Changing the narrative in Hollywood and beyond
08 September 2019 | 7:49 am
Simpson Street Executive Vice President of Production and Development Pilar Savone and actor, director, producer and activist Kerry Washington and sit down with Bloomberg’s Shartia Brantley at Sooner Than You Think in Brooklyn.
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19 Dec 2019
While Star Wars fans prepare for "The Rise of Skywalker," a die-hard fan of Carrie Fisher is petitioning, on Hollywood Boulevard, to get the late actress a star on the Walk of Fame. "Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, the two male stars of Star Wars have stars, yet the female star of Star Wars does not have a star. So that turns into a feminist issue for me and for 5,931 people," argues Kristin Grady.
19 Dec 2019
The lunar landscape of Jordan's Wadi Rum valley gets a starring role this week when the next and final episode of the Star Wars saga opens to global audiences. The spectacular desert, with its shimmering red sands, majestic dunes and stunning rock formations was also where Peter O'Toole was filmed riding his horse in the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia".
8 Feb 2020
April Reign, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members choose the Oscar winners, needs to work on inclusion at all stages of productions and wonders whether the Academy is "still as relevant as they think they are."
6 Feb 2020
American cinema giant Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103. His death at his family home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by his son Michael Douglas.
10 Feb 2020
Antonio Banderas starring in 'Pain and Glory' says "something is changing," in Hollywood, which is under scrutiny this awards season for its lack of diversity.
10 Feb 2020
Laura Dern, Antonio Banderas and Sam Mendes among the Hollywood actors and Oscars nominees walking the red carpet moments ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards.
13 Mar 2020
With flights grounded and some cities under lockdown, COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of daily life, including arts and culture. Major events like the Coachella music festival and South by Southwest have been cancelled in the United States and film releases and scheduled shoots have been postponed. We also take a look at the consequences of the virus here in France, where insurance companies estimate that it could cost up to $1 billion for the theatre industry, with some smaller venues even risking cl
4 May 2020
The online concert was organized to raise funds for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in India. The South Asian country has registered over 42,000 COVID-19 cases and is looking to ease lockdown measures.
29 May 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including coronavirus-safe red carpets, how to get the real cinema experience in your own home and the online retrospective of American independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport from the Munich Film Museum. She also gives us the week's film picks, including Romanian director Anca Damian's "Marona's Fantastic Tale" and Irish director Lorcan Finnegan's dystopian oddity "Vivarium."
27 Jun 2020
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2 Jul 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news including "Capital in the 21st Century," the La Rochelle Film festival, a tribute to Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland for her 104th birthday and the re-release of ten 1930s movies from Hollywood’s racy days.
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