Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

Before Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don't be afraid of subtitles. 

Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month, the South...

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s Academy Awards, Lulu Wang’s family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” also landed awards. 

The win Saturday for “The Farewell” was a surprise,...

Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. 

Women directed 12 of 2019's top 100-grossing films in 2019, according to a study...

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020

Final Draft, a Cast & Crew company, has unveiled the honorees for the 15th Annual Final Draft Awards. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his prolific contribution to the art of screenwriting. Tarantino’s latest film, ...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Nominated for the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and then winning Audience Favorite distinction at Sundance’s London fest, The Farewell paradoxically marked a major industry hello, signaling the high-profile arrival of director Lulu Wang.

She...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

SHOOT will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, October 28, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s October/November print issue (including extended versions of some stories).

The mix of profiles includes Marielle Heller who...

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for "The Farewell" was unconventional.

She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to...

Monday, Jul. 8, 2019

The premise behind writer and director Lulu Wang's wonderful film "The Farewell " might be a little hard to accept for some audiences. A family collectively decides not to tell their grandmother back that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer and has only three months to live. But wanting a...

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood's top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind.

But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum on the dismal industry statistics . And the positive reception to and pricey acquisitions of films like Gurinder Chadha's "...

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