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Nazanin Boniadi Makes Plea to Creative Community to Support Iranian Activists in Fight for Freedom: “I Can’t Help but Feel the Urgency”

The first time Nazanin Boniadi attended a protest in her native Tehran, Iran, she wasn’t yet born. “I was in my mother’s uterus,” explained the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power star while delivering the keynote Wednesday during the Academy Women’s Luncheon presented by Chanel. “She was 19 and bravely joined the tens […]

Quinta Brunson, Olivia Wilde, Gina Prince-Bythewood Among Those Celebrated at WIF Honors

Women in Film, Los Angeles honored a starry group of women in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, with honorees including Quinta Brunson, The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Don’t Worry Darling star-director Olivia Wilde and writer Katie Silberman and the She Said team. Michaela Coel was also recognized with the Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award and […]

Viola Davis, Luca Guadagnino and Rian Johnson Among Honorees at Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards

The Hamilton watches team is finalizing the honorees and presenters program for the upcoming 12th Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards presented by Los Angeles Confidential magazine. Set for Nov. 5 at the Avalon Hollywood and hosted by comedian Fortune Feimster, the ceremony will honor creatives and talent from such films as The Woman King, The Fabelmans, […]

‘Woman King’ Box Office: The Secret Behind Its Success (and Why You Shouldn’t Rule Out a Sequel)

The competition between Hollywood studios is fierce and sharp as a spear. On the opening weekend of most films, rival executives are quick to judge (and snipe). That wasn’t so in the case of The Woman King, a Black female-led epic action-adventure that opened to a better-than-expected $19.1 million over the Sept. 16-18 weekend at […]

Quinta Brunson, Olivia Wilde to be Honored by Women in Film Los Angeles

Women in Film, Los Angeles has announced 2022’s honorees for its annual gala, this year celebrating Quinta Brunson, The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde and writer Katie Silberman. The WIF Honors, which will take place on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton, will see the Crystal Award for […]

Viola Davis Talks Awards Recognition at TIFF: “You Gotta Go Back to Work”

Viola Davis and Gina Prince-Bythewood were in conversation at the TIFF Bell Lightbox the afternoon after the world premiere of their movie The Woman King. Before talking about the historical epic, which took seven years to get made, Prince-Bythewood discussed how difficult it was to get another project greenlit: her first feature Love and Basketball. […]

‘The Woman King’ Review: Viola Davis Transforms in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Rousing Action Epic

The Academy Award-winning actress stars alongside Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim and John Boyega in a feature inspired by an all-women warrior unit in pre-colonial Benin.

Viola Davis and Gina Prince-Bythewood on the Battle to Get ‘The Woman King’ Made

The first time Gina Prince-Bythewood and Viola Davis met about The Woman King, in the offices of Davis’ production company in the spring of 2020, the filmmaker broke one of the rules of her trade. “As I started talking about my connection to the material, I lost it,” Prince-Bythewood says. “There’s no crying in directing. […]

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Kasi Lemmons on Filming ‘Women of the Movement’: “It Was a Collective Mourning and a Collective Fight”

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Kasi Lemmons have had remarkably entwined careers as filmmakers. Both broke out with acclaimed debut features near the end of the 20th century: Love & Basketball (2000) and Eve’s Bayou (1997), respectively. Today, they’re both hard at work on their upcoming sixth movies, the former with The Woman King and the latter […]

John Boyega Joins Viola Davis in Historical Drama ‘The Woman King’ (Exclusive)

John Boyega has joined Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu in The Woman King, a historical epic from TriStar Pictures. Gina Prince-Bythewood, who most recently directed Netflix’s sci-fi actioner The Old Guard, is on board to helm the feature that also has No Time to Die actress Lashana Lynch on the roll call. Per the studio, […]

Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: “You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open”

In a frank discussion with fellow filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood, the 'One Night in Miami' director — who has been thrust into the awards conversation a year after claiming her best supporting actress Oscar opens up about ambition, success and how best to use her megaphone.

Awkwafina, Rachel Brosnahan, Rashida Jones to Be Honored at N.Y. Women in Film & TV Muse Awards (Exclusive)

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tony-winning actress Ali Stroker and N.Y. Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey will also be recognized at the virtual event in December.