Brie has been honoree with Crystal Award for Excellence in Film during the Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards presented by Max Mara, Lancôme and Lexus. The event was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel last night. During her speech, she cited a recent USC study that she has also shared on Twitter this week, mentioning that only 2.5% of top film critics are women of color when 20% of US =women of color.
“The talent is there, access and opportunities are not” Brie emphasized the importance of giving press credentials to underrepresented journalists and critics.
Brie also announced Sundance and TIFF initiatives: “[Sundance and Toronto film festivals] are opening up accreditations to women and underrepresented critics and film writers”
Before Brie Larson blasts off into space in Marvel’s forthcoming Captain Marvel, she’ll be taking another intergalactic adventure in the virtual reality series Space Explorers: A New Dawn.
DEADLINE — The Academy Award-winning actress will narrate the first two episodes of the VR series from Felix & Paul Studios. Produced in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus with participation from NASA, Space Explorers made its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
“I am in awe of the NASA astronauts and their incredible commitment to the rigorous training required for their extremely challenging missions,” said Larson in a statement. “Narrating the Space Explorers virtual reality series was a unique opportunity and gave me an intimate appreciation for these real-life superheroes and the sacrifices they make on behalf of our country, the field of space exploration and the scientific community.”
The VR series is an experiential virtual reality series about the new age of space exploration. Viewers witness firsthand the lives of both new and veteran NASA astronauts including Sunita Williams, Jeanette Epps, Victor Glover, Michael Gernhardt and Jessica Meir as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. The series explores (hence the title) the dynamics of camaraderie among space programs around the world and the collaboration between public and private space agencies and highlights the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.
Space Explorers: A New Dawn was directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël and is currently available on the Oculus store.
Women in Film Los Angeles unveiled this year’s honorees for the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. The annual benefit gala, which supports WIF LA’s educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women in the industry, will take place on June 13 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson will be honored with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. During the gala they will also honor President of ABC Entertainment Channing Dungey will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television. Love, Simon star and X-Men‘s Storm Alexandra Shipp will be honored with The Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award. The Grammy Award-winning songwriting and production team NOVA Wav, consisting of Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney, will get the The Women In Film Artistic Excellence Award.
Yesterday (April 23), Brie Larson attended the World Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles alongside Alex Greenwald. The movie hits theaters on April 26. Over 300 high quality pictures were added to our gallery, enjoy!
Marvel chief Kevin Feige talked about Captain Marvel during the red carpet, you can watch below:
Disney Film Facts — Disney has approached Academy Award winner Brie Larson for the title role of the studios long in development live-action fairy tale spinoff Rose Red,
The story is to be set after Snow White takes a bite from the poisonous apple and falls into her “Sleeping Death” towards the end of the original story. This causes Snow White’s sister Rose Red to set off on a journey with the seven dwarfs to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life. The project doesn’t have a director attached at this time, but the studio is currently searching.
Rose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms’ fairy tales in an adventure that had no relation to the more well-known Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale that inspired the classic Disney animated film.
The project started as an original script by Justin Merz (The Boxcar Children), which was envisioned as a stand-alone movie. Screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman, Tomb Raider) came up with a different take described as a “companion piece” that sticks closer to the original animated movie. Kristin Gore (SNL) completed the most recent draft of the script. Tripp Vinson who is producing Disney’s Prince Charming is on board to produce.