WBGO and the Leisure World mourn the lack of TV, Movie and Stage Actress and Singer and Jazz Educator and Supporter Suzzanne Douglas

WBGO and the entertainment industry mourn the loss of actress and signatory Suzzanne Douglas, who was best known for her leading role in the Robert Townsend sitcom “The Parent ‘Hood.

Suzzanne Douglas died yesterday at the age of 64. Her loving husband Jono says Suzzanne died Tuesday of cancer-related complications in her vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. In an interview on WBGO in 2017, she confirmed her love for jazz as a performer, teacher and student.

“Historical, vital, necessary. Those are words that come to mind when I think of jazz, but of WBGO.”

Douglas has had many television roles and was a huge hit at the George Street Playhouse where she talked about how to engage audiences after the show ended. In this case, it was American Son at the George Street Playhouse.

“I want people to get out of the theater not only to have a dialogue about the show, but also to be very proactive at home with their kids and then bring it to their communities.”

A caring and special lady who even played the role of Billie Holiday at GSP. She is greatly missed and our hearts are with her family.

You can hear the entire 2017 interview with Suzzanne Douglas and John Bolger at https://www.wbgo.org/show/wbgo-journal/2017-02-10/emotions-run-high-in-george-street-playhouses-american-son.

Is Germany nailing numerous and inclusive leisure? | Movie | DW

“Why kiss a frog when you could kiss a princess,” goes the tagline for “Princess Charming,” the self-proclaimed first lesbian reality dating show in the world that is being aired on the German streaming platform TVNOW. Modeled after The Bachelor, the show has several lesbian women vying for the affections of one woman. And for gay men, there’s the show Take Me Out: Boys, Boys, Boys to the same effect.

And then we also have the Heidi Klum-produced-and-hosted show Germany’s Next Topmodel 2021, which features trans model Alex Mariah Peter as its latest winner and Druck, a YouTube series on teenagers in Berlin that aims to represent different ethnic groups in the German capital. It would appear that German TV reflects the kind of pluralism that the country is known for around the world.

Even in the less agile world of cinema, there’s been a steady trend toward greater representation: In recent years, films like Türkisch für Anfänger (2012) — which was spun off from a TV series — and Fack ju Göhte (2013) have also tried to reflect Germany’s changing social structures. But is all this enough?

  • Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    The winner: Alex

    Alex Mariah Peter from Cologne became the first transgender person in the history of the show to win the competition. “Being different is much more normal than we admit to ourselves,” said the 23-year-old, who barely broached the subject of inclusion throughout the season. Speaking about future plans following the victory, the winner said, “First of all, I’m going to get a schnitzel to eat.”


  • Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    A gender-sensitive avatar

    “Inclusion” is now a global catchphrase, and the show also brought it into focus by adding a ‘*’ to its logo — a symbol for diffuse gender roles. Women who were previously marginalized or left out because they were different could now present themselves on GNTM. Refugees, curvy women and transgenders — all got a chance under the spotlight.

  • Dascha at the grand finale of the show on May 27, 2021.

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Curvy is beautiful

    Ukrainian-born Dascha has been living in Germany since she was five and says she was bullied for most of her life. That’s why she didn’t just want to win but also make an important statement: “I want to be an ideal and support people who are bullied.” The confident 21-year-old weighs 85 kilos (187 pounds).

  • Soulin at the finale of GNTM on May 27, 2021

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Living the dream

    In 2015, Soulin and her family fled Syria and arrived in Germany via Turkey. The 20-year-old was all teary-eyed while modeling for a jeans brand: “I am the girl who could not achieve her dreams. Now I’m here and living my dream.” Soulin is now a model and made it to third place on GNTM.

  • Romina at the final of GNTM on May 27, 2021.

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Small is beautiful

    At 1.68 meters (5 ft. 6.1 inches), Romina is hardly someone you would call “short,” but aspirants for GNTM need to be at least 1.76 meters tall. Romina had a very natural look for the show but earlier, she copied stars like Kylie Jenner and even got botox injected into her lips. Now she wants to support young girls who blindly follow social media trends.

  • Heidi Klum (left) stands with Sara Nuru at the 2009 finale of the series

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Beauty beyond skin color

    Sara Nuru’s parents immigrated from Ethiopia, and she says she was the first Black baby to be born at a hospital in the town of Erding in Bavaria. She was also the first Black model to win GNTM in 2009. Nuru has gone places since then and is now involved with developmental projects in her parents’ home country.

