Archive For February 29, 2016

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Delivered The Most Powerful Speech Of The Oscars | Huffington Post

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Delivered The Most Powerful Speech Of The Oscars | Huffington Post

“This is what happens when determined women get together.” Source: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Delivered The Most Powerful Speech Of The Oscars

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Oscars 2016: Latino Filmmakers Take Home Big Awards — Again – NBC News

Oscars 2016: Latino Filmmakers Take Home Big Awards — Again – NBC News

Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu won for Best Director, and “The Revenant” won for the coveted Best Picture award. The movie also won for Best Cinematography under two-time Oscar winner, Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel “El Chivo” Lubezki. Lubezki is the first cinematographer in film history to win three years in a row; he previously won…

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Iñárritu Wins His 4th Oscar

Iñárritu Wins His 4th Oscar

Alejandro González Iñárritu just won his fourth Oscar, and a Mexican has now taken home the award for Best Director three years in a row. Remezcla on Sunday, February 28, 2016

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Hollywood Whitewashing: How is This Still a Thing?

Hollywood Whitewashing: How is This Still a Thing?

“Last Week Tonight, with John Oliver” has its own take on non-traditional casting.

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The Wonderful Way to Build a Talented and Diverse Team, Department or Company

The Wonderful Way to Build a Talented and Diverse Team, Department or Company

I work in both entertainment and tech, so discussions about diverse workforces are a constant in my professional life. My business is all about providing clear steps to outcomes, so this post is not to tell you why you should diversify your workforce but how to do so—with a nod to the inimitable Guy Kawasaki—in…

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Don Cheadle: Having a White Co-Star in ‘Miles Ahead’ Was a ‘Financial Imperative’| Shadow and Act

Don Cheadle: Having a White Co-Star in ‘Miles Ahead’ Was a ‘Financial Imperative’| Shadow and Act

While addressing the press after the screening of his “Miles Ahead” at the Berlin Film Festival earlier today, Don Cheadle shared that he wanted to make a film about Miles Davis that was as “explosive” as the jazz legend’s music, but he wasn’t even able to get it off the ground (in terms of financing)…

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#BrownRibbonCampaign Reminds Us Oscar Diversity Isn’t Just Black And White

#BrownRibbonCampaign Reminds Us Oscar Diversity Isn’t Just Black And White

A Columbia University study of the 10 highest-grossing movies domestically between 2010 and 2013 found that Latinos made up only 6 percent of writers, 2.3 percent of directors and 2.2 percent of producers. Source: #BrownRibbonCampaign Reminds Us Oscar Diversity Isn’t Just Black And White

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‘Empire’: Meet the Writers Behind Broadcast’s Biggest Hit – Hollywood Reporter

‘Empire’: Meet the Writers Behind Broadcast’s Biggest Hit – Hollywood Reporter

The backstories on the 15 voices who drive Fox’s hip-hop soap. Source: ‘Empire’: Meet the Writers Behind Broadcast’s Biggest Hit – Hollywood Reporter

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Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah Launch Female-Empowerment Company | Variety

Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah Launch Female-Empowerment Company | Variety

Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Juliette Binoche and Catherine Hardwicke have joined production company We Do It Together Source: Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah Launch Female-Empowerment Company | Variety

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‘Black-ish’ Boss on Police Brutality Episode – Hollywood Reporter

‘Black-ish’ Boss on Police Brutality Episode – Hollywood Reporter

Kenya Barris talks to THR about the inspiration for the episode, why he chose not to specifically address the Black Lives Matter movement and the images he wasn’t allowed to include in the emotional episode. Source: ‘Black-ish’ Boss on Police Brutality Episode – Hollywood Reporter

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