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Early Oscar Favorite Chloé Zhao on ‘Nomadland’ and a Career on the Rise
11/12/2020
Early Oscar Favorite Chloé Zhao on ‘Nomadland’ and a Career on the Rise

Early Oscar Favorite Chloé Zhao on ‘Nomadland’ and a Career on the Rise

In 2018, the director’s ‘The Rider’ was one of Barack Obama’s favorite films. Now Zhao has delivered a transcendent movie about the search for work, peace, and self—and Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ is still on the way.

Happy Veterans Day! Please join us in highlighting #FilmFatales member Rebecca Murga, who will be moderating our "Stunts...
11/11/2020

Happy Veterans Day! Please join us in highlighting #FilmFatales member Rebecca Murga, who will be moderating our "Stunts on Screen" discussion this Friday in partnership with Veterans in Media and Entertainment. RSVP link in our bio. @rebeccamurga @vmeconnect

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Happy Veterans Day to everyone I served with and to everyone serving! Some of the Best times of my life for sure! ❤️❤️❤️✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

Meet Eddie Perez! Eddie is a Los Angeles based Director, 2nd Unit Director, and Stunt Coordinator.  Eddie will be speaki...
11/11/2020

Meet Eddie Perez! Eddie is a Los Angeles based Director, 2nd Unit Director, and Stunt Coordinator. Eddie will be speaking at our panel this Friday November 13th at 2pm PT, for a discussion about stunts on screen.
RSVP link: http://ffla111320.eventbrite.com

He is a multiple award winner for his short-film The Test of Time and a “4-time nominee 3-time Emmy winner” for Shameless. He also won the SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble” on Star Trek Into Darkness. Working on over 300 projects as a director, stunt coordinator and/or performer, recent notable projects include Snowfall, Perceptual Grace, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Deadpool and Sicario. Eddie’s goal is to put the scripted vision on film using the most creative techniques available to fit the story. Eddie was born in New York and graduated with a degree in education and a minor in biology focusing on Athletic Training from CW Post Long Island University. He studied under stuntman Paul Stader, Greg Elam and studied acting under Peter Flood.

#StuntsOnScreen #StuntCoordinators #FilmFatales

11/11/2020
Box Office Reporting May Be "Forever Changed" Due to Pandemic | Hollywood Reporter

Box Office Reporting May Be "Forever Changed" Due to Pandemic | Hollywood Reporter

Box Office Reporting May Be "Forever Changed" Due to Pandemic 7:00 AM PST 11/3/2020 by Pamela McClintock FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Illustration by Maria Corte Warner Bros. broke decades of tradition by changing its protocol for releasing grosses for 'Tenet' — and, amid a pandemic and a shift to PV...

Congrats to #FilmFatales member Eloise King on being selected as a #FirelightMedia fellow! @_elloweezee_ @firelight_medi...
11/11/2020

Congrats to #FilmFatales member Eloise King on being selected as a #FirelightMedia fellow! @_elloweezee_ @firelight_media

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Before I was often the only woman and even more often the only Black woman in the room or on set I didn’t ever know a single person working in film, TV or media for that matter. It was a far off dream born of books and TV Documentaries’. I remember being told by a teacher at age 14 that I should try something less competitive than filmmaking, I thought then what I still think now; “if somebody has to win, then why not me?”

I am grateful to the Black women who have gone before me and make the path more vivid, urgent and compellingly empathic than ever.

That said, Black women remain grossly underrepresented as directors in both documentary and fiction filmmaking and there is so much to be done. The truth is we have heard the same voices, through the same lenses and at times abuses shaping, often distorting our histories, lived experiences and fantasies. It’s time for that to change.

So, I challenge everyone who shared today with me to do one thing: expand your norms, question them and be willing to challenge inequity, stand up for creative freedom and champion new voices. Be willing to believe that filmmaking should be the most democratic form we have, because no matter who we are and where we come from, we all have a story.

