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Star Sightings: Goldie Hawn & Derek Hough Get Dancing, Janet Jackson Experiences 'Magic Mike' & More!

19 October 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's time to break out those dancing shoes!

Goldie Hawn and Derek Hough were among the celebs on hand for the grand opening of Just Dance Los Angeles on Oct. 11. The duo posed with Dancing With the Stars alum Julz Tocker on the red carpet, and other famous faces in attendance included another DWTS pro, Sharna Burgess, as well as Haley Reinhart, Lady Victoria Hervey, Big Time Rush's James Maslow and Alfonso Ribiero.

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Janet Jackson was also dancing in the aisles, but for a very different reason -- she spent a night off from her State of the World Tour by taking in a performance of Magic Mike Live at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Oct. 13.

Photo: Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

Pics: Rock Out With These Stars on Tour

Aaron Paul was also in Sin City that same night. He celebrated his grandmother’s 90th birthday with family, including his pregnant »

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Mando

19 October 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Michael Mando is an actor, writer, and director who was born in Quebec City on July 13, 1981. Although he has a background in classical and contemporary theater, he has also established a successful career in film and television. He is particularly well-known for playing Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Vargo in the television series ‘Better Call Saul’ and for the role of Victor ‘Vic’ Schmidt in ‘Orphan Black’, a science-fiction thriller series. It has now been announced that he is joining the cast of ‘Hummingbird’ directed by Kim Nguyen. In this drama film, he will be acting alongside Salma Hayek, Alexander Skarsgard,

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Mando »

- Nat Berman

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Morelia: Toons Bookend 15th Annual Morelia International Film Festival

18 October 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Animation pics are bookending the Morelia International Film Festival for the first time in its 15-year history. Pixar Animation Studios’ latest opus, “Coco,” no less, receives its world premiere in Morelia on opening night, October 20, while Carlos Carrera’s “Ana & Bruno” marks its Latin American premiere when it wraps the fest on October 28.

Set in Mexico and against the country’s most important annual event, the Day of the Dead, “Coco” is an apt choice as Morelia and the nearby lakeside village of Patzcuaro are particularly renowned for their Day of the Dead festivities. Since the festival usually ends close to the eve of the holiday, some guests have stayed on to witness the pageantry.

Snagging the world premiere of Pixar’s latest animated feature began some two years ago when festival director Daniela Michel met Pixar Chief Creative officer John Lasseter at the Lumière Festival in Lyon where Lasseter told her that Pixar’s next project »

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amfAR Raises More Than $2 Million At Eighth Annual Los Angeles Gala

17 October 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Tom Hanks, James Corden, Diane Sawyer, Heidi Klum, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Sophia Bush, Dermot Mulroney, Dita Von Teese, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at Ron Burkle’s Historic Green Acres Estate for the eighth annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles.

The event paid tribute to Academy Award-winning actress, Julia Roberts, in recognition of her profound commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes. The gala, presented by Harry Winston, M•A•C Viva Glam, and Amtd Group, raised over $2 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs.

Cheyenne Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield, Victoria Justice, Busy Philipps, Julianne Nicholson, Ryan Murphy, Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe, Maria Cuomo Cole, Selita Ebanks, Bethenny Frankel, Ashley Greene, Connie Britton, Colton Haynes, Jeff Leatham, Patricia Bonaldi, Sistine Stallone, Daniel Levy, Viktor Luna, Mia Maestro, Angela Missoni, Ongina, and others were also in attendance. »

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‘Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando Joins Jesse Eisenberg In ‘The Hummingbird Project’

16 October 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Mando, currently part of the main cast for AMC’s Better Call Saul, has been cast in Kim Nguyen’s drama, The Hummingbird Project, along with previously announced Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek, and Alexander Skarsgard. The film follows New York native cousin, Vincent and Anton, who are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, with a dream to build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. Nguyen… »

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Ashley Judd To Receive Wmc Speaking Truth To Power Award

16 October 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The Women’s Media Center will honor Ashley Judd with the Wmc Speaking Truth to Power Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at Capitale in New York City.

Judd joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. Maya L. Harris, lawyer, MSNBC analyst, senior policy adviser to the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and former board co-chair of the Women’s Media Center, will host this event for the first time.

Judd was the first actor to be a named source, and to share her story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, which Judd did in The New York Times investigative report.

Judd is chair of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, which raises awareness about the scope and toxic impact of online harassment and its costs to women’s civic and political participation.

