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Karyn Kusama’s Must-See ‘Yellowjackets’ Premieres on Showtime
Karyn Kusama’s “Yellowjackets” has garnered praise since its release November 14th. The show, which has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, follows a team of high school soccer players when their plane crashes in the woods on the way back from a game. As the series progresses, we cut between flashbacks of the girls devolving into warring…
Ro Haber to Advise Sundance’s Newest Program: Trans Possibilities Intensive
Ro Haber is set to serve as an advisor to the six inaugural fellows of Sundance Institute’s new Trans Possibilities Intensive. Haber, known for queer-focused documentaries like “PRIDE” and “Stonewall Inn,” will serve with other notable queer filmmakers like Sam Feder, Tourmaline, and Moi Santos to advise the group of six trans people of color….
Peggy Sirota on Photography: “It’s Just Two People Playing Together”
In an insightful interview with Mr. FeelGood, Peggy Sirota explains her photographic process and discusses her favorite 20 shots. “Known for her ebullient attitude and her powers of persuasion in putting her famous subjects at ease in her joyful and idiosyncratic compositions, she was one of the first female photographers to break through in the…
Roku Channel Premieres Marina Zenovich’s Powerful series ‘What Happens in Hollywood”
“What Happens In Hollywood” is a candid 10-part docuseries that examines Hollywood’s role in framing society’s overall view of sex and sexuality. The series features forthright interviews with industry insiders including Robin Wright, Helen Hunt, Michelle Rodriguez, Minnie Driver, interviewed on a sound stage during the pandemic between June 2020 and October 2020. ‘“This series was…
HBO premieres Nanfu Wang’s Sundance favorite “In the Same Breath”
This powerful film recounts the experiences of people on the ground in the earliest days of the novel coronavirus and the way two countries dealt with its initial spread, from the first days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States. IndieWire’s review called it “a sturdy and illuminating essay film…
Girl Culture Films adds East Coast sales team Champion
The addition of Champion expands Girl Culture’s reach at a pivotal time in broadcast, digital, and theatrical content creation. “Champion excels at facilitating opportunities for iconoclastic creators,” notes Girl Culture co- founder Frank Evers. “As demand for genuine, truly representative content becomes ever more critical, we’re excited to work with Patrick, Joanna, and Julie to…
Award-Winning Director Juliana Curi Joins Team
Continuing its mission to bring underrepresented stories and perspectives to advertising and entertainment, Girl Culture Films has signed trailblazing Brazil-born director and visual artist Juliana Curi to its roster. From the start of her career, when she developed social- awareness campaigns around climate justice and HIV for MTV Brazil, Curi has engaged audiences in urgent…
Mea Dols de Jong Delivers MasterCard “True Name” European Campaign
Shot in Amsterdam, Mea Dols de Jong has delivered this beautiful regional European spot to further the MasterCard “True Name” campaign that has won the hearts of the jurors at Cannes and around the world. Campaign wrote, “Mastercard shined a light on the humiliation and discrimination trans and non-binary people face when purchasing items with…
‘Pier Kids’ Directed by Elegance Bratton to Premiere August 2 on PBS
POV is proud to announce the broadcast premiere of Pier Kids on Monday, August 2, 2021 on PBS. “Pier Kids, directed by Elegance Bratton and produced by Chester Algernal Gordon, transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability. The film…
Dawn Porter in Production on Cirque Du Soleil Feature Doc
John Lewis: Good Trouble and The Way I See It director Dawn Porter is set to direct and executive produce a Cirque Du Soleil feature documentary with MGM Television about the live entertainment group. “The doc will pull back the curtain to tell the inside story of Cirque du Soleil’s resurgence after the most difficult period in its history….
Ro Haber’s PRIDE Airs on Hulu
This weekend, check out Ro Haber’s incredible direction on episode 6 of PRIDE for FX Docs, now streaming on Hulu.
Dawn Porter Named 2021 Guggenheim Honoree by American Film Institute
American Film Institute documentary film festival AFI DOCOS has announced that it will honor Dawn Porter as the 2021 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. This year’s virtual symposium will take place on June 3, 2021 and will feature a screening of Dawn Porter’s new documentary Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer, as well as an…
Nanfu Wang & Dawn Porter Take Home Big Awards in 2021
Award-winners – Nanfu Wang wins 2021 SXSW Audience Award for Best Documentary (In The Same Breath) and Dawn Porter takes home the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary (John Lewis: Good Trouble). Read more about Nanfu’s award here Read more about Dawn’s award here
Tagline’s Third Episode Takes An Deep Dive Into ‘Like A Girl’ & It’s Lasting Cultural Impact
Remember when the Lauren Greenfield-directed commercial ‘Like a Girl’ Broke the Internet, Won the Super Bowl, and Changed P&G Forever? Hear all about how it came about in this insightful 3rd episode of tagline, hosted by Tim Nudd.
Legendary photographer and director Peggy Sirota signs with Girl Culture Films
Girl Culture Films is thrilled to welcome Peggy Sirota, famous for her work with A-list celebrities and her energetic, authentic style of visual storytelling, to its roster. Described by LBB as “a creative groundbreaker,” Sirota set a new standard for automotive advertising with her work for Volvo, introducing a humanistic, lifestyle-oriented aesthetic to a category…
“The Golden Age of Documentary”: Dawn Porter on John Lewis, Pete Souza docs
In the eight years since the premiere of her first feature Gideon’s Army at Sundance, Dawn Porter’s films have garnered critical acclaim, with 2020′s John Lewis: Good Trouble and The Way I See It picking up accolades and generating Oscar buzz. Click here to read more!
KY – The Pleasure is Mine
“The Pleasure Is Mine”: A Daring Message of Empowerment The three-part docu-series “The Pleasure Is Mine” was inspired by a shocking insight: Through research, K-Y discovered that 61% of women tend to put their own needs and pleasure behind their partners’, while 59% of women feel it’s normal to experience some pain or discomfort during…
John Lewis Doc Filmmaker Dawn Porter Reacts to Capitol Riots: “This is Harder Without Him”
The veteran documentary filmmaker of ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ reflects on the lessons she learned from the late congressman and civil rights activist in processing the political events of the past week: “He told me that if I let anger overwhelm me, I was the person who lost the most. That if I stopped loving…
Inspirational Women in Hollywood: How Director Rylee Ebsen Is Helping to Shake Up the Entertainment Industry
Don’t give up. Have a plan, but also don’t be too rigid. Be open to all kinds of opportunities — there’s strength in diverse experiences. Don’t absorb unnecessary negativity, it should be like water off a duck’s back. If you fail, shake the dust off and keep going. “Failures” are valuable lessons. Sometimes I feel…
‘The Way I See It’: From Critics’ Choice winner to Oscars?
“The Way I See It,” the new documentary about White House photographer Pete Souza, is starting off award season with a pair of victories. The film just won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Best Score, which was written by Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts and Buck Sanders, and the organization’s non-competitive Most Compelling Living Subjects of a Documentary award. It was also nominated…