My offer: I will keep hearing them, crafting them and amplifying them 🖤 - Eloise x

#sharethemic

Meet Marielle Woods! Marielle is an award-winning, queer-identifying filmmaker who thrives in the high- stakes world of ...
11/10/2020

Meet Marielle Woods! Marielle is an award-winning, queer-identifying filmmaker who thrives in the high- stakes world of action storytelling. Marielle will be speaking at our webinar this Friday November 13th at 2pm PT, for a discussion about stunts on screen.
RSVP: http://ffla111320.eventbrite.com
She likes to push emotional buttons and visual boundaries, telling stories that make audiences think — with a few explosions and car chases along the way. After receiving her BA in Visual Studies from Harvard in 2008, Woods moved west and has been working as an LA-based director and producer ever since. She got her start in docudrama television, crafting shows for networks including Discovery, History, A&E and Animal Planet. Now, she lives every week like it's Shark Week. Determined to move into the scripted world, Woods cold-called and warm-emailed her way to observing on Fast & Furious 6 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She has since moved up to become a Stunt Department Coordinator, and has spent much of the last six years working with some of the best Stunt Coordinators and Second Unit Directors in the business on projects including Baby Driver, Bright, and Westworld. Woods’ short films have toured the festival circuit with acceptances including LA Shorts Fest, Montreal World Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Cinequest, Rhode Island Flickers, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and NBCU Short Cuts. She flipped a car in the jungles of Puerto Rico for her short, Mi Corazon, and recreated war-torn Iraq on a soundstage in Culver City for her 2018 film, Do No Harm. Currently, Woods is in development on a number of original action projects spanning a range of genres and tones. She is working to create “non-binary” filmmaking – blending the emotional resonance that some might deem “feminine” with the societally assigned “masculinity” of the action genre.

#StuntsOnScreen #StuntCoordinators #FilmFatales

11/10/2020
Big Ten Network

Big Ten Network

"Without people like your dad, it would still be, primarily, a white sport."

Spartans, past and present, know the impact Gene Washington had on football.

𝘛𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘥 𝘊𝘦𝘥𝘢𝘳 debuts at 8 p.m. ET 11/10 on the Big Ten Network.

Meet Deven MacNair! Deven comes from a diverse background of over 20 years of being a SAG-Aftra actor, stunt performer a...
11/09/2020

Meet Deven MacNair! Deven comes from a diverse background of over 20 years of being a SAG-Aftra actor, stunt performer and stunt coordinator. Deven will be speaking at our panel this Friday November 13th at 2pm PT for a discussion on stunts on screen.
RSVP link: http://ffla111320.eventbrite.com

Deven is also a credentialed California teacher. This lead to her work during the #Metoo movement to give a voice to the actors, directors and producers to make sure filming sets are a safe place for all actors and crew during intimate scenes as well as stunts. As a female stunt coordinator, Deven found herself in a position of being hired for scenes that required nudity, sexual violence or intimate scenes.
From her work as a stunt coordinator this easily transferred into Intimacy Coordinating. She has worked on shows such as: The Walking Dead, Claws, The Purge as well as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes , Jack Reacher and various other shows ranging from scripted TV, blockbuster features and reality shows. Deven MacNair has been featured in articles in the New York Post, Deadline, and on radio for NPR and the BBC.

#StuntsOnScreen #StuntCoordinators #FilmFatales

Let's go behind the scenes with #FilmFatales member Dena Hysell-Cornejo, who is currently filming in Kampala, Uganda  @d...
11/09/2020

Let's go behind the scenes with #FilmFatales member Dena Hysell-Cornejo, who is currently filming in Kampala, Uganda @denanicole_ #SetLife #bts #MotivationMonday

Behind the scenes of "Murdoch Mysteries" with #FilmFatales member Sharon Lewis @thesharonlewis・・・Directing my first @cbc...
11/09/2020

Behind the scenes of "Murdoch Mysteries" with #FilmFatales member Sharon Lewis @thesharonlewis
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Directing my first @cbcmurdoch and working with this talented writer @cali_dae "MurdochMysteries #WomenDirect #BTS

Meet Janeshia Adams-Ginyard! Janeshia is an actress, stunt woman, wrestler, writer, and motivational speaker and will be...
11/08/2020

