie Andreeva Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV @DeadlineNellie With the end of the WGA’s current film and TV contract with AMPTP only five months away and no talks on the horizon, the TV studios are starting to prepare for a potential strike. It has become standard procedure for the major TV companies to make arrangements […]

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‘Resident Evil’ stunt woman felt abandoned by producers after losing arm

By  KARMA ALLEN Sep 16, 2019, 5:10 AM ET A Hollywood stunt double who lost her arm while filming one of the “Resident Evil” movies said she thought the production company would take care of her, but now she’s suing the producers of the film, hoping to make her nightmare the last for stunt workers. […]

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#BoycottGeorgia? Brian Kemp victory stokes concern among film industry locals

Beth Ward   – Dec 13, 2018 When Georgia declared Brian Kemp the winner of the governor’s race, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter: “There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best […]

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Amputee stuntwoman sues RAF, film production firm for R40m

Ilse de Lange The accident in which she lost her arm happened on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which was filmed in Johannesburg three years ago. A South African-born stuntwoman whose left arm was amputated after a horrific collision on the movie set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in Johannesburg three […]

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ production crew’s rude antics spur call for new filming rules in Louisiana

BY MARK BALLARD | MBALLARD@THEADVOCATE.COM DEC 13, 2018 Angered by the “NCIS: New Orleans” production crew banging into trees near his Uptown home and yelling at a neighbor’s child, the chairman of one of the Louisiana Legislature’s most powerful committees asked state officials Thursday to come up with new rules of behavior. House Ways & […]

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All the Hollywood movies filmed in Massachusetts this fall

By Kevin Slane December 14, 2018 Just call it Hub-ywood. Everywhere you look this fall, it seems like a movie is filming in Massachusetts. The most obvious has been “Little Women,” if only because of the authentic 19th-century wardrobes and horse-drawn carriages. But the state has had at least 10 movies in production this calendar […]

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Saudi cinema industry is alive again, revenue to hit $1.5 billion by 2030

Over 300 theaters will open across the kingdom in the next few years.   By Leyal KhalifeExecutive Editor Nearly a year ago, Saudi Arabia ended a long-standing ban on cinemas in the country, announcing the kingdom’s plans to open movie theaters in 2018. A few months ago, the kingdom officially opened its theater doors to movie-goers in the […]

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