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    Netflix and UN Women Launches ‘Because She Watched’ Collection for International Women’s Day

    Netflix and UN Women yesterday launched their collaborative project “Because She Watched,” which sees 55 groundbreaking women in the industry curate a collection of series, films and documentaries. This has been created in order to celebrate International Women’s Day. Below is the press release from Netflix as it was written, in regards to this new […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Who Are Your Favorite Film Directors Moving to Television?

    It is truly a golden age of television. It’s so golden that prestigious film directors are jumping to the small screen. Director Alex Garland is the latest one to make that jump. With “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation,” Garland has made a name for himself in sci-fi. Now, he’s bringing his vision to Hulu with “Devs,” […] More

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    Netflix Lands Ava DuVernay’s Upcoming Nipsey Hussle Documentary

    Following a bidding war with various streamers including Apple and Amazon, Netflix has successfully acquired the upcoming Nipsey Hussle documentary from Academy Award Nominee Ava DuVernay (“13th”), as per The Hollywood Reporter. Apple was rumored to be the frontrunners, however, Netflix will instead work with Duvernay again in a deal believed to be in the […] More

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    ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’ Wins Top Honorary Prize From Toronto Film Critics Association

    The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) held a special gala Thursday to formally award its previously announced winners. The association also revealed the recipient of the 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, which was given to Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers for their Indigenous feature film, “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.” The award […] More


    Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing Acquires ‘Jezebel’ From Numa Perrier

    Read the press release from earlier this week ARRAY Releasing acquiring the film “Jezebel,” written, directed, and produced by Numa Perrier. The film will drop on Netflix on Jan. 16, along with a theatrical release. __________________________ LOS ANGELES, CA (Dec. 3, 2019) ARRAY Releasing announces the acquisition of the award-winning coming-of-age drama JEZEBEL, directed, written, co-starring and […] More

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    Top 10: Best Documentaries That Should Have Been Nominated For Best Picture

    Documentaries weave beautiful stories, expose the darker side of humanity, examine popular culture and challenge communities and viewers alike. Films of this ilk regularly make critics’ year-end Top 10 lists and sometimes they even make dividends at the box office. But no documentary feature has ever been nominated for Best Picture (although nine foreign-language films […] More

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    Awards: Does Netflix Have the Strongest Awards Chances in 2019?

    Awards season is in full swing and speculation and questions for top winners and potential nominees are swirling. One of the biggest questions is, “What are Netflix’s awards chances in 2019?” After a strong and interesting awards year in 2018, Netflix is on a mission to solidify itself as a premium platform for high-quality content, […] More

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    Circuit Q&A – Who’s Your Favorite Trailblazer in Hollywood Today?

    From the #MeToo, Time’s Up and #RepresentationMatters movements to disrupting the industry business model, Hollywood is going through quite the transition. Since 1916 when Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to earn a million dollar contract to 2019 when Janet Mock became the first trans woman to call her own creative shots at […] More

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    Emmy Circuit: Ava DuVernay and Ben Stiller Fight It Out in Director of a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Speical

    Welcome to the 2019 Emmy Circuit series, where we analyze and predict all your favorite TV series and their chances with the Television Academy (at least at this time of publishing).  The series examines the shows and performances about their awards potential, most notably the Emmy Awards.  Emmy nomination voting opens June 10 and closes on […] More

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    Interview: ‘When They See Us’ Editors Discuss Balancing POVs, Ava DuVernay and the Central Park Five

    Ava DuVernay continues to prove she is one of the most dynamic and creative voices of her generation. After finding success at the Oscars with “13th” and “Selma,” DuVernay continues to conquer television. In addition to winning two Emmys for “13th,” she produces several critically acclaimed series. This year, she continued her examination of the black […] More

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