CANNES, France — Linked arm in arm, 82 women from the film industry marched up the stairs of the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival here on Saturday, hoping to make a statement about the need for gender equality in the movie business.“The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all. Let’s climb,” said Cate Blanchett, the president of this year’s festival jury. After leading the group of women down the carpet, Blanchett stood at the top to read a statement alongside director Agnès Varda, who translated the remarks into French.The two women were joined by a range of others from the international film community — fellow jury members Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay, actresses Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard, directors Patty Jenkins and Haifaa Al Mansour, and CAA talent agents Hylda Queally and Maha Dakhil.In her speech, Blanchett said 82 women were on the steps because that is the “number of female directors who have climbed these … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s climb’: Cate Blanchett leads women in a march for equality at Cannes festival
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By Karen Robes Meeks Updated 6:00 am, Sunday, May 13, 2018 Photo: Chris Pizzello / Invision Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Jane Fonda, 80, toasts the audience at a Las Vegas event. She stars in “Book Club,” opening Friday, May 18. Jane Fonda, 80, toasts the audience at a Las Vegas event. She stars in “Book Club,” opening Friday, May 18. Photo: Chris Pizzello / Invision Jane Fonda burns stereotypes of older women in “Book Club” 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If anyone is brave enough to buck society’s views on aging, it’s Jane Fonda. Whether she’s writing a book about being fabulous beyond 40 or portraying women as more than a man’s prize, the two-time Oscar-winning actress — who turned 80 in December — likes to challenge those norms. “Any … [Read more...] about Jane Fonda burns stereotypes of older women in “Book Club”
But TV sees 7.4 percent decline in number of shoot days in L.A. Trey Williams, provided by Published 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Film Production in Los Angeles Enjoys First Double-Digit Growth Since 2015 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Feature film productions on-location in Los Angeles increased 11.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to Q1 of last year. It marks the first double-digit increase in three years, according to the not-for-profit organization FilmL.A. The California Film Commission has been offering tax credits to lure Hollywood studios back to the Golden Coast to film projects, as major studios like Disney have fled for tax havens such as Atlanta, or locations with other incentives. Disney’s “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Lawson, is currently in production and is one of seven films under California’s incentive program with a budget over $100 million … [Read more...] about Film Production in Los Angeles Enjoys First Double-Digit Growth Since 2015
It's the 25th anniversary of the film that started it all! By Brian Collins Mar. 10, 2018 Los Angeles' Screamfest film festival takes place in October, but recently they've kept the brand running year-long with a series of anniversary screenings at the same historic venue: the TCL Chinese (formerly Mann's) in Hollywood. Following last month's sold out, special guest-packed 30th anniversary of NOES 4: The Dream Master, they will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style with a 25th anniversary celebration of the original Leprechaun, starring Warwick Davis as the title character and a then-unknown Jennifer Aniston as one of the people he spends the movie trying to kill. Writer/director Mark Jones as well as actor John Sanderford will be on hand for a Q&A moderated by yours truly, and your ticket nets you a free Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout beer (21+, obviously) as well as a chance to win a scavenger hunt if you show up a bit early to participate. Details on how to … [Read more...] about Los Angeles: Win Tickets To LEPRECHAUN!
Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced the recipients of the 32nd annual Film Finishing Fund. 16 grantees were chosen from 370 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts, submitted from 22 countries. The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that are by, for or about women. The works-in-progress are viewed by a special jury of women in the industry who select the winning films.WIF executive director Kirsten Schaffer said: “One of the ways we achieve gender parity, is by ensuring that female filmmakers have the resources they need to produce excellent work. Women In Film is enormously proud that for 31 years we have enabled talented filmmakers to complete their films and bring their remarkable stories to the world.”Stella Artois, with whom Women In Film, LA began a partnership in 2017, has expanded their support of female filmmakers by investing in the Finishing Fund for the first time, providing … [Read more...] about Women In Film, LA announces finishing fund recipients