  • Heidi Klum applauding at the GNTM finale in 2018.

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Heidi Klum’s ‘circus for models?’

    “Germany’s Next Top Model – by Heidi Klum” has been on air since 2006 with the supermodel as its host. For decades, its catwalks only displayed mostly white, slim and tall women with long legs. Transgenders, small-sized women or those with curves had no chance of walking on the ramp.

  • Topless women protest in Augsburg in front of the building of TV channel ProSieben, which is airing the show.

    Transgender person wins ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

    Physical beauty is skin-deep

    Heidi Klum and GNTM boast loyal fans among many Germans, especially young girls, who idolize the show and its models. But critics say that teenage girls often copy anorexic models on GNTM, which sends out the message that beauty is more important than education. This year as well, feminists protested the sexualization of female bodies on the show.

    Author: Suzanne Cords


German popular culture seems to be getting more inclusive, at least when it comes to acknowledging the presence and existence of LGBTQ individuals and of people from different ethnic backgrounds. But until now, television and entertainment in general have primarily stuck to stereotypes when portraying such minorities.

And there has been little public discussion on the various dimensions pertaining to diversity that issues like inclusion in society and — by consequence — the representation of minorities in television and entertainment generally should entail.

Too Turkish to be German?

“You can see that homosexuals, transsexuals and others are indeed represented in German television. Germany is much more liberal than other countries,” says actor Dean Baykan, who was born in Germany to Turkish parents. Compared to Germany, other European countries like Hungary, for example, have been very strict in their punitive attitude towards homosexuality, with a recently tabled law there practically outlawing the public representation of lifestyles that don’t fall in line with so-called traditional family values.

“But while Germany is open in some ways, in other ways it’s actually more conservative,” Baykan continues. “For example, foreigners or those with a foreign background are not taken seriously in feature films or in serious acting projects.”

Actor Dean Baykan

Actor Dean Baykan has missed out on many ‘meaty’ roles

Baykan himself explains how he once almost scored a major role in a popular crime series on a German TV channel — but only almost. “I made it to the final round,” he said, adding that he feels that his Turkish background may have been the reason for producers deciding against him — despite the fact that he has a western first name. Whether his ethnic background was a dealbreaker or not may never be known, but actors like Baykan feel that they are not being considered for certain roles not because of an apparent lack of  talent but rather because casting directors prefer when they are reduced to representing stereotypes.

‘Drug dealers, criminals and weaklings’

Filmmaker Deiu Hao Do agrees with that sort of assessment. The son of Chinese minority immigrants from Vietnam is part of the project Vielfalt im Film (diversity in film), and represents the Berlin Asian Film Network (BAFNET).

“You have Black people selling drugs, Muslims being cast as criminals, Asian women playing weak characters … But there is much more complexity to these ethnic groups, and these also need to be represented,” he told DW.

In a recent survey conducted by Vielfalt im Film, 5,500 participants said they found that such clichés were being perpetuated by the industry. Nearly 88% said that Arabs were usually represented in stereotypical ways on German television. The number was nearly 83% for Muslims in general, nearly 75% for Asians and 56% for Jews, as anti-Semitism is on the rise across many parts of Europe once more.

Born this way

Sheri Hagen has featured in many films, including the Oscar winner Das Leben der Anderen

German-Nigerian actor Sheri Hagen

Furthermore, 13% said they had faced bias because of their body shape and weight, while 10% of the participants said they had experienced discrimination because of their sexual identity. The study also mentioned homosexual participants saying that they had tried to hide their sexual orientation in order to improve their chances of finding work or obtaining a certain role in a film or show.

Earlier this year, 185 actors in Germany publicly announced in a newspaper article that they identified as “different” and that it was time for them to publicly acknowledge that they were gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer, non-binary and transsexual. They all demanded more visibility and representation in the German entertainment industry, having been pushed into hiding, ignoring or glossing over their identities.

Indeed, broadcasters themselves have been rather reluctant about addressing their actors’ sexual identities directly, even reflecting a sense of denial in some instances. German actress Ulrike Folkerts, for example, is a lesbian in real life but plays a heterosexual police officer in the crime series Tatort.

In a recent interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung, she said that she had only recently been asked by the producers of the show — i.e. the regional public broadcaster SWR — to finally reveal her sexual orientation publicly. She refused, saying it was too late to do so.

A photo of the February 5,2021 cover of the Süddeutsche Zeitung

185 actors revealed their sexual identites in the Süddeutsche Zeitung

Diversity = complexity?

