Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Zoe Saldaña, Donna Langley to Speak at Kering’s Women in Motion Talks

Variety has announced the initial lineup for the Kering Women in Motion Talks at the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s talks include some of the most important women working in cinema.

On May 18, Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh will interview NBCUniversal Studio Group chairman and chief content officer Donna Langley, touching on a major year for the studio that includes the upcoming feature “Wicked.” The conversation comes at a pivotal time for Langley and the studio as Universal Pictures will receive the International Achievement in Film award from Variety at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and Langley is receiving the Women in Motion Award at a dinner hosted by Kering on May 19.

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The second talk on May 19 will feature Julianne Moore interviewed by Variety’s senior entertainment writer Angelique Jackson. On May 20, Jackson will interview Zoe Saldaña about her role in Jacques Audiard’s “Emilia Perez.” Finally, Jackson will interview Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini and Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founders of the Proof of Concept Accelerator Program.

The Talks program also includes conversations with other leading figures from the French cinema and entertainment industries, including actress and filmmaker Judith Godrèche, who is spearheading the second #MeToo wave in France, and has her latest movie, “Moi Aussi,” in the Official Selection, supported by the Kering Foundation.

Kering’s Women in Motion conversations support gender parity in the industry both in front of and behind the camera. The Women in Motion talks are invitation only. The talks will appear on and its social media accounts, as well as live on Kering’s social media accounts under the official hashtag: #WomenInMotion.

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