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‘Shadow Force’: ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney Will Helm Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown Action-Drama

‘Shadow Force’: ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney Will Helm Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown Action-Drama
Victoria Mahoney, the second unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is set to helm the upcoming flick Shadow Force. The Lionsgate action-drama starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown follows an estranged husband and wife who find themselves on the run from their former shadow ops unit. Leon Chills (Spinning Out) and Joe Carnahan (Narc) wrote the […]

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Victoria Mahoney to Direct ‘Shadow Force’ Starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown

Victoria Mahoney to Direct ‘Shadow Force’ Starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown
Victoria Mahoney is set to direct “Shadow Force,” an action-drama starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown, for Lionsgate.

Mahoney previously served as a second unit director on “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” making her the first woman ever to hold a directing credit on a “Star Wars” movie.

“Shadow Force” follows an estranged husband and wife (portrayed by Washington and Brown) with a bounty on their heads. They are forced to go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer — a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them. Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan wrote the screenplay.

“Victoria is one of the most impressive and in-demand directors working today,” Erin Westerman, president of production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “Like with all of her work, she will bring iconic action, warmth, style, and gravitas to ‘Shadow Force.
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Victoria Mahoney to Direct Action Film ‘Shadow Force’ With Kerry Washington, Sterling K Brown

Victoria Mahoney to Direct Action Film ‘Shadow Force’ With Kerry Washington, Sterling K Brown
Lionsgate has hired Victoria Mahoney to direct “Shadow Force,” an action film starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown, the studio announced Monday.

Mahoney has worked extensively in TV on shows like “Power,” “American Crime,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Queen Sugar” and most recently “Lovecraft Country,” but she became the first woman to ever direct on a “Star Wars” film when she served as a second unit director on “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Mahoney will direct “Shadow Force” from a script by Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan about an estranged husband and wife with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer, a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them.

Washington and Brown are also both producing “Shadow Force” through her Simpson Street production company and his Indian Meadows Productions, as is Stephen “Dr.” Love through Made With Love Media.
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‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney To Helm Lionsgate Action Drama ‘Shadow Force’

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‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney To Helm Lionsgate Action Drama ‘Shadow Force’
Victoria Mahoney, who is the first woman ever to direct a Star War movie, will direct the Kerry Washington-Sterling K. Brown action drama Shadow Force for Lionsgate. Mahoney served as the second unit director on Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Shadow Force, written by Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan, follows an estranged husband and wife with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer – a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them.

Shadow Force is being produced by Stephen “Dr.” Love, who is producing through his Made with Love Media company, along with Washington, who is producing through her production company Simpson Street; Brown, who is producing through his Indian Meadows Productions; and Simpson Street’s Pilar Savone. The film is executive produced by Indian Meadows’ Danielle Reardon, Jennifer Wiley-Stockton, and by Katherine Atkinson.
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‘Star Wars’ Alum Victoria Mahoney to Direct Sterling K. Brown Action Movie ‘Shadow Force’

‘Star Wars’ Alum Victoria Mahoney to Direct Sterling K. Brown Action Movie ‘Shadow Force’
Victoria Mahoney, who became the first woman ever to direct on a Star Wars movie when she served as second unit director on The Rise of Skywalker, has been tapped to direct Lionsgate's action-drama Shadow Force starring Sterling K. Brown and Kerry Washington. Written by Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan, Shadow Force follows an estranged couple with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer -- a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them. Brown and Washington will produce via their respective companies Indian …
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Victoria Mahoney to Direct Action Film ‘Shadow Force’ for Lionsgate

Victoria Mahoney to Direct Action Film ‘Shadow Force’ for Lionsgate
Lionsgate has tapped Victoria Mahoney — the history-making Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker second unit director — to direct the Hollywood studio’s action two-hander Shadow Force, with Sterling K. Brown and Kerry Washington to star.

Mahoney appeared in minor roles in movies and TV shows before making her directorial debut with Yelling at the Sky, a semi-autobiographical indie feature that starred Zoe Kravitz and Jason Clarke and was released in 2012.

She directed episodes of several series such as Power and American Crime, but made headlines when she was hired as Rise of Skywalker’s second unit director, becoming the first woman and ...
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Inside Tyra Banks and Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s 10-Course Drive-Thru Dinner

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Inside Tyra Banks and Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s 10-Course Drive-Thru Dinner
Tyra Banks and Jesse Tyler Ferguson weren’t going to let the pandemic restrictions get in the way of enjoying a night out with good food.

