Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award — Variety

Judi Dench will be honored with the Golden Icon award at the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress will attend the festival to collect the award and to present her new movie, “Red Joan.” A longstanding star of stage and screen, Dench has appeared in such films as “Victoria & Abdul,” “Philomena” and “Mrs Brown.”…

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Aretha Franklin Sang Her Way Through America’s History. Her Passing Is the End of an Era — TIME

When Aretha Franklin sang, out poured the sun and the moon: Her voice was optimism shaded with occasional sorrow, joy tempered by the understanding that nothing in life can be perfect, but above all it was a sound that both absorbed and radiated light. To hear it is to feel bathed in that light. Franklin…

via Aretha Franklin Sang Her Way Through America’s History. Her Passing Is the End of an Era — TIME

Time’s Up, USC Annenberg Launch Database of Underrepresented Journalists, Critics — Variety

Time’s Up and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on Wednesday said it would be launching a database containing the names of entertainment journalists and critics from underrepresented groups following a recent study that found a lack of racial and gender diversity among film reviewers. The study, published by USC researcher Stacy L. Smith, found that…

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