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  • CBS Ramps Up Off-Screen Diversity Plans; Commits 25% Of Script Development Budget To BIPOC Creators & Sets 40% Representation Target In Writers’ Rooms

    07/14/2020 8:57:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 13, 2020 | Peter White
    CBS is aggressively stepping up its efforts to be more inclusive to diverse television creators and writers, setting a slew of targets for the 2021/22 season. The broadcaster is committing 25% of its script development budget to projects from creators, writers and producers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. The scheme will begin with the 2021/22 development season. It is also mandating that writers’ rooms for CBS shows must be staffed with a minimum of 40% BIPOC representation for the 2021/22 broadcast season. This will be increased to 50% for the 2022/23 season. Deadline understands that at least...
  • (Actor) James Roday (from the series Psych), Details 'Deeply Personal' Decision to Reclaim Birth Name Rodriguez: 'I Want to Be the Most Honest Ally for My Community'

    07/14/2020 8:23:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 14, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    ames Rodriguez was a freshman at New York University when the then-aspiring actor first learned that his Mexican-American heritage was going to be a problem for Hollywood. He had just nailed an audition for a big feature film, but the casting director was put off by the fact that his Caucasian-like skin tone was out of sync with his last name. So he was offered the chance to read for the role of a gang member, only to be told that he wasn’t right for that, either. “I didn’t look Latino enough,” he recalls. “They basically didn’t know what to...
  • Oliver Stone slams 'fragile' Hollywood: 'Can't make a film without a sensitivity counselor'

    07/13/2020 1:21:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 13 2020 | Joe Concha
    Director Oliver Stone told The New York Times in an interview published Monday that Hollywood has become "too fragile, too sensitive," with the 73-year-old adding, "You can’t make a film without a sensitivity counselor." The perspective from Stone, who is responsible for "Wall Street," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK," comes ahead of his upcoming memoir, "Chasing the Light." "Everything has become too fragile, too sensitive. Hollywood now — you can’t make a film without a Covid adviser. You can’t make a film without a sensitivity counselor. It’s ridiculous," Stone told the Times. "It’s politically correct [expletive], and...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2020 | Caroline Graham
    [snip] A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. [snip] speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/20 | Caroline Graham
    **SNIP** Shaken by #MeToo, paralysed by Covid-19, the $50 billion film industry is finally emerging from a four-month lockdown - only to find a new and very different world, where tension is rising as surely as the thermometer. For if the very public Black Lives Matter protests have polarised America, the silent fallout has now reached Hollywood. A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual - can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is...
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...
  • Olivia de Havilland, the last remaining star of Old Hollywood, turns 104; The Only Surviving Star of "Gone With The Wind"

    07/09/2020 7:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Celebrity Nine ^ | 07/09/2020 | Variety Staff
    Olivia De Havilland, Late 2019 There are few veterans of Hollywood's Golden Age who are still around, much less still making headlines. But Olivia de Havilland, who turns 104 Wednesday (US time), was always a rule-breaker.She's part of the current furore over Gone With the Wind, since she is the only surviving star of the 1939 epic.In 2017, she also sued FX Networks over her depiction in the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan, from exec producer Ryan Murphy. After a series of appeals, the court ultimately decided against de Havilland. The ruling represents a rare defeat for her, but serves...
  • Robert De Niro says coronavirus decimated his finances

    07/09/2020 5:16:25 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 112 replies
    nypost ^ | 7/9/2020 | degregory
    Robert De Niro says he’s running out of dinero. The coronavirus dealt a massive financial blow to the actor’s finances he revealed in court, as his estranged wife asked for an emergency order to raise her monthly American Express card credit limit from $50,000 to $100,000. The “Irishman” actor appeared by phone on a Skype call in his Manhattan divorce case with Grace Hightower as her lawyer told a judge that De Niro unfairly cut her monthly Am-Ex allowance from $100,000 to $50,000 and said she and their children had been banned from an upstate compound where De Niro is...
  • Netflix axes ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ after two seasons