Sure, they could have gone to a restaurant that offers outdoor seating, but instead, the two were among the many people who had dinner on Thursday at The Resy Drive Thru, a 10—course tasting menu featuring some of Los Angeles’ top chefs, including Nancy Silverton of Chi Spacca and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Jon & Vinny’s.

The gastro event took place over two nights in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium. Attendants greeted each car (there was a total of 600 cars over the two nights) with a temperature check along with a bottle of hand sanitizer and face masks from Los Angeles-based Hedley & Bennett.

The complete experience took about 45 minutes and included a server in a Resy t-shirt and face shied
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Macro TV Studio Bolsters Ranks With Five New Executive Hires

Macro TV Studio Bolsters Ranks With Five New Executive Hires
Macro TV Studio on Wednesday announced five new hires to help bolster the studio’s executive ranks. Macro TV studios President Marta Fernandez revealed the addition of Inga Dyer as senior vice president of business and legal affairs, Aisha Corpas Wynn as vice president of alternative programming, Ahmadou Seck and Khalid Jordan as directors of development and Ilayda Yigit (not pictured) as manager.

Fernandez, herself, joined as president of former WME partner Charles D. King’s TV studio just last year to help grow and oversee Macro’s TV slate, which includes “Gentefied,” “Dawn,” and the Michael B. Jordan-produced “Raising Dion” for Netflix. Allen Hughes is also directing a five-part docuseries on Tupac Shakur with the full cooperation of the late rapper’s estate.

“As Macro Television Studios continues to grow and expand, I am so excited to work alongside all of these truly talented individuals that further the
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Director Victoria Mahoney On Going Full ‘Indiana Jones’ In Tonight’s Episode & Scoring A “Quiet Win For The Culture”

‘Lovecraft Country’ Director Victoria Mahoney On Going Full ‘Indiana Jones’ In Tonight’s Episode & Scoring A “Quiet Win For The Culture”
Spoiler Alert: This article contains details of tonight’s Lovecraft County episode ‘A History of Violence’ on HBO. Tread carefully.

Exclusive: “There was an operative sentence that came to me at the beginning, and it had to do with Jurnee Smollett calling me on a Saturday early early early in the morning,” explains director Victoria Mahoney of how she came to direct tonight’s ‘A History of Violence’ episode of Lovecraft Country.

“She said a sentence to me, and that was the sentence that got me on the plane, essentially, and it was, she said this is Indiana Jones and The Goonies for black folks,” the Star Wars vet says of the fourth episode of the Misha Green created HBO series. “I thought, oh my goodness, I’ve waited my life for that.”

From the burning of Order of the Ancient Dawn bylaws by a drunk and tormented Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Recap: Night at the Museum

‘Lovecraft Country’ Recap: Night at the Museum
A review of “A History of Violence,” this week’s Lovecraft Country, coming up just as soon as I have a love song for my woman…

“This is some Journey To the Center of the Earth–type shit.” -Tic

Lovecraft Country keeps playing with genre, reinvigorating ancient tropes by making the heroes black, and the villains white racists. Last week’s episode went full haunted house, while “A History of Violence” is more in the vein of the Indiana Jones films (or, if you’re a philistine youth, the National Treasure movies), with a long,
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‘Lovecraft Country’ Delves Into “A History of Violence”

‘Lovecraft Country’ Delves Into “A History of Violence”
[This story contains spoilers for season one, episode four of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, “A History of Violence.”]

Survival. That’s the name of the game in the fourth episode of Lovecraft Country — and for star Jonathan Majors, it’s a game that’s fixed, not only for Tic and his family, but for Black Americans today.

A History of Violence,” directed by Victoria Mahoney and written by Misha Green, sees Tic (Jonathan Majors), Leti (Jurnee Smollett) and Montrose (Michael K. Williams) on the hunt for the missing pages of the Book of Names, stolen from ...
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France, US, Russia, among 2020 Gsa Bafta student film awards winners

France, US, Russia, among 2020 Gsa Bafta student film awards winners
Special jury prize awarded to Laura Zéphirin for Making Waves.

Films by students from France, the US and Russia were among the winners of the 2020 Gsa Bafta Student Film Awards presented at a digital ceremony hosted by actor Elliot Knight.

The Gsa Bafta Student Film Awards celebrate the next generation of filmmakers from around the globe and nine finallists were selected from close to 700 submissions from film schools in 35 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The Bafta Student Film Award for Animation was awarded to Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory
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France, US among 2020 Gsa Bafta student film awards winners

France, US among 2020 Gsa Bafta student film awards winners
Special jury prize awarded to Laura Zéphirin for Making Waves.

