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Not to be left behind in the comic book-to-movie juggernaut, DC Films will build on its own franchise to bring us Birds Of Prey. It’s rumoured that the narrative will focus on Black Canary’s troubled family life. 

Rachel Zegler is Snow White

As we get ready to welcome the next level of MCU story building, Disney reveals more characters to be added to the much-anticipated sequel to Black Panther which starred the late Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero. 

Charlene White WomenOfTheLens

As part of its acknowledgement of the UK’s October Black History Month, ITV programmes a documentary that tries to pinpoint ‘Britishness’ and its application to Black Britons. Empire’s Child will be presented by popular journalist, Charlene White.


BAFTA has revealed that it pledges to improve diversity within its membership after the release of the results of its membership survey. Currently 37% for its members are women, 12.2% are from ‘BAME’ communities, 5.3% are disabled and 9.7% are LGBTQI+. 


“…So many black mixed people like myslef have come out to America becasue the opportunities just weren’t there for us…”

WendyCummins with WomenOfTheLens

Listen to our latest Insight to Industry podcast with Radiate Festival founder Wendy Cummins.

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Movie Promotion Hacks

Movie Promotion Hacks

From script to screen and all inbetween, carefully plan the marketing of your production.  What we’ve witnessed in the independent filmmaking process is that filmmakers forget about the marketing and promotional aspects of filmmaking. They suddenly ‘remember’…maybe,...

Submission Terms & Conditions 2021

Submission Terms & Conditions 2021

By submitting your production via FilmFreeway to Women Of The Lens Film Festival (aka Women Of The Lens or the Festival) you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions: Women Of The Lens Film Festival is not responsible for the streaming quality of online...

‘My Life’ laid bare by Mary J Blige

‘My Life’ laid bare by Mary J Blige

The My Life in the title of the Amazon production is that of Mary J Blige and we meet this Queen as she prepares to perform at the Barclays Centre, New York. The Yonkers native presides on stage wearing her signature thigh-high stilettoed boots, padded-shoulder jacket...

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Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We'll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.

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