The Lincoln Center in New York will highlight 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers to explore the perspectives of women behind the camera. Only 4 percent of cinematography society members are women.
The film, which opens Aug. 15, is an extreme rarity – the first movie from a major Hollywood studio with Asian-Americans at its center since “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993. According to a study released by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 4.8 percent of speaking characters in Hollywood films in 2017 were Asian.
Facing declining viewership, the Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences has created a popular film award category. The move led questions over the category well-reviewed blockbusters such as "Black Panther" would fall under.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' and 'RBG' made unlikely box office stars of their subjects. The two documentaries serve as reminders to be kind and helpful – a message that is missing from the news, those behind the film said.
Hollywood raked in $280 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada, roughly double what it made the same weekend last year. The largest factor: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" roaring past bad reviews to open with $150 million.