The director of “Selma” and Netflix documentary “13th,” who was honored for her work Friday with #1000BlackGirlBooks, was presented by her team of five reps — all powerful women. “What we put on screen is widely, monumentally important. But the way we go about our work is also important,” said DuVernay. “For me, that includes representation and our representatives who speak for us in the industry. Those women have a struggle in a male-dominated industry.
Mariah Carey spoke about career sexism, racism and motherhood at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “I was 18 years old when I got my first record deal,” she said. “A lot of very powerful men controlled my career — what I wore, who I worked with, and every aspect of my overall [...]
Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan talked about the impact of visiting a children’s cancer center in Atlanta on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women event presented by Lifetime. The singer was recognized for her philanthropic work with Little Kids Rock, a national organization providing music material for public schools. She went on to acknowledge Disney-ABC executive [...]
Disney-ABC executive Dana Walden expressed the significance of women in leadership roles and her commitment to helping fund cancer research in her speech at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “It’s impossible to overstate the importance to young women how important it is to see female leaders,” Walden said. Popular on Variety
Adam Driver plays a husband going through a divorce in “Marriage Story,” while Charlize Theron steps into the shoes of former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly during the Roger Ailes scandal in “Bombshell.” During their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, Theron talked about the moment she saw herself transform into Kelly on set and […]
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Tom Hanks and Renée Zellweger both take on the roles of remarkable real-life people in their biopics this year; Hanks as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and Zellweger as Judy Garland in “Judy.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two talked about the responsibility of playing actual people […]