Meet Janeshia Adams-Ginyard! Janeshia is an actress, stunt woman, wrestler, writer, and motivational speaker and will be speaking at our panel this Friday November 13th at 2pm PT, for a discussion about stunts on screen.
RSVP: http://ffla111320.eventbrite.com

Born on Valentine’s Day and raised in Southern California, Janeshia graduated from Gahr High School in Cerritos and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. As a student-athlete most of her life, Janeshia used her foundation in athletics to transition into the Hollywood entertainment industry. A member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), she is an established and extremely talented actress and stunt woman, making a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication and skills. Janeshia has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards, is fluent in American Sign Language and trained in Taekwondo. She has had major roles on commercial, television, and film projects, and has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest superstars. Janeshia executed two separate roles in the Marvel Studios feature film Black Panther She was one of the eight main Dora Milaje (the women who serve as Black Panther’s personal bodyguards) and the stunt double for lead actress, Danai Gurira’s character Okoye.She reprised her role as stunt double for Danai in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. In addition to several upcoming projects, Janeshia plays the role of Officer Conn on the ABC Studios Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Station 19, and is the stunt double for Aisha Hinds in FOX’s hit drama 9-1-1 and Aunjanue Ellis in HBO's Lovecraft Country. Janeshia is enthusiastic about serving God, doing ministry, and helping the community. She founded Hyphy 4 Christ Inc., an entertainment organization dedicated to inspire, encourage and motivate through faith-based content.

#StuntsOnScreen #StuntCoordinators #FilmFatales

Join Film Fatales and Veterans in Media and Entertainment on Friday November 13th 2pm PT for a discussion about Stunts o...
11/07/2020

Join Film Fatales and Veterans in Media and Entertainment on Friday November 13th 2pm PT for a discussion about Stunts on Screen with Deven MacNair (Stunt Coordinator, Queen Sugar, Eddie Perez (Stunt Coordinator, Shameless), Janeshia Adams-Ginyard (Stunt Performer, Black Panther and Marielle Woods (Stunt Coordinator, Westworld). Moderated by Film Fatales and VME member Rebecca Murga.
RSVP link:http://ffla111320.eventbrite.com

This conversation will offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes of action sequences, explore the relationship between directors and stunt coordinators, and address the controversial practices of “wigging” and “paint downs” as part of wider descrimintation in the stunt industry. Hosted in partnership with Film Fatales, an arts non-profit supporting women and non-binary filmmakers, and Veterans in Media & Entertainment, a 501c3 that unites current and former members of the military working in film, television, media, gaming, music, and more.

A round of applause for new Film Fatales member Lisa Cortés who co-directed ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY about Stacey...
11/07/2020

A round of applause for new Film Fatales member Lisa Cortés who co-directed ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY about Stacey Abrams. Lisa spoke about her work in our "Documenting Politics" panel earlier today. Video replay link is in our bio.

Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award® nominated and Emmy-winning Producer and Director. She is renowned for creating challenging, visionary stories and has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices. The film Precious (2009), which she executive produced, received the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for best drama. Marking the acting debut of Gabourey Sidibe, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards® and won two. The Emmy-winning, The Apollo (2019), an HBO documentary, explores African American cultural and political history through the story of the legendary Apollo Theater. Her directorial debut, The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (2019), traces the impact of street fashion and African American creativity on global cultural trends and was recently released on Netflix. All In: The Fight For Democracy; which Cortés co-directed with Liz Garbus and produced with Stacey Abrams, Dan Cogan and Garbus was released by Amazon Studios. Her early career as a music executive was launched at the iconic Def Jam label and Rush Artist Management; she also was VP of A&R at Mercury Records, and founded the Loose Cannon label. Her film productions have received over 70 international awards and nominations. Cortés is a member of the Producers Branch of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Boards of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, ITVS, Yaddo and the Trajal Harrell Dance Company. She is a graduate of Yale University.

