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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
When Geena Davis got a message on a Saturday morning that the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences needed to speak to her urgently, she thought "I hope I'm not in trouble."
It was quite the opposite. The call was to inform Davis that she had been selected to...
Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis says achieving gender parity on screen is simple, and it could happen overnight.
"Just go through (the script) and cross out a bunch of male first names and put female first names. That's all you have to do," Davis told the audience during a panel...
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019
The first Oscar winners of the season are already here. Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi director Lina Wertmüller and actress Geena Davis will all be receiving honorary Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in October, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018
Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it.
The "Share Her Journey Rally," attended...
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018
The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) unveiled the lineup of official feature film selections for the festival’s fourth edition, May 1-6, 2018. The inclusive lineup includes an impressive slate of films--more than half from underrepresented creators--including 42 competition films, 13 episodic...
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018
The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) announced an ambitious lineup of filmmaker and film industry panels for this year’s edition of the popular film festival which runs May 1-6.
The filmmaker and film industry panels will feature attending actors, producers and directors, along with...
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018
The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) returns to Bentonville, Arkansas, May 1-6, 2018, and has announced two featured titles: its Opening Night Selection is the world premiere of Elissa Down’s The Honor List, from Lionsgate’s Studio L, and the festival will present a Centerpiece Screening...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Known for drumming up business, the recently concluded American Film Market & Conferences also generated food for thought, particularly during an AFM session presented in partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors. Titled “The Future Is Female,” the panel discussion identified problems...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to "Thelma & Louise," many in Hollywood believed they were launching more than that turquoise Thunderbird.
It was 1991, and the expectation — or at least the...