Weekly Update for April 26: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You


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Rachel Mason’s “Circus of Books” Acquired by Netflix Ahead of Tribeca Premiere

“Circus of Books” will make its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this evening, but that’s not all writer-director Rachel Mason is celebrating. The doc has already found a...

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A relatively stress-free pregnancy and birth precede a tragedy in Melina León’s “Canción sin nombre” (“Song Without a Name”). A newly released trailer for the Cannes’...

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Judith Light to Receive 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The “Transparent” star is being recognized for her “advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support...

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Sharon Maymon’s credits include “The Farewell Party,” which won the audience award at the Venice Film Festival and was distributed worldwide, “Summer Vacation,” which...

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Nicole Schafer is a South African director. She produced award-winning stories for the Reuters pan-African magazine show “Africa Journal.” Her thesis film from the University of Cape...

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Actress, writer, director, producer, Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder, and Worldwide Orphans Foundation ambassador Amy Poehler is a popular dream BFF, and it’s no wonder. One of the...

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FILMS ABOUT WOMEN OPENING Little Woods – Written and Directed by Nia DaCosta This Tribeca winner sees Tessa Thompson playing a woman facing a handful of crises in Little Woods, North Dakota....

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Phoebe Robinson, Nikki Glaser, & More to Perform at Women in Comedy Festival

Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a stacked lineup. Set to take place May 2-5, the 2019 edition of the fest features headliners Phoebe Robinson (HBO’s...

Another day, another disappointing Cannes announcement. The lineup for the 2019 Directors’ Fortnight sidebar has been announced, and of 24 features set to screen, just four are directed by women,...

Cannes 2019: Only One Woman-Directed Film Selected for Critics’ Week Feature Competition

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival continues to disappoint. Last week it was announced that only four women-helmed films will screen in the fest’s main competition. Now, per Deadline, the...

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If you enjoyed Midge and Rose’s adventures in the art world during Season 2 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” you’re going to love Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel...

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Diane Lockhart, Lucca Quinn, Maia Rindell, and Liz Reddick-Lawrence will keep up “The Good Fight” for at least another season. Per Variety, CBS All Access has renewed the “Good...

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    Jessica Mecklenburg Adapting Liv Constantine’s “The Last Mrs. Parrish” as Amazon Series

    Jessica Mecklenburg is bringing a tale of social climbing and assumed identity to Amazon. The former “Stranger Things” co-executive producer will pen and EP a TV adaptation of Liv...

    Bentonville Film Festival to Honor “American Horror Story’s” Jamie Brewer

    “American Horror Story’s” Jamie Brewer will be honored at the 2019 Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), Deadline confirms. The actress will receive the “See It, Be It” Award, given...

    Favorites among both critics and fans, “Killing Eve” and “Hannah Gadsby: Nanette” have been awarded with a prestigious honor. Both are among the entertainment winners for the...

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    Peabody 2019 Documentary Honorees: “The Judge,” “The Apology,” & More

    The documentary winners of the 2019 Peabody Awards have been revealed by Variety. Four of the eight titles are women-directed. Directed by Liz Garbus (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”),...

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    Guest Post: How Censorship Made Me a Filmmaker

    Guest Post by Shakti Bhagchandani When I was in the seventh grade, my English Literature class was assigned Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo.” On our first day of studying...

    Guest Post by Cristina Escobar “Roma” became the first film from Mexico to win the “foreign” language category at the Oscars on Sunday, and also nabbed best director and cinematography...

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    Guest Post: The Enduring Legacy of Joan Micklin Silver’s “Between the Lines”

    Guest Post by Maya Montañez Smukler Joan Micklin Silver’s 1977 film “Between the Lines” captures a precious moment when 1960s social idealism struggled against 1970s careerist...

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    The MPAA’s annual study of the theatrical and home entertainment market environment is here, and it once again shows that women represent large shares, or even majorities, of movie and...

    Survey: 64% of Diverse TV Writers Have Encountered Discrimination on the Job

    A new survey findings’ reveal that diverse writers are routinely isolated, tokenized, and mistreated in contemporary writers rooms. The Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity (TTIE) interviewed...

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    “Captain Marvel’s” record-breaking debut was in good company on International Women’s Day. March 8 also saw the publication of a new study concluding that the number of women...

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