@misscortes @allinthefilm @theremixhiphopxfashion #FilmFatales #LisaCortes #DocumentingPolitics #allinthefightfordemocracy #remixhiphopxfashion

Watch 66 Oscar-Nominated-and-Award-Winning Animated Shorts Online, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
11/07/2020
Watch 66 Oscar-Nominated-and-Award-Winning Animated Shorts Online, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

Watch 66 Oscar-Nominated-and-Award-Winning Animated Shorts Online, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

I recently heard someone quip that proposals to cut the Academy Awards are tantamount to suggesting that the NFL trim down the Super Bowl. Certainly for many who would rather watch the former any day of the week, even the play-by-play of technical categories repays attention.

11/06/2020
Documenting Politics

Join Film Fatales on Friday November 6th 2pm PT for a discussion about making documentaries in the political space with filmmakers Alison Klayman (The Brink), Lisa Cortés (All In: The Fight For Democracy), Ramona Diaz (A Thousand Cuts), and Yi Chen (First Vote). Moderated by Amy Adrion (Half the Picture). With politics dominating our newsfeeds and spurring our engagement, join us as we discuss the process, responsibility and motivation of documentary filmmakers whose work highlights the issues and people involved in the political arena. With clashing ideologies driving increased participation in political discourse and heightening tensions in the US and abroad, we’ll talk to filmmakers who bravely tackle hot button issues and document political movements, seeking to enlighten, educate and inspire.

http://ffla110620.eventbrite.com

Meet Film Fatales member Amy Adrion! Amy is a director and writer whose work has screened at the Sundance, SXSW, and Tri...
11/05/2020

Meet Film Fatales member Amy Adrion! Amy is a director and writer whose work has screened at the Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals, been broadcast on STARZ, PBS and MTV, and won numerous awards. Amy will be our moderator at our panel TOMORROW November 6th at 2pm PT, for a discussion on making documentaries in the political space.
RSVP link :http://ffla110620.eventbrite.com

Amy's debut feature, Half The Picture, which celebrates the groundbreaking work of women film directors, had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and won the #WhatNext Award at Sundance Film Festival: London, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Lighthouse Film Festival, and the Impact Award at Through Women's Eyes Film Festival. Half The Picture is at 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was released theatrically in Summer 2018. Amy's short films include her UCLA thesis, Shoegazer, which was Executive Produced by Miranda July and won a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Award, and Surviving 7th Grade, of which the LA WEEKLY wrote "Surviving 7th Grade takes just seven-and-a-half sparkling minutes to initiate us into the secret rituals and self-effacing humor that just might enable a couple of nerdy (yet utterly appealing) pubescent girls to weather a stormy passage through adolescence." Amy's television work includes directing the show Sucks Less with Kevin Smith for MTV/MTVu. Amy is attached to direct the fierce, funny revenge Western, Picante, written by Meg McCarthy and Diana Davis-Dyer, and is in early production on a documentary about a female singer/songwriter and modern day cowgirl cattle rancher in Colorado.

#DocumentingPolitics #DirectingPolitics #FilmmakingInPolitics #FilmFatales

Join Film Fatales TOMORROW November 6th at 2pm PT for a discussion about making documentaries in the political space wit...
11/05/2020

Join Film Fatales TOMORROW November 6th at 2pm PT for a discussion about making documentaries in the political space with Alison Klayman (Director/Producer/Dp, The Brink), Lisa Cortés (Director/Producer, All In: The Fight For Democracy), Ramona Diaz (Director, A Thousand Cuts), and Yi Chen (Director, First Vote). Moderated by Amy Adrion (Director, Half the Picture).

Documenting Politics
The Art of the Possible
Friday, November 6th 2:00pm Pacific Time
RSVP: http://ffla110620.eventbrite.com

With politics dominating our newsfeeds and spurring our engagement, join us as we discuss the process, responsibility and motivation of documentary filmmakers whose work highlights the issues and people involved in the political arena. With clashing ideologies driving increased participation in political discourse and heightening tensions in the US and abroad, we’ll talk to filmmakers who bravely tackle hot button issues and document political movements, seeking to enlighten, educate and inspire.

