Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020

Years ago, Chris Pine turned "Wonder Woman" down. Then Patty Jenkins came on board and suddenly without even much of a script he found himself under a kind of spell listening to her vision for the film over a hamburger in Los Angeles' Silverlake neighborhood. His no turned into a yes on the spot...

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

Patty Jenkins wasn't even finished making " Wonder Woman " when she started dreaming up a sequel for her and star Gal Gadot. The first film had the weight of both female-fronted superhero films and female-directed blockbusters on its shoulders and had yet to prove the skeptics wrong. But Jenkins...

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

There were two notable firsts as the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) presented 10 aspiring DPs with 2019 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) during a ceremony and screening held on Sunday (10/6) in the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood....

Saturday, May. 12, 2018

Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.

The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the...

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

Cinematographer Matthew Jensen’s ascent in feature films, punctuated by the global hit Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.), was prompted in large part by his varied television endeavors.

His early career indie feature exploits dovetailed into those initial opportunities in TV spanning a...

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Some people have breakout years. Director Patty Jenkins had one with "Monster" in 2003, a movie that earned Charlize Theron a best actress Academy Award.

And then there are breakTHROUGH years.

This year, Jenkins' "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, was a mega-hit worldwide. Pulling...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Four.

It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.

"I have to say it really bums me out,"...

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017

Batman is the superhero with the calling-card beam of light, but Wonder Woman sent a signal over the weekend that even Hollywood couldn't miss.

Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" grossed $103.3 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry...

Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017

"Wonder Woman" conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5 million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman.

The well-reviewed movie easily surpassed...

Tuesday, May. 30, 2017

"Wonder Woman " has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain.

Yet, like the heroine at its center, "Wonder Woman" the movie rises...

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