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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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….

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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…

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Despite her enormous contributions to the field of VR, Nonny De La Peña continues to confront gender bias from the investment community.

Were it not for De La Peña, Palmer Luckey the creator of Oculus might never have discovered virtual reality, the eponymous VR artist Chris Milk might still be directing music videos, and the Oscar-winning director, Alejandro González Iñarritu, might never have won a Special Oscar for his interactive VR piece “Carne Y Arena” (Flesh and…

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We Were Part of a Revenge Squad: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady on Love Fraud

“If the Evangelicals vote, they determine the election,” said pastor Ted Haggard while flashing a smile in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Oscar-nominated 2006 documentary, “Jesus Camp.” That same year, the virulently anti-LGBT+ pundit was outed for having sexual relations with a male prostitute, a revelation that caused him to resign from his post, yet…

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“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!

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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…

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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…

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Sundance ’21 “In the Same Breath”, “Summer of Soul” Among Doc Selection

Nanfu Wang’s In The Same Breath and Ahmir “Queslove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) are among the films selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Read the full article here.

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‘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…

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Girl Culture Films presents: Film Series 2020: Meet the Directors. Weekly starting Oct 14

Join us each week for a virtual conversation and Q&A with our directors led by moderator Lauren Greenfield. Each session will showcase a new film and the film’s director. Upon your RSVP you will receive a link to screen the film. Schedule of Sessions. October 14. (Wednesday) John Lewis: Good Trouble, Dawn Porter – Magnolia…

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Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture Films Boosts Roster with Dawn Porter, ‘The Breaker Uppers’ Duo, Adds Screening Series

Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture Films, a female-driven commercial production company founded earlier this year by The Queen of Versailles director and her producing partner/husband Frank Evers, is bolstering its roster and adding a screening series to showcase its clients. Read the full article here.

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The 2020 Class of MacArthur Fellows

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Fellowships, including Girl Culture Films’ very own Nanfu Wang, generally regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for intellectual and artistic achievement. The award, commonly known as the “genius grant,” carries a $625,000 stipend, paid over…

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On Reflection: The Uniquiet Film Series

In 2014 Grey London was tasked with bringing to life the pages of The Times and The Sunday Times for a new campaign. With over 200 years worth of journalism to delve into the team involved realised that a few 60-second spots was not going to cut it. And so The Unquiet Film Series was born; a collection of mini-documentaries covering…

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‘Lance’ Director Marina Zenovich Still Doesn’t Know Why Armstrong Agreed To Do Doc

Marina Zenovich spent over two years with Lance Armstrong for her two-part documentary “Lance,” which will be shown over the next two Sundays at 9 p.m. eastern on ESPN. Zenovich conducted eight separate sit-down interviews with the seven-time Tour de France champion, who of course sustained his epic fall from grace when it was eventually…

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This production company is trying to get more women to direct

A new production company wants to put more women with diverse perspectives into director roles for commercial ads. Its first project, a docu-series from lubricant brand KY, addresses a still very taboo topic: women’s pleasure. The inspiration for the company, called Girl Culture Films, came four years ago after the Super Bowl when an unlikely ad…

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‘Generation Wealth’ film premiere, Los Angeles, USA – 12 Jul 2018

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#LikeAGirl Director Lauren Greenfield Launches Production Company to Amplify Diverse Voices

Documentarian and director Lauren Greenfield has launched a production company, Girl Culture Films, to address the lack of diversity behind the camera in the advertising industry. Greenfield, who directed the documentary “The Queen of Versailles” and Always’ #LikeAGirl Campaign, created the company with her partners Frank Evers to represent directors for commercial projects and branded content opportunities to…