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Hi ladies! I'm looking for recommendations for an entertainment lawyer, preferably someone who has experience working internationally with co-productions. I'm based in NYC, but open to any recs. Thanks so much!
Looking for a Script Supervisor for a SAG short film shooting Nov 21-22 in Palm Springs. Would love any recs!
You’re Invited! Join us in the ‘virtual’ Zoom Room for the Table Read of THE CHRISTMAS GOAT, an original screenplay byJill Murphy Long Please join SAG actors and professional NYC and Portland actors for the reading of my original screenplay, THE CHRISTMAS GOAT. LOGLINE Every holiday, Adam thinks he has the “best gift ever” for Mom but this year, he will need his family’s help to keep his secret until Christmas. To reserve your ‘virtual’ seat for this holiday comedy, simply register with this link now: https://portlandcc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuduisrTwqHtMCnPyaCw8TgtoBpqxAdEs4 You will automatically receive a Zoom Link for our Table Read THE CHRISTMAS GOAT Wednesday, November 11th Our ‘virtual’ Zoom Room doors will open at 6:55 pm. Table Read begins at 7 PM I think you will recognize many of these SAG and professional Portland actors. Thank you!
Hey Everyone! TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday Oct. 24th) our movie THE ADVENTURES OF WONDERBOY will be screened online at 7pm Central Standard Time on NECATNetwork.org and their film fest. If you need a break from reality and want to have 10 minutes of FUN (stay until after the credits so you don't miss the end scene!) NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! **INCLUSION OF THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IS POSSIBLE!** Please support the movie and help spread the word! Starring Elijah Haney who is on the autism spectrum. :)
Rebuilding the city, enabling reconciliation, and re-establishing democracy are the main goals for the city of Raqqa, the former capital of the Islamic State - Leila Mustapha is determined to accomplish them.
Hey! Is anyone in the group familiar with the registered corporate agent for service of process that's associated with having a corporation? I switched law firms and my lawyer asked me to remove their information, but I'm unclear if you need to switch to your new lawyer or who can be an agent for service process. Thanks for your help!
ISO DP - this Monday 10/12 Hi everyone! My boss is looking for a DP who can do a sit-down interview in Plymouth, Massachusetts (if you know anyone local!). 2 hours. $500/half day Thank you!
It's been 8 years since I started (proudly) producing films for female directors with my company, BURNING BRA PRODUCTIONS with a vow to hire as many female, diverse, LGBTQ+ crew as possible. Here are the numbers for a recent feature film I produced: THE NEVER LIST (Starting our festival circuit now!) The Never List: Crew Numbers: 87% ---Total female identified “Above the line”: 14 out of 16 60% ---Total female identified “Above and Below the line”: 52/86 31%--- Total Diversity/LGBTQ+ identified crew: 26/ 86 67% ---Total Women + Diversity + LGBTQ+ identified crew: 58/86 Big thanks to these visionary women and our communal ACTIONS to be the change we want to see in Hollywood and cinema! Follow us on Instagram: @NeverListMovie
Wave Length Production Grant 2020 https://www.wavelengthproductions.com/about The WAVE Grant is dedicated to helping first-time female and non-binary filmmakers of color tell their own “great f**king story.” Wavelength Productions is committed to cultivating diverse talent and highlighting stories from under-represented communities and individuals. Applications opened on September 7, 2020. To apply, please submit the following by December 1, 2020. For questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Dear Fatales, I hope you can take a lunch break on Monday (Noon-1.30pm PT) and join us for a conversation about my film Skin of Glass. If you have the time, it will be a nice way to learn about my journey to understand my late father through his masterpiece, and see how the film has evolved into a story of Brazil past and present. Filmmaker Ray Telles will moderate the conversation with me and my co-author on a book about my father, architect Francesco Perrotta-Bosch -- who will join from Brazil. Register on the eventbrite page below.
Anyone have a direct connection to Jon Stewart?? I am directing a political AD for a State Senator who has done a ton of work for 9/11 workers EMS etc. Stewart would be a great on-camera endorsement.
Congrats to FF member, Cindy Abel! Her film "Surviving the Silence" has a bi-coastal premier Thursday 9/24 at Out On Film. Please join us online, buy tickets, and support this true story of two women in love who helped change military policy (let's hope forever!)