Films by students from France and the US were among the winners of the 2020 Gsa Bafta Student Film Awards presented at a digital ceremony hosted by actor Elliot Knight.

The Gsa Bafta Student Film Awards celebrate the next generation of filmmakers from around the globe and nine finallists were selected from close to 700 submissions from film schools in 35 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The Bafta Student Film Award for Animation was awarded to Milan Baulard, Ismaïl Berrahma, Flore Dupont, Laurie Estampes, Quentin Nory and
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker second unit director to helm Kill Them All

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker second unit director to helm Kill Them All
Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney, who recently served as second unit director on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is set to helm an adaptation of the graphic novel Kill Them All for Paramount Pictures. The comic book adaptation, which is based upon Kyle Starks’ 2015 graphic novel published by Oni Press, and “tells of […]

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‘Kill Them All’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Lands in the Hands of ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney

‘Kill Them All’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Lands in the Hands of ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney
Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney made history as the second unity director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, becoming the first person of color to take on such a key role in the sci-fi saga. Now she’s stepping up to helm an entire production with Paramount Pictures. Mahoney is in talks to direct Kill Them All, an […]

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Kill Them All Movie Gets The Rise of Skywalker Alum Victoria Mahoney to Direct

Kill Them All Movie Gets The Rise of Skywalker Alum Victoria Mahoney to Direct
Victoria Mahoney has landed her first big studio feature directing gig. Mahoney, who served as the second unit director on last year's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is being eyed to helm Kill Them All for Paramount Pictures. The movie will be based on the graphic novel of the same name, which was written by Kyle Starks and published by Oni Press in 2017.

According to a new report, Victoria Mahoney is currently in talks to direct Kill Them All. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who have worked on the Mission: Impossible and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises, are set to produce. James Coyne penned the screenplay. There is no word yet on potential casting, nor is it clear how soon the studio could be looking to begin production. Though it seems unlikely that this would get rolling soon, given the current state of things

Victoria Mahoney made history when
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Victoria Mahoney To Direct Paramount’s New Action Film, ‘Kill Them All’

Victoria Mahoney To Direct Paramount’s New Action Film, ‘Kill Them All’
Though the discussion surrounding “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a bit disappointing, as the film largely failed to live up to fan expectations, as well as just being a not-so-great way to end George Lucas’ 40+ year Skywalker Saga. But one thing that has come out of that project is the rise of the film’s second-unit director Victoria Mahoney, the first woman and the first Person of Color to act as a director on a “Star Wars” project.

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Victoria Mahoney in Talks to Make Studio Directorial Debut on Paramount’s ‘Kill Them All’

Victoria Mahoney in Talks to Make Studio Directorial Debut on Paramount’s ‘Kill Them All’
Victoria Mahoney, the first woman ever to work behind the camera on a “Star Wars” film, is in talks to make her major studio feature directorial debut on “Kill Them All” for Paramount.

Kill Them All” is Paramount’s adaptation of a graphic novel by Kyle Starks. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, are producing the project, from a script by James Coyne. “Kill Them All” first started out as a project launched on Kickstarter before being acquired by Oni Press.

Kill Them All” centers on a hard drinking, former cop who wants his job back and the world’s greatest assassin who wants revenge. They can get both if they fight their way to the top floor of a skyscraper of crime – and if they can Kill Them All. It’s like a reverse “Die Hard” except they’re fighting up into the building rather than trying to fight their way out.
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The Rise of Skywalker's Victoria Mahoney in talks to direct Kill Them All

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The Rise of Skywalker's Victoria Mahoney in talks to direct Kill Them All
Victoria Mahoney served as the second unit director of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, and THR has now reported that Mahoney is in negotiations to make her big-studio feature directorial debut with Kill Them All, an adaptation of Kyle Starks' graphic-novel of the same name. [Seemore] Kill Them All is a love-letter to 90s action movies which follows…
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‘Star Wars’ Alum Victoria Mahoney Lands First Major Studio Gig with Paramount Action Movie

‘Star Wars’ Alum Victoria Mahoney Lands First Major Studio Gig with Paramount Action Movie
Victoria Mahoney, who served as the second unit director on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is in negotiations to land her first major studio directing gig with Paramount's action movie Kill Them All. Mahoney will direct from a script by James Coyne, based on the Oni Press graphic novel of the same name by Kyle Starks. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce the movie, which sounds a bit like The Raid with a female lead. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, describing Kill Them All as "a love letter to …
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