Actor Sheri Hagen says that the concept of diversity is not just limited to having LGBTQ stars and the token person with a non-German background being featured in a show. The Lagos-born actor moved to Germany in the early 1990s. She identifies as being a German with Nigerian roots.

Hagen has acted in films like the Oscar-winning Das Leben der Anderen or the previously mentioned television crime series Tatort, and often speaks about the importance of greater inclusion in the German entertainment industry.

“Diversity for me is not just about skin color or gender, which is what the dominant thinking in the German film industry, is” she says, adding that diversity also “includes disabilities, sexual identity, weight-based discrimination, east-west discrimination — especially here in Germany — class-based differences, ethnic differences, cultural differences, skin color and more.”

Filmmaker Deiu Hao Do agrees that in this context, it is important to understand how these various dimensions of diversity and the related aspects of potential discrimination interact with each other. Fighting this sort of exclusion is central to promoting the cause of diversity, he stressed.

Film director Deiu Hao Do is currently working on a series about the Vietnam war

Deiu Hao Do: campaigning for inclusion

A sore lack of perspective

Streaming platforms have created alternative ways for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work and reach new audiences. And while content from some parts of the world has certainly capitalized on this potential, these new opportunities haven’t translated into creating a greater amount of diverse streaming content coming from Germany.

Hagen says that Germany can learn a lot from best practices of inclusion currently employed  in the British film industry, where shows like Bridgerton and a recent limited series on the life of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, have used colorblind casting as a means to promote diversity even in period dramas.

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga Autorin Simbabwe

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Tsitsi Dangarembga

    Dangarembga is not only a filmmaker but also successfully writes novels and screenplays, including for the film 1993 “Neria” that went on to become the most-watched film in Zimbabwe. In 2020, Dangarembga was arrested in Harare at a protest against government corruption and still faces trial a year later.

  •  Wanuri Kahiu, woman wearing colorful shirt and a blue hat looks into camera

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Wanuri Kahiu

    Born in Nairobi in 1980, the director had a global cinema success with her 2018 film “Rafiki.” The first Kenyan film shown at the Cannes Film Festival, it portrays a love affair between two young Kenyan women and was banned in her home country. Kahui is now off to Hollywood, where she will direct “The Thing about Jellyfish,” based on the acclaimed novel by Ali Benjamin.

  • Kemi Adetiba, laughing woman at a press conference

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Kemi Adetiba

    The Nigerian filmmaker, who also makes television series and music videos, is a big name in Nollywood — which is what people call Nigerian cinema, the second most productive in the world after Indian film. Commercially, Adetiba’s feature films are hugely successful. She is producing her next film, a sequel to her blockbuster “King of Boys,” exclusively for Netflix.

  •  Kunle Afolayan, man seated at a microphone

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Kunle Afolayan

    The Nigerian director is one of the most important representatives of the new Nigerian cinema (“New Nollywood”), which is characterized by narrative complexity, a new aesthetic — and a much bigger budget. Afolayan’s thriller “The Figurine — Araromire” (2009), one of Nigeria’s most commercially successful films, is considered to have launched the movement.

  • Abderrahmane Sissako , smiling man looks into camera

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Abderrahmane Sissako

    Sissako’s films deal with topics including globalization, terrorism and exile. Born in Mauritania and raised in Mali, the film director and producer is considered one of the best-known filmmakers from sub-Saharan Africa. His 2014 film “Timbuktu” was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and won several prizes at France’s Cesar Awards as well as at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Philippe Lacote, man sits in a chair in front of a house, looks into the camera

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Philippe Lacote

    The film director from the Ivory Coast most recently premiered “La Nuit des Roies” (2020) at the Venice International Film Festival. The film, reminiscent of the stories from the “One Thousand and One Nights” Arabian folk takes, tells the story of convicted criminal named Zama who becomes a convincing storyteller in order to survive at La Maca prison in the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan.

  •  Machérie Ekwa Bahango , head shot of a woman smiling into the camera

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Macherie Ekwa Bahango

    Promising new talent: The 27-year-old director from the Democratic Republic of Congo saw her film “Maki’La” debut at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. The young self-taught director spent three years working on her first feature film, which is the story of a group of street children in Kinshasa. The film won top prize at the Ecrans Noirs African film festival in Cameroon.

