Women in Film Daily: Regina King signs first-look deal at Netflix, Anjelica Huston praises Woody Allen, Amy Pascal moves to Sony

May 2, 2019

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Regina King inks first-look deal at Netflix: First things first, actress-writer-director-producer Regina King (and her production company, Royal Ties) signed a first-look deal with Netflix today. King—who won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars this year for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk" has previously directed episodes of TV shows like "This Is Us" and "Insecure." [Deadline]

 

Trailer drops for Alice Furtado's 'Sick Sick Sick': The trailer for Brazilian director Alice Furtado's feature debut—set to premiere at Cannes in the Director's Fortnight section—is up on IndieWire as of today. According to a press release, the film's plot centers around an intense relationship between two young classmates, one of whom suffers from a serious illness." [IndieWire]

 

Anjelica Huston praises Woody Allen, disses #MeToo: Let's just get this one out of the way… In an interview, the beloved actress stated she would work with Woody Allen again "in a second." I hate it as much as you do, folks. [Vulture]

 

Amy Pascal moves to Universal: Veteran producer Amy Pascal—who spent nearly 20 years at Sony before departing and launching her own production shingle in 2015—will be moving to Universal. Pascal's recent box-office successes include "Molly's Game" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse." [Deadline]

 

Lucy Liu gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: In much better news, the delightful Lucy Liu got her much-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she used the opportunity to call for more diversity in the industry, name-checking pioneers like Anna May Wong and Bruce Lee. "I've learned the specific things that made me feel like an outsider were actually the biggest contributors to my success," she stated. [Variety]

 

Gravitas picks up 'L.A. Rising' featuring Rosario Dawson: Gravitas Pictures secured the rights to "L.A. Rising," the debut documentary from director Nana Ghana. The film—which will delve into the lives of real women living in Los Angeles—will feature narration from Rosario Dawson in the form of original poems. [Deadline]

 

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