    07/09/2020 10:57:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Hollywood.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Staff
    Netflix has axed Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina after two seasons. The program, based on the much-loved series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, starred Kiernan Shipka as the titular Sabrina and also featured Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto, and Lucy Davis. But the second season will mark the end of the series after the final ‘Part Four’ of eight episodes – which is set to premiere later this year (2020). Reflecting on the news, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement: “Working on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from Day One. The cast, beginning with Kiernan as everyone’s favorite...
  • We Can’t Have ‘National Dialogues’ If People Get Fired For Talking Honestly

    07/03/2020 7:11:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2020 | John Loftus
    “While we write and print millions of words about race in America, why is it still so hard to have a truly respectful, decent, and humble dialogue about perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue in American life?” asks David French in his Dispatch article “American Racism: We’ve Got So Very Far to Go.” Yet he does not mention in his story of personal change the elephant in the room: the Black Lives Matter movement’s radical cultural hegemony.Establishment Republicans made the same mistake by ignoring the movement’s radical premise: that at its core, America is rotten and systemically racist, and...
  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait… During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...
  • 5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War; Practical Ideas on how to oppose the radical agenda of the woke left

    07/02/2020 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Last week I wrote about how we’re in a cultural civil war and it’s time for conservatives—and really, anyone who’s not on board with the radical anti-American agenda of Black Lives Matter and the rest of the woke left—to fight back.But how? I was light on specifics, and subsequently heard from a number of readers who wanted to know what they could do, personally, to push back against the leftward lurch of the culture. Many said they feel powerless and overwhelmed, and with good reason.Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along...
  • Media, entertainment groups press Congress to provide pandemic risk insurance

    07/01/2020 2:04:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 01 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    A coalition of media and entertainment groups, including NASCAR, the NFL and the Screen Actors Guild, called on Congress to pass legislation providing pandemic risk insurance to help mitigate major revenue losses from the coronavirus. In a letter to congressional leadership Wednesday, the groups touted a bill sponsored by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) that would create a program to compensate businesses for losses due to pandemics, calling it a “positive step." “Whether it be professional and collegiate sporting events, the next must-see film, a bingeworthy TV series, or a marquee Broadway production, we cannot envision...
  • Coronavirus Spike Puts Hollywood’s Back-to-Work Plans in Serious Jeopardy

    07/01/2020 10:45:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | July 1, 2020 | Adam B. Vary
    On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert in infection diseases in the U.S., testified before Congress amid growing alarm surrounding the 80% spike in confirmed COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks. About halfway through the session, Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked Fauci for a direct assessment of where the country could be headed if the surge in cases is not abated. He did not mince words. “We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day,” Fauci said. “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so...
  • Woman speaks out after mask tirade at Trader Joe's store in North Hollywood.

    06/30/2020 8:02:51 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 42 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | June 30, 2020 | Miriam Hernandez
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (KABC) -- A woman is telling her side of the story after going on a tirade for being asked to wear a face mask in a Trader Joe's store in North Hollywood. She says the angry encounter started in response to a customer who harassed her because she wasn't wearing a mask. "Right away he started using obscenities at me, saying 'f you,' the c word, 'wear your f-ing mask' all of this," she says. The woman, who asked ABC7 not to use her name, says she called a Trader Joe's store in Toluca Lake and was given...
  • Florence Pugh Apologizes for Past Cultural Appropriation: 'Stupid Doesn't Even Cut It'

    06/28/2020 2:57:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    People ^ | June 27, 2020 | Maria Pasquini
    Florence Pugh is owning up to times in her past when she was guilty of cultural appropriation. Acknowledging the “tidal wave of information” she had been “unaware of” until recently, as people around the world have protested against systemic racism, the 24-year-old actress said she had spent the past month trying to learn as much as possible, and pass that information along.
  • Laverne Cox, Kamala Harris Push to Defund Police: More Cops on Streets Is ‘Just Wrong’

    06/26/2020 12:35:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/26/2020 | David Ng
    Transgender Hollywood star Laverne Cox and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) pushed for the defunding of the police in a joint appearance Thursday on Watch What Happens Live, during which Sen. Harris said that putting more cops on the streets is “just wrong.” Laverne Cox expressed her enthusiasm about the Defund the Police movement in the virtual conversation