  •  Moussa Toure, head shot of a man wearing a white shirt and a colorful hat

    Contemporary African filmmakers: Names to remember

    Moussa Toure

    Moussa Toure is a Senegalese film director, producer and screenwriter and has long been a major figure in African cinema. His feature films and documentaries are often political. Toure describes his 2012 film “La Pirogue,” which tells the story of refugees’ journey by boat from Africa to Europe, as a “slap in the face of the Senegalese government.”

    Author: Maria John Sánchez


Sheri Hagen says that diversity is indeed not about the token actor of color in a television series but rather about a more holistic approach. The recently aired German TV-series Breaking Even, which stars Ugandan-German actor Lorna Ishema in the main role, is a case-in-point for her. Hagen says that diversity is also about who’s writing the story, how these stories are communicated and who executes these ideas on camera.

As of today, she adds, the boards of most German media broadcasters are still “male and white” — and her assessment is, de facto, not wrong. Dieu Hao Do agrees that in order “to acknowledge the multiple perspectives in storytelling,” the German television and film industry needs more diversity, “and this is something we don’t have at the moment.”

Leisure Information Roundup: Field Workplace: ‘The Hitman’s Spouse’s Bodyguard’ Takes High Spot From ‘A Quiet Place 2’; U.S. soccer stars inform story of battle for equal pay in new movie ‘LFG’ and extra

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Box office: ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ takes top spot in ‘A Quiet Place 2’

“The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” topped the box-office charts, debuting at $ 11.6 million from 3,331 US Weekend venues. The Lionsgate movie, a sequel to the 2017 action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, hit the big screen on Wednesday and has raised $ 17 million to date. However, the film cost nearly $ 70 million to produce so it could face challenges to make a profit in theaters.

In the new film “LFG”, US soccer stars tell the story of the struggle for equal pay

Soccer stars Megan Rapinoe and Jessica McDonald rested their cleats and walked the red carpet at the premiere of the documentary “LFG” at the Tribeca Film Festival US National team of women. The players sued US Football governing body in 2019 on allegations of gender discrimination in compensation and almost all other aspects of playing conditions

Cate Blanchett sees pandemic as an opportunity to reflect on the plight of the refugees

These years World Refugee Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actress Cate Blanchett, an ambassador of goodwill U.N. Refugee Agency, Says As The World Grapples With The Unpredictability Of The COVID-19 Pandemic. The Oscar Winners and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador said the annual event was held on June 20th at a time of “challenge and reflection”.

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

Leisure Information Roundup: Britney Spears says she would not know whether or not she’ll ever carry out once more; U.S. soccer stars inform story of battle for equal pay in new movie ‘LFG’ and extra

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Britney Spears says she doesn’t know if she will ever perform again

Britney Spears says she has no idea if she will ever perform again. Spears, who has not appeared in public since late 2018 and is under a court-ordered restoration, made the statement in a video post about her Instagram Page where she answered three questions she believed her fans were asking.

In the new film “LFG”, US soccer stars tell the story of the struggle for equal pay

Soccer stars Megan Rapinoe and Jessica McDonald rested their cleats and walked the red carpet at the premiere of the documentary “LFG” at the Tribeca Film Festival US National team of women. The players sued US Football governing body in 2019 on allegations of gender discrimination in compensation and almost all other aspects of playing conditions

Cate Blanchett sees pandemic as an opportunity to reflect on the plight of the refugees

These years World Refugee Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actress Cate Blanchett, an ambassador of goodwill U.N. Refugee Agency, Says As The World Grapples With The Unpredictability Of The COVID-19 Pandemic. The Oscar Winners and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador said the annual event was held on June 20th at a time of “challenge and reflection”.

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Dublin Excessive pupil movie fest takes place ‘drive-in’ model | Information

A large inflatable screen is used at the temporary drive-in, where the Dublin High School Film Festival took place in a parking lot this year. (Courtesy photo by DUSD)

Students crowd into cars to enjoy the spring night and student films. (Courtesy photo by DUSD)

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The student filmmaker Kaveh Hodjat is interviewed at the film festival. (Courtesy photo by DUSD)

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A large inflatable screen is used at the temporary drive-in, where the Dublin High School Film Festival took place in a parking lot this year. (Courtesy photo by DUSD)

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Programs for the innovative Dublin High School 2021 Film Festival. (Courtesy photo by DUSD)




This year the Dublin High School video production team had to think outside of the theater.

In the past six years, his student film festival has occupied the 500 seats in the Theater of the Performing Arts Center for two shows. But in this seventh year, due to the pandemic restrictions, the video production teacher Michael D’Ambrosio had the idea to show the films in the school’s new parking lot.

The “gates” opened on May 14th and 15th at 7.15pm for drive-in fun, with pre-sold tickets that sold out immediately and even crashed the website.

An inflatable screen was used and the cars were tuned to an FM transmitter for sound while students and family fans sat in their cars to watch the student films. While he waited until dark for the show to begin, a student DJ broadcast dance music.

This year’s themes included the pandemic, mental health, documentaries, a thriller, drama, light comedy, and the loss of loved ones. Each year, the offers include a disclaimer that some serious topics may not be suitable for young audiences.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct Batgirl movie | Leisure

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film “Batgirl”.

Filmmaker duo “Bad Boys for Life” have been hired to direct the new film for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that follows Barbara Gordon – the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.

A number of characters have played the superhero in the “Batman” universe, but Gordon is the most prominent, although the character made his comics debut as Betty Kane in 1961.

On screen, Batgirl was played by Yvonne Craig in the 1960s TV series, while Alicia Silverstone portrayed the character in the 1997 film ‘Batman & Robin’, despite being the niece of butler Alfred Pennyworth in that project.

Christina Hodson wrote the script for what is slated to be a film for the streaming service HBO Max. Kristin Burr produces the film.

The duo brought the “Bad Boys” franchise to life with last year’s film “Bad Boys for Life,” in which Will Smith and Martin Lawrence starred as detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett Bay – who made the first two films in the franchise.

Adil said, “It wasn’t that easy actually. He was doing ‘6 Underground’ so he was very, very busy.

“But for us it was a tribute, it was important, it was like his blessing, so we went out of our way to get it and we ended up having this one day and for a very short time because he was doing post-production and we were wanted to do a Michael Bay Shot with Michael Bay! “

He added, “Our entire crew had been working on his films and they said ‘Michael Bay’s Hardcore’ so we were stressed!”

Blindspotting TV Collection Trailer Expands the Film’s Narrative, Retains the Identical Model and Power – /Movie

Blind spotting was one of the celebrated premieres Coming out of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring the Hamilton Star Daveed Diggs In the lead role, the film dealt with some serious issues, including systemic racism and police brutality, but with sharp satirical humor and hip-hop musical sequences. The film had a style all of its own, and now a Blindspotting TV series will continue in the same way, but now the main character will be one of the supporting cast of the original film.

Check out the Blindspotting TV series trailer below for an accurate look.

Blindspotting TV series trailer

The theatrical version of Blindspotting followed Collin Hoskins (Daveed Diggs) as he tried to get through his last three days of parole without getting into trouble. He’s hoping for a fresh start, but his troubled best friend Miles (Rafael couple) doesn’t make it easy. However, the real test for Hoskins comes when he witnesses a police shot that tests his sanity and patience as the neighborhood around him gets better every day.

The Blindspotting TV series acts as a spin-off focused on Miles’ girlfriend Ashley (Jasmine Cephas-Jones(Repetition of her role from the film). When Miles is suddenly arrested on New Year’s Eve, she and her son have to move in with Miles’ mother Rainey (Helen Hunt) and his half-sister Trish (Jaylen Barron). Combine that with a job that gets her nowhere and a society that marginalizes her, and Ashley has a lot on her plate.

As you can see in the trailer above, the show features many of the same flourishes that made the movie stand out. Characters speak to the camera, and hip-hop musical sequences add moments of electricity and liveliness, almost like a musical version of Do the Right Thing. And the serious thematic elements are still there too. As Daveed Diggs said, the series is about “how a broken prison system affects us all, and like in the film, we use comedy to talk about very real systemic effects in the country with the largest prison population in the world. ”

Although Diggs is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, he is a writer on the series, and there’s a chance he’ll show up at some point. He is also executive producer at Rafael Casal, who not only starred in the series, but also directed at least one of the episodes. Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder will also produce the series in addition to Executive Emily Gerson Saines, Ken Lee, and Tim Palen.

The Blindspotting TV series comes from Starz June 13, 2021.

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Leisure Trade Basis Launches EIF Careers Program To Diversify Movie & TV Manufacturing Pipeline – Deadline

The Foundation for the entertainment industry launched the EIF career program, an initiative aimed at creating a more diverse talent pipeline for careers in film and television by increasing the number of under-represented candidates in entry-level positions in production. The EIF also plans to add entry-level corporate and administrative roles to the program.

In a relationship with Crew lifeThe program, the digital recruitment platform for entertainment professionals, is funded by the James Irvine Foundation and the Best Buy Foundation and resides on Crewvie’s existing database. It is open to candidates who do not yet have production credits, and studios and networks do not have to charge fees to access candidates’ profiles. The program’s steering committee includes executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney General Entertainment, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia.

AFM & SAG-AFTRA intellectual property rights fund distributing a record $ 70 million in royalties

You can see the program’s website Here.

“We are in a unique position to help newcomers build a solid foundation for a long career in the entertainment industry, and we are excited to offer a solution that supports the growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry,” said Nicole Sexton, President and CEO of EFI.

The program brings together candidates from underrepresented communities who may not have access to the resources and professional networks to get into the entertainment field and is designed to lay the foundation for their sustainable careers in Hollywood. Candidates are alumni of pathway programs such as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Gold Rising, Television Academy Foundation, Hollywood CPR, ManifestWorks, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Evolve Entertainment Fund.

Of the hundreds of these alumni who are already on the platform, more than 80% identify themselves as people of color and more than half as women. The program is currently piloted in the Los Angeles area, but seeks to build partnerships and impacts over the coming years “to bring lasting and meaningful change across the entertainment industry.” The program also offers candidates all-round services, such as: B. Transportation grants and emergency cash grants or grants.

“Our goal is to bring more people into our industry and to help productions build teams that better reflect the communities in which they operate,” said Jeanette Volturno, co-founder of Crewvie.com. “We are very excited to be working with the EIF careers program to leverage our technology and network and open these doors.”

Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation is a nonprofit that develops nonprofit campaigns while promoting support for public and private organizations and philanthropists who advocate social responsibility. On Tuesday, the EIF received a Peabody Award nomination in the Public Service category for its production of Graduate Together, a tribute to the 2020 high school class, featuring LeBron James, President Barack Obama, Zendaya, Alicia Keys, HER, and many others “.

‘One other Spherical’ wins greatest worldwide movie on the Oscars | Ap-entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Raise a glass for “One More Round”.

The film from Denmark, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, won the Oscar for best international feature film.

“This is more than anything I can imagine,” said Vinterberg on Sunday evening from the stage at Union Station in Los Angeles. “Except that’s something I always imagined.”

It is the fourth time that a film from Denmark has won this category. The last one was “In a Better World” in 2010.

In “Another Round” Mads Mikkelson is part of a group of school teachers who try to stay slightly drunk all day in order to break out of their midlife malaise.

Vinterberg is also nominated for the best director on Sunday evening.

He dedicated part of his speech to his daughter, who he said died in a motorway accident four days after filming Another Round.

“In the end we made this film for her as her memorial,” said Vinterberg. “So Ida, this is a miracle that just happened.”

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Thomas Vinterberg’s last name.

For full coverage of this year’s Oscars, please visit: https://apnews.com/hub/academy-awards

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CN Movie Workplace, Native American Media Alliance current writers seminar | Arts-entertainment

TULSA – The Cherokee Nation Film Office partnered with the Native American Media Alliance to launch the first Native American Writers Seminar.

The new initiative aims to help Native American Indians break into the entertainment industry by supporting new and developing writers.

The week-long virtual seminar, slated for this July, includes several writing-intensive workshops, as well as individual mentoring and group sessions that focus on developing existing scripts and preparing for scholarship submissions.

“The Cherokee Nation Film Office is pleased to present this new seminar for aspiring Native American screenwriters. We are experiencing a renaissance where television and film audiences crave more varied stories,” said Jennifer Loren, director of the film office. “The need to develop more Native American screenwriters to sit down at these tables and create this content is immediate. We believe workshops like this are an integral part of the pipeline already set up by the Barcid Foundation, the Native American Successfully supplied writers has access to Hollywood decision-makers. “

The Native American Writers Seminar offers in-depth feedback, insights into prestigious scholarships and their application processes, rigorous writing sessions, and access to seasoned industry professionals.

“We are honored to partner with the Cherokee Nation Film Office on this new endeavor. With the success of our television and feature film writing laboratories, we continue to develop new ways to support our artists,” said Ian Skorodin, CEO of the Barcid Foundation .

The submission deadline for this year’s intensive is now open and applications are accepted until May 14th.

Established in 2019, the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s mission is to increase Native American presence in all areas of the film and television industry while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation.

NAMA is a community-based organization that brings the real Native American voice to the entertainment industry and offers unique programs that educate the non-native population.

For more information or to submit an application, visit https://nama.media/inaugural-native-american-writers-seminar-call-for-applications.