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Percentage of Films Featuring Female Protagonists Increased in 2019: Study

The percentage of films featuring female protagonists jumped from 31 percent in 2018 to 40 percent in 2019, which is a recent historic high, according to the "It's a Man's (Celluloid) World" study…

Golden Globes Snubs: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Two Popes’ Shut Out

Films and TV shows snubbed at the 2020 Golden Globes include 'The Irishman,' 'The Two Popes,' 'Unbelievable,' 'The Morning Show,' 'Barry,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'Killing…

‘Harriet’: The Real-Life Inspirations Behind the Characters

'Harriet' follows Harriet Tubman as she escapes slavery and goes on to lead the Underground Railroad. How accurate are the characters to real life?

Golden Globes: Cynthia Erivo “Proud” of Double Nomination for ‘Harriet’

'Harriet' star Cynthia Erivo, a first-time nominee, was nominated for both lead actress in a drama and original song for the 2020 Golden Globes.

Golden Globes: Quentin Tarantino, Cynthia Erivo Among Double Nominees

Quentin Tarantino, Cynthia Erivo and Bong Joon Ho are among the double nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes.

Box Office Milestone: ‘Harriet’ Crosses $40 Million in the U.S.

Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons' 'Harriet' on Friday crossed $40 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office, a major feat for a specialty biographical drama.

‘Harriet’ Writer-Director Kasi Lemmons on Cynthia Erivo Casting, “Bearing the Culture of Harriet Tubman”

'Harriet' writer and director Kasi Lemmons joined The Hollywood Reporter's Writer Roundtable to discuss the controversy around Cynthia Erivo casting, bearing the culture of Harriet Tubman…

‘Harriet’ Producer Debra Martin Chase on Her 7-Year Fight to Get the Film Made: “As Hollywood Changes, the World Changed”

Charlize Theron, Peter Chernin, David Heyman, Dan Lin and Emma Tillinger Koskoff joined Debra Martin Chase for The Hollywood Reporter's annual Oscar Producer Roundtable.

“Strap on Your Flak Jacket and Lean Into It”: Charlize Theron, Peter Chernin and the Producer Roundtable

Charlize Theron, Peter Chernin, David Heyman, Dan Lin, Debra Martin Chase and Emma Tillinger Koskoff shared plenty of trade secrets of working with demanding directors, remaining agile in an…

‘Harriet’ Screenwriter Reveals Studio Exec Once Suggested Julia Roberts to Play Harriet Tubman

A Hollywood studio executive once allegedly suggested Julia Roberts play the role of Harriet Tubman for the long-gestating biopic 'Harriet,' according to the film's screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Are ‘Harriet’ and Slavery Films Good for African Americans?

Important movies like 'Harriet' are vital to correct the misperceptions many have about the shameful practice but "risk defining African American participation in U.S. history primarily as victims,"…

AFI Indie Contenders Panel Touts Small-Budget Stories: “When Studios Backed Out of the $20M Range, Thank God Indies Were There”

Held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the AFI Indie Contenders panel featured eight performers in standout independent films of the past year, including Sterling K. Brown ('Waves'), Alfre Woodard…