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Stephanie Allain Inks Overall Deal With HBO, Warner Bros. TV

History-making producer Stephanie Allain is expanding her relationship with Warner Media. Allain, who in 2020 became the first Black woman to produce the Oscars, has renewed her first-look deal with Warner Bros. TV and added HBO to the pact. Under the multiple-year deal, the partnership will see Allain and her Homegrown Pictures banner led by […]

Women in Film Launches Shorts Lab in Partnership With Google, Jury Members Including Lake Bell

Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) has partnered with Google to expand opportunities for women and nonbinary filmmakers by launching the WIF Shorts Lab. Sponsored by Google, the program will provide three filmmaking teams with the funds and support to produce a short film. In doing so, emerging writers, directors, creative producers and line producers […]

UTA Names Two New Partners

UTA has promoted agents Chelsea McKinnies and Emerson Davis to become partners at the Hollywood talent agency.

As Hollywood Takes Action Amid Protests, Words Alone Are “Not Going to Cut It”

As Hollywood signals it will work to combat racial injustice, companies scramble to roll out concrete plans beyond donations — and expectations: "We are quite accustomed to seeing liberal individuals align themselves with movements."

Harassment in Hollywood: 5 Female Industry Forces Brainstorm How to “Change the Culture”

As the industry reels from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, THR gathered top-ranking producers, showrunners and execs — Sue Naegle, Krista Vernoff, Terry Press, Stephanie Allain and Mara Brock Akil — for a no-B.S. brainstorm on anger, survival and, most important, solutions: "Hire based on talent and fairness and create work environments where people can actually do their best."

L.A. Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain Exits as Jennifer Cochis Takes Over the Reins

Cochis has been serving as the fest's creative director.

Ricardo de Montreuil’s ‘Lowriders’ to Open LA Film Festival

Ryan Coogler will serve as guest director and Ava DuVernay will be honored with the Spirit of Independence Award.

Working in Hollywood When You’re Not White: Three Players Reveal All

"The system works to my disadvantage for no other reason than that I am a person of color." So says 'Dear White People' writer-director Justin Simien, who, along with veteran producer Stephanie Allain and 'Master of None' showrunner Alan Yang, let THR in on their heartfelt, sometimes funny dialogue (and why the word "minority" is "the worst word").

Obamas’ First Date to Become Film ‘Southside With You’

Tika Sumpter will play the future first lady, while no actor has yet been cast as the president