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“I Discovered This Song in This Whole Other Way”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘CODA’ Creators About Joni Mitchell and More

When deciding what song would complement the climactic moment in her film CODA, director Sian Heder was unsure if her her production should tackle a Joni Mitchell classic. “I was like, ‘God can we take on that song? I don’t know,'” said the filmmaker during a Q&A that followed a THR Presents screening of the […]

‘Coda’ Team Praises On-Set Experience of Groundbreaking Film: “It Was Like Gold”

On Friday night, Bradley Whitford moderated a post-screening panel for his West Wing co-star Marlee Matlin’s latest project, Coda, alongside director Sian Heder and stars Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez and Troy Kotsur. “I love this movie so much,” Whitford gushed. “I love how it turns the whole idea of inclusion, which Hollywood can do a […]

Women in Film Rebrands Crystal + Lucy Awards, Announces Honorees Including Zendaya, Jean Smart

Women in Film is giving a bit of a makeover to its long-running Crystal + Lucy Awards. The Los Angeles-based organization announced today that the annual event will now be called WIF Honors and the first installment will be introduced Oct. 6 at the Academy Museum where three pairs of Hollywood standouts will be honored: […]

‘Hollywood Remixed’: Marlee Matlin on ‘CODA’ and Authentic Deaf Portrayals

Welcome to season two of Hollywood Remixed, The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast about inclusion and representation in entertainment. Each week, host Rebecca Sun (senior editor of diversity and inclusion) explores a type of identity or story that has traditionally been underrepresented or misrepresented in pop culture, revisiting groundbreaking classics and introducing hidden gems in order to […]

Paul Walter Hauser “Ashamed” of Disney Over Lack of Lyrical Captions in ‘Cruella’

Paul Walter Hauser on Wednesday took a sizable swing at Disney and other major studios upon learning from a Hollywood Reporter cover feature focusing on disability representation in Hollywood that Cruella lacked lyrical captions. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin explained to THR how disappointed she was in the theater while watching the ’80s-inspired punk take on […]

“We’re Not Deaf Actors — We’re Actors, Period”: ‘CODA’’s Watershed Moment in Representation

After theaters had reopened following a year-and-a-half blackout, Marlee Matlin returned to the multiplex to watch Disney’s Cruella with her family. Shortly after the film started, she could tell something was wrong. Matlin knew music was a big part of the movie — an ’80s-inspired punk take on the classic Disney villain — and she […]

Oscars: Presenters Will Include All Four of Last Year’s Acting Winners

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern are among those joining the telecast's "ensemble cast."

‘CODA’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Sian Heder's film revolves around the tensions that arise when the sole hearing member of a deaf family discovers she has a talent for singing.

The Memorable Guest Stars of ‘Seinfeld’: Where Are They Now?

In honor of the 30th anniversary of 'Seinfeld's' series premiere July 5, 1989, take a look at what memorable guest stars like Lauren Graham, Kristin Davis, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Molly Shannon, Debra Jo Rupp, Courteney Cox, Kathy Griffin, Brenda Strong and Jon Favreau have been up to since they appeared on the NBC sitcom.

Marlee Matlin to Be Honored at 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (Exclusive)

The New York fest, which encourages inclusion and authentic portrayals in cinema of people with disabilities, will screen the Elisabeth Moss-starrer 'Mad to Be Normal.'

Marlee Matlin Responds to Donald Trump Allegedly Calling Her “Retarded”

"The term is abhorrent and should never be used," says the Oscar-winning actress.

‘Spring Awakening’: Theater Review

The 2007 Tony winner for best musical returns to Broadway in this hit production from Los Angeles' Deaf West Theatre, using ASL to heighten adolescent unease.