Dee Rees

Blockchain Network Treeti Partners With Independent Filmmaker Project

Treeti, a new blockchain network for entertainment business co-founded by former MGM, Sony, and Starz marketing executive Amorette Jones, is …

Filmmaking

Steven Spielberg Thinks Netflix Films Are TV Movies That Don’t Deserve Oscars

In recent years, Netflix has found a decent amount of success by diversifying and expanding its original film slate, with some outings, such as Dee …

Steven Spielberg

A black girl's take on 'A Wrinkle in Time'

"A Wrinkle in Time" was a must-see film for me. And, a must- see flick worldly different from dashing out to see “Black Panther.” It doesn’t mean, …

LGBTQI

Wakanda | by Patrick Patterson

W<p>hen I was a little kid, my mom and I had this weekend ritual. We’d get up real early … hop on the couch … grab some blankets and pillows … and then …

Basketball

11 Female Directors Who Followed Their Own Rules

To change the face of your industry, your creative field is one thing. To do so when the system you’re working within isn’t built to accommodate you …

Geek

It’s Time We Stop Taking Carey Mulligan For Granted

Earlier this month, Netflix exclusively (and quietly) released a BBC limited series, <i>Collateral</i>, starring one of the most talented contemporary …

Carey Mulligan

Why Netflix is the best thing to happen to the film industry

opinion<p>About a month after hitting cinema screens across the pond, Annihilation has finally arrived in the UK.<p>We Brits, however, have not been given …

Film (UK)

Netflix is Going for Gold with ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’

This acquisition is more ‘Mudbound’ than ‘Mute.’<p>Netflix is spending billions to make itself a destination for original content you can enjoy without …

Filmmaking

All The Celebrities Who Have Publicly Vowed To Adopt Inclusion Riders In Their Contracts

Thanks to Frances McDormand’s Oscars speech.<p>At the 2018 Oscars, Best Actress winner Frances McDormand used her acceptance speech to urge the audience …

Michael B. Jordan

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Breaks Box Office Records Alongside ‘Black Panther’

Ava DuVernay’s latest may not have taken first place, but the movie still hit some milestones.<p>Box office grosses shouldn’t be competitive, even if …

Filmmaking

Inside EBONY

ALL EYES ON MARY<p>Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, is having herself a grand moment in the spotlight. With two Academy Award nominations, …

Award Shows

5 Incredible Female Directors We Think Should Literally Direct Everything From Now On

Women might be on screen—but they’re not likely to be the one making choices behind the camera. Watch one of these films made by incredibly talented …

Andrea Riseborough

These Women-Centric Stories on Netflix Are Perfect for International Women’s Day

In a year when the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements continue to dominate headlines, leaders in every industry are working harder than ever to be the change. This most certainly includes Hollywood, where we’ve seen influential female stars stand up to fight for fair pay, more opportunities, and better …

Entertainment

Georgia Nott's New Album Is Made Entirely By Women—For Women

After only one woman won a solo Grammy at this year’s awards, Neil Portnow, the President of the Recording Academy uttered the comment heard around the world: that women needed to “step up.” But if Portnow thinks female musicians aren’t stepping up, then he clearly hasn’t met Georgia Nott: The …

Neil Portnow

Michael Shannon Watched Shape of Water Win an Oscar From a Bar in Chicago

Michael Shannon decided to spend Oscar night at a local dive bar in Chicago.<p>The current owner of Chicago's Old Town Ale House, Bruce Elliott, caught …

Mary J. Blige

27 Films With Female Leads That Everyone Needs To Watch

Whether you like comedy or horror – women can do it all.

Paul Feig

10 Netflix Movies With Female Directors To Watch This Month

It’s International Woman’s Day, so perhaps you should consider spending a couple of hours (or more!) supporting a female director.<p>Female directors are still a rarity in the filmmaking business. Only eight of last year’s 100 highest-grossing movies were directed by a woman, and that’s a relatively …

Entertainment

Campaign picks women who inspire us in the creative industries #IWD2018

Gina Miller, transparency activist, philanthropist, and co-founder of online wealth manager SCM Direct<p>When Gina Miller spoke at a Wacl breakfast last …

Advertising (UK)

To Be 'Inclusive,' 'Jessica Jones' Excluded Male Directors

The return of the comic book character "Jessica Jones" on Netflix promised a season full of women (directors), and it will deliver a season full of …

Conservative View

#HereWeAre: Is It the ‘Year of the Woman’ (Again), or Are We Just Marketable (Again)?

In March of 1993, I was a high school senior, soon to enter the predominantly (but not exclusively) female enclave of Sarah Lawrence College. …

African-American News

Twitter really wants Dee Rees to direct a Star Wars movie after this amazing sci-fi ad

The folks over at Lucasfilm should really be giving filmmaker Dee Rees a call this week. Rees, the director of powerful human dramas such as <i>Pariah</i> …

Entertainment

Oscar Nominee Dee Rees, MPC Create Walmart Oscar Ad

Production company Anonymous Content and VFX studio MPC team for sci-fi short.

Hollywood

Recap: Here’s What Happened at the 2018 Spirit Awards

Just hours after a drenching rain storm, comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney returned as co-hosts of the 33rd annual Film Independent <b>Spirit Awards</b>, …

Filmmaking

Angela Bassett, Dee Rees, and Betty Gabriel Talk Pay Equality: "These Aren't New Ideas"

With the Time’s Up movement launching emphatically into the national conversation about harassment and sexism, the battle for women's equality is more prominent than ever. From celebrities wearing black to the Golden Globes in January to the furore around the difference between Michelle Williams …

Feminism

7 things you can do today to support gender equality, because International Women's Day should be every day

Think about it: We should all be feminists. And not just because Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said so. To be a feminist means we recognize the intrinsic …

Feminism

Women In Hollywood Say Frances McDormand's Oscar Speech Is A Complicated Call To Action

"Hollywood has changed. And there lies ahead of us a great deal of work to be done."<p>Mira Sorvino was sitting in Dolby Theater on Sunday night when Frances McDormand, fresh from winning Best Actress for <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i>, implored all the female nominees that night to stand …

Celebrity News (UK)

How Marvel's Jessica Jones assembled an all-female lineup of directors for season 2

<i>A version of this story appears in the latest issue of</i> <b>Entertainment Weekly</b><i>, on newsstands now. Buy it here or subscribe for more exclusive interviews</i> …

Jessica Jones

7 Moments That Defined The 2018 Oscars For Better Or For Worse

The 2018 Oscars had important things it wanted to say, but it didn't always know the way to say it. For a year that made important strides in …

Jordan Peele

Dee Rees Directed This Oscars Commercial About a Black Girl With Sci-Fi Dreams and Two Mothers — Watch

The "Mudbound" director reunited with Mary J. Blige — and showed off her VFX skills.<p>Dee Rees debuted a new movie last night, but you may not have …

Mary J. Blige

Is Hollywood Already Done Being Angry?

At the 90th Academy Awards, the film industry seemed anxious to put the #MeToo moment behind it. Are audiences ready to do the same?<p><b>Well, all that anger</b> was exhilarating while it lasted. After a year that saw the inauguration of Donald Trump, the downfall of Harvey Weinstein (the man who, …

Salma Hayek