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Ashley Judd to Receive Honor from Women’s Media Center

13 October 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Judd: Wmc press release

Ashley Judd has been using her voice to combat sexism in the film industry for years, and now the Women’s Media Center is recognizing the two-time Golden Globe-nominated actress for doing just that. Wmc will honor Judd with their Speaking Truth to Power Award at their upcoming awards ceremony, set to be held October 26 in New York City. A press release announced the news.

The “Twin Peaks” star made headlines this week as the first actor to be a named source and share her harrowing experience with Harvey Weinstein in what’s become international news. But Judd has been taking on misogynist bullies for a long time. She’s the “chair of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, which raises awareness about the scope and toxic impact of online harassment and its costs to women’s civic and political participation,” the press release notes. And she’s been “working for social justice internationally — through NGOs, grassroots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies — since 2004.”

“It’s crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,“ said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of the Women’s Media Center. “I would like to pay tribute to my friend Ashley Judd, who travels the world encouraging women and girls to tell the truth about being prostituted and sex trafficked, and who now has led global truth-telling in the most powerful way — by example.”

Judd’s acting credits include “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Kiss the Girls.” She most recently starred in the sex trafficking drama “Trafficked.”

Other 2017 Wmc honorees include “Grace and Frankie” star Jane Fonda — who co-founded Wmc — and broadcast journalist María Elena Salinas. Oscar nominee Salma Hayek, late-night host Samantha Bee, and “A United Kingdom” director Amma Asante are among Wmc’s previous honorees.

Ashley Judd to Receive Honor from Women’s Media Center was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Oliver Stone Accused of Sexual Harassment After Defending Harvey Weinstein

13 October 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oliver Stone has been accused of sexual harassment by actress and model Carrie Stevens. Stevens revealed in a Twitter post that Stone groped her while walking out of a party, and the revelation was a response to Stone’s own comments defending Harvey Weinstein against many sexual harassment allegations.

When I heard about Harvey, I recalled Oliver walking past me & grabbing my boob as he walked out the front door of a party. Two of a kind!

Carrie Stevens (@CarrieStevensXO) October 13, 2017

Stone was asked to weigh in on the Weinstein scandal during a panel at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, to which he responded: “I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through, either.” He continued by saying the right thing to do would be to “wait and see” whether or not the many accusations »

- Zack Sharf

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Beyoncé Releases New Music Video for 'Freedom' in Celebration of International Day of the Girl

11 October 2017 5:57 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Beyoncé is a queen, and she's using her power to help.

On Wednesday, the International Day of the Girl, the singer posted a video on her Facebook page, partnering with Salma Hayek's Chime for Change initiative and The Global Goals to produce the clip.

In the video, an international group of young girls fiercely lip sync to Bey's 2016 song "Freedom" as startling statistics about the world's female population are displayed on screen: 71% of human trafficking victims are girls, while 130 million girls are out of school. 

Freedom - International Day of the Girl

Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day. Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl

Posted by Beyoncé on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

To help fight the causes listed in the video, visit The Global Goals' #FreedomForGirls page here to support one of the many organizations working to help young »

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Beyoncé Releases New Music Video for 'Freedom' in Celebration of International Day of the Girl

11 October 2017 5:57 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Beyoncé is a queen, and she's using her power to help.

On Wednesday, the International Day of the Girl, the singer posted a video on her Facebook page, partnering with Salma Hayek's Chime for Change initiative and The Global Goals to produce the clip.

In the video, an international group of young girls fiercely lip sync to Bey's 2016 song "Freedom" as startling statistics about the world's female population are displayed on screen: 71% of human trafficking victims are girls, while 130 million girls are out of school. 

Freedom - International Day of the Girl

Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day. Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl

Posted by Beyoncé on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

To help fight the causes listed in the video, visit The Global Goals' #FreedomForGirls page here to support one of the many organizations working to help young »

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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

9 October 2017 7:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that? »

- Heather Wixson

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Alfonso Cuaron Launches Mexico Rises Campaign for Earthquake Relief

6 October 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Alfonso Cuaron has launched a multi-platform campaign called Mexico Rises, to provide urgent relief to communities in Mexico impacted by the massive Sept. 19 earthquake.

The fund was created with backing from Cuaron’s production company, Esperanto Filmoj. Anonymous Content and Participant Media are providing support to the initiative through the GlobalGiving organization.

“The devastating earthquakes in Mexico have elicited a deeply moving response from the Mexican people,” he said. “In the history of our community, we have never been so informed, united, and connected as we are right now. Citizens have taken this matter into their own hands and have selflessly and tirelessly worked together to come to the aid of their neighbors. Following their inspiring lead, I’m compelled to take action and join them to help begin the reconstruction of our beautiful country as it starts to recover from these tragic events.”

Cuaron won an Academy Award for directing “Gravity.” His »

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9 Emerging Latino Artists Millennials Can’t Get Enough Of

5 October 2017 5:06 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With more than 233 million Instagram followers combined, these Latino entertainers are cementing their names in Hollywood.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Et is paying tribute to this special group of actors and singers, who are not only enriching the creative arts, but also paying it forward. 

Related: 9 Inspiring Latino Designers Slaying the Fashion World

Cardi B

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The 24-year-old rapper -- whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar -- is currently dominating the music charts with her debut single, "Bodak Yellow," which recently reached number one on the Us Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born and raised in the Bronx, Cardi B's mother hails from Trinidad and her father is Dominican. In 2015, she joined the cast of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: New York for two seasons before leaving the reality show to focus on her music.

Now, Cardi B is slaying the hip hop and social media game (she has 10.7 million followers on Instagram) and is »

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Andrea Riseborough, Richard Gere to Be Honored at Scad Savannah Film Festival; Lineup Announced

5 October 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Savannah College of Art and Design has announced the honorees and film lineup for the 20th Scad Savannah Film Festival.

This year’s 13 honorees are Richard Gere (Lifetime Achievement Award), Zoey Deutch (Rising Star Award), Mariska Hargitay (Humanitarian Award), Ashley Judd (Virtuoso Award), Kyra Sedgwick (Spotlight Award), Andrea Riseborough (Outstanding Supporting Actress Award for “Battle of the Sexes”), and Willow Shields (Rising Star Award), joining previously announced honorees John Boyega, Salma Hayek Pinault, Holly Hunter, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Sorkin and Patrick Stewart.

The Georgia festival will begin with the opening night gala screening of Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” and the festival’s centerpiece gala screening will feature Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

The Scad Savannah Film Festival highlights films it considers to be awards contenders. The 17 films with Gala Screenings in this year’s festival include “I, Tonya,” “The Shape of Water,” “Downsizing,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. »

- Matt Fernandez

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Michelle Williams Let Her Best Friend Busy Philipps Drunk-Dye Her Hair Pink

5 October 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams are one of the most tight-knit duos in Hollywood, and they took their Bff fun to Paris Fashion Week, where they took a break from all the runway glamour and A-list parties to pop open a bottle of white wine and do what best friends do best: dye each other’s hair.

All the fun went down Wednesday on Philipps’ Instagram story, when the Freaks and Geeks actress lost her hairbrush and needed something fun to do with her friend as a distraction.

“We’re gonna dye her hair pink. What do you think? Is this a good idea? »

- Kaitlyn Frey

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Women's Media Center Announces Honorees For 2017 Women's Media Awards

4 October 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The Women’s Media Center announces their host and honorees for the 2017 Women’s Media Awards, to be held on October 26, at Capitale in New York City.

They will be giving awards to Maria Hinojosa, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas, and Gail Tifford, and also recognizing the film “Hidden Figures.” And they will be celebrating the landmark 80th birthday of their co-founder Jane Fonda.

Maya L. Harris, lawyer, MSNBC analyst, senior policy adviser to the 2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, and former board co-chair of the Women’s Media Center, will host this event for the first time.

“Women’s Media Awards recognize and honor game-changers for women in media. By deciding who gets to talk, what creates debate, who writes, and what is made visible, media shape our understanding of who we are and what we can become. We are grateful for these 2017 awardees who are creating a better future, »

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Brooke Shields Reveals the Cringeworthy Pickup Line President Trump Used to Try to Score Himself a Date

3 October 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brooke Shields once rejected President Donald Trump after he used a cringe-worthy pickup line on her.

The actress, 52, recounted denying Trump a date nearly two decades ago during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Tuesday.

“I was on location doing a movie and he called me right after he gotten a divorce,” Shields told Cohen.

“And he said, ‘I really think we should date because you’re America’s sweetheart and I’m America’s richest man and the people would love it,” Shields said, adding that it was after Trump legally separated from second wife, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Salma Hayek Goes Blonde--and We Love It

3 October 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español. 

Never one to shy away from trying a new look, Salma Hayek showed off a new blonde ‘do during Paris Fashion Week, after having swapped her dark hair for a pink shoulder-length wig earlier this year.

The stunning Beatriz at Dinner star shared her new mane on Instagram, captioning four-pictures, “The process,” to demonstrate her step-by-step transformation. In the second slide, it becomes clear that Hayek is using a wig again à-la-Kylie to temporarily rock the blonde-bombshell look. The end result is so realistic few would have spotted the hairpiece. »

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Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi on Celebrating a “Badass Butch” in “Chavela”

2 October 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Chavela”: Alicia Perez-­Duarte/Courtesy of Music Box Films

Catherine Gund is an Emmy-nominated producer, director, writer, and activist. Her media work focuses on strategic and sustainable social transformation, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, and the environment. Her films — which include “Dispatches from Cleveland,” “Born to Fly,” and “What’s On Your Plate?” — have screened around the world in festivals, theaters, museums, and schools, and on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the Sundance Channel. She is the Founder and Director of Aubin Pictures.

Daresha Kyi is an award-winning filmmaker and television producer with over 25 years in the business. A graduate of Nyu Film School, she won a full fellowship from TriStar Pictures to attend the Directors Program at The American Film Institute (AFI) based on her multiple award-winning short film “Land Where My Fathers Died,” which she wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in with Isaiah Washington. She recently served as executive producer of the award-winning short “Thugs, The Musical.”

Chavela” opens October 4 in NYC, and October 6 in La and San Francisco.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

CG: Chavela’s voice and her singular magic transcends space and time, wrenching our souls, tapping into our deepest grief, and our most radiant immortalizing love. She was a badass butch who lived for nearly a century, firmly weaving her own story into the ancestral lines of Latin folks, queers, and women from across the generations who are living today.

Dk: “Chavela” is a loving depiction of a badass outsider who dared to stand in her truth at a time when it wasn’t just unpopular, but downright dangerous to be an out, proud lesbian. She sang from the depths of her soul and moved audiences to tears with the raw power of her emotions. This trailblazing rebel defied the social norms and lived life as if it were a rollercoaster ride — soaring to great heights, and plunging into profound chasms — and turned it all into art.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

CG: When my best friend, who was Chicano, died of AIDS in 1990, I fled to Mexico and was introduced to Chavela Vargas’ songs by my new friends who revered her. They saw my video camera, my constant companion, as I captured her concerts in a small hall, and they were determined to interview her.

She invited us to her home in Ahuatepec. The resulting footage sat in my closet in a box for over 20 years. I realize now that Chavela had to finish writing her story so that this film could tell it.

Her music moved me in 1991 and her music moves me today. But her soul and her choices in life are what truly rattle my core, reminding me constantly to live my one life as honestly and fiercely as I possibly can.

Dk: I love stories about underdogs who triumph against all odds. Chavela started her career as a homeless runaway who sang on the streets of Mexico City to survive and went on to win a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, sell out Carnegie Hall, and serve as a muse to Pedro Almodóvar. It doesn’t get more inspiring than that!

W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?

CG: I want people to feel love, honestly. I want them to feel like difference is positive, enriching, and generative. I want them to believe in themselves and all of those around them. I want them to know that we each have something to contribute.

Chavela motivates those of us who discover her to fuel our own desires, to transform ourselves into our most honest, brave, and emotional selves.

I want viewers to choose Chavela’s songs when they’re picking the soundtrack of their lives because she transcends and creates empathy, and there will only be justice when there is empathy.

Dk: I hope people walk away knowing that it’s never too late to achieve their dreams and that they feel inspired to stand even more firmly in their individual truths, whatever they may be.

W&H: What was the biggest challenge in making the film?

CG: There was so little that got in our way. Chavela blessed this project from day one, 26 years ago. I believe Chavela felt comfortable, different, and engaged by the circle of young lesbians who carried on that conversation with her while I filmed in 1991. She had a reputation for being blunt and cranky, but to us, she expressed her magic, her spirituality, her truth as she spoke about feminism, identity, aging, and love.

Her generosity, brilliance, and candor stuck with me through to the end of the filmmaking process. In fact, I feel like she kept appearing: guiding, sometimes dictating, laughing, promising, consoling, saving me again and again. Full gratitude and recognition to Chavela for making this film with me!

Dk: In terms of the creative process, Chavela lived such a full, fascinating life and accomplished so much that it was challenging to decide which aspects of her story should be left out of the film. For example, we were convinced from the very beginning that her participation in the movie “Frida” with Salma Hayek would be a crucial element in the film, but we wound up discarding it completely.

This process of “killing our babies” was sometimes painful, but since the film is 90 minutes long and Chavela lived to be 93 years old there was no way we could focus on every aspect of her life. Once we decided to make a 12-year jump from her triumph at Bellas Artes in Mexico to her being confined to a wheelchair, it made the entire process easier. In hindsight I think it was a wise choice because by that time we had firmly established how solitary and fiercely independent she was which made the impact of her forced immobility even stronger for our viewers.

W&H: How did you get your film funded? Share some insights into how you got the film made.

CG: I wish there were a more promising answer, a more sustainable road towards making docs that matter, but as usual, we ground out the foundation with grant applications. We received grants from, among others, the Nea, Women and Film, and Frameline.

We also were blessed with angels early on, executive producers Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. Their seed investment was pivotal. We have co-producers and individual donors.

We opted not to do Kickstarter this time — although I did that for “Born to Fly” — because although it was excellent for community building, the funding-to-time ratio was out of balance.

W&H: What’s the best and worst advice you’ve received?

Dk: The best feedback we received came from our composer, Gil Talmi, who saw an early rough cut and said that he was moved by the way we presented the light and dark aspects of Chavela’s persona and story without judgment. Those words solidified something we’d be striving to do somewhat unconsciously and became a guiding principle.

W&H: What advice do you have for other female directors?

CG: Find a nugget that you don’t totally understand. Let the tiny fascination grow with your work and your collaborations. Discover something new so that you can share the power of revelation with your viewers. If it doesn’t interest you, it won’t interest anyone else either. Stick with it.

Find mentors. Work with people who’ve done the work before and never stop yourself from imagining bigger than they do. Without the confines of convention and tradition and reality, your vision will be creative and persistent and beautiful.

If you find any old footage pre-2000, anything shot before we all carried video cameras in our pockets, see what you can do with it — where you can take it, and where it can take you. Cinema is not a very old art form in the scheme of things and there is so much left to be made of it, in form and structure, but also in terms of content and understanding the power of the image and the power of representation.

Dk: Trust your instincts and surround yourself with people with similar aesthetic sensibilities who understand and support your vision. Also, hire as many women as possible! We have to support each other in this male-dominated industry.

W&H: Name your favorite woman-directed film and why.

CG: My favorite woman-directed film is still Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust,” because she invented a form. With that film, Julie generously released into the film world her creativity and vision. She moved us further away from enumeration of dominant facts or chronology and towards a magical dimension where we are all freer to participate, understand, communicate, and revel in our humanity.

Dk: I love different films for different reasons and find it almost impossible to narrow it down to just one! However, there are two films that stand out in my memory, Mira Nair’s “Kama Sutra,” which I loved for the depth of sensuality it captures and Kasi Lemmon’s “Eve’s Bayou,” whose mystical portrayal of a section of black life that is rarely seen I found very inspiring.

W&H: There have been significant conversations over the last couple of years about increasing the amount of opportunities for women directors yet the numbers have not increased. Are you optimistic about the possibilities for change? Share any thoughts you might have on this topic.

CG: “Daughters of the Dust” was the very first film directed by an African American woman to be inducted into the National Film Registry — and that was not until 2003. Fewer than six percent of the films in the Registry are by women.

We need to stop worrying about playing by the rules and nurture women through every step of being able to tell our own stories. When women tell our stories, when we express our truths, the world will break open. We’re not there yet, but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

Dk: As Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” It is up to women to drive the change we need within the industry. As they climb the ladder of success, women in positions of power simply must bring other women along for the journey by mentoring and — even more importantly — employing them.

I am particularly inspired by women like Ava DuVernay, who seems hell-bent on creating as many opportunities for other women directors as possible. In the fight for equal representation and equal pay we must agitate, agitate, agitate!

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Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi on Celebrating a “Badass Butch” in “Chavela” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Salma Hayek, Naomi Campbell and Lenny Kravitz Are Paris Fashion Week Friendship Goals

29 September 2017 5:53 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Paris Fashion Week is clearly the place to be. 

On Friday, Salma Hayek shared a selfie with Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell at the Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris. All three look so cool and glam, it's giving us #FriendshipGoals.

Kravitz and Campbell took a seperate pic together too, with Campbell joking in the caption, "#Spotted @ysl Are the Cranes back together again ??" The Cranes refer to their characters, Roland and Rose Crane on the Fox series, Star.

Hayek also shared a solo shot in front of artwork at the opening of the Yves Saint Laurent museum, looking chic in an all black ensemble and big choker with diamond accents.

Related: Salma Hayek Shares Adorable Throwback Video for Her Daughter's 10th Birthday

For more on the stylish star, watch the video below! »

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