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Scott Rudin Accuser Believes He Was Targeted After Coming Forward: ‘There Is a Cost to Speaking the Truth’

Last month, producer Andrew Coles spoke out against Scott Rudin, bringing to light disturbing allegations of workplace abuse.Once a development executive for Scott Rudin Productions, Coles, who is now a producer on projects like “Queen & Slim,” went on the record in the bombshell report that led to Rudin’s downfall, following decades of bullying and […]

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The 2020 Black List Presents the Year’s Best Unproduced Scripts

The 16th annual Black List survey was released on Monday, showcasing 80 of the most popular un-produced scripts from up-and-coming screenwriters.This year’s list was compiled from suggestions of over 375 film executives, who contributed up to 10 feature screenplays that were written in, or somehow uniquely associated with 2020 and will not begin principal photography […]

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Directors Guild Nominees Include Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Taika Waititi

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite,” Sam Mendes for “1917,” Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit.”The DGAs are seen as a stepping stone to the Oscars, where the last six best director winners also went […]

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Women Directed Record 12% of Top 100-Grossing Films in 2019, Study Finds

A record 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top 100-grossing movies were women, directing 12% of Hollywood’s biggest hits last year, according to the latest study by Stacy L. Smith and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.That’s the best gender representation since Smith and her team began studying the prevalence of female directors in 2007 — though […]

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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Says Her Film’s Golden Globes Snubs Represent an “Archaic System”

The 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced recently, representing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks for the best in film and television of the year. But many worthy works were snubbed and shut-out — chief among them Queen & Slim, the acclaimed hit drama from director Melina Matsoukas, writer Lena Waithe, and stars Jodie Turner-Smith […]

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Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas on Making ‘Protest Art,’ Representing Black Culture With ‘Queen & Slim’

“Queen & Slim” is Lena Waithe’s self-professed “battle cry.” And it’s one that’s been heard to the tune of $15.8 million at the box office, outperforming industry projections since opening over Thanksgiving weekend.“It feels like it’s sort of taken on its own life,” Waithe told Variety before the film debuted, sitting down to talk about […]

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Holiday Cheer! ‘Frozen 2’ Is Massive and ‘Knives Out’ Breaks Through

Gambles paid off. That’s the takeaway from this long Thanksgiving weekend, which ends at the start of the final month in a tricky box-office year. While this period didn’t break any records, it still leaves room for real optimism.“Frozen 2” provided about 45% of the ticket sales, but “Knives Out” stunned with $41.7 million and […]

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‘Frozen 2’ Breaks Another Box Office Record Against Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

Despite the debut of two films this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s the same story as a week ago — “Frozen II” has won the box office crown and done so in record-breaking fashion. But this record doesn’t mean that “Knives Out” and “Queen & Slim” were left out in the cold. In fact, all three […]

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