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‘CODA’ Director Sian Heder to Be Awarded Alumni Honor at AFI Life Achievement Gala

After sweeping through awards season with her film CODA, Siân Heder is collecting another honor. Heder, who is an alumnus of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal from AFI. Past recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patty Jenkins, Mimi Leder, David Lynch, and Terrence Malick. It […]

Apple to Rerelease Oscar Winner ‘CODA’ in Theaters

After CODA made history with the first Oscar best picture winner for a streaming service, Apple and its Apple TV+ platform are set to rerelease the watershed movie for Deaf representation in theaters from April 1. After also winning the best supporting actor Oscar, for Troy Kotsur, and the best adapted screenplay trophy, for writer-director […]

‘CODA’ Getting Musical Adaptation From Deaf West Theatre, Vendome Pictures and Pathe

Coda, Siân Heder’s triple-Oscar-nominated drama about a hearing person in a deaf family who discovers her singing talent, is getting a musical. CODA producers Vendôme Pictures and Pathé are partnering with Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre to develop a stage musical adaptation of the film, the companies unveiled on Wednesday. The news comes on the […]

John Krasinski, Selma Blair and Marlee Matlin Set for Honors at Media Access Awards

The Media Access Awards has announced the honoree roster for the Nov. 17 virtual event. Hosted by Millicent Simonds and presented in partnership with Easterseals, the ceremony fetes “those individuals, series, and films that have redefined on-screen representation for the disability community, while advancing the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities in Hollywood.” Honorees […]

“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 […]

Sundance Institute to Honor Filmmakers Siân Heder and Questlove With Vanguard Awards

The Sundance Institute has found its newest Vanguards. The nonprofit has announced that Coda filmmaker Siân Heder and Summer of Soul musician-turned-filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson have been selected to each receive a Vanguard Award during a virtual celebration set for Oct. 20. Presented by Acura, the prize has been expanded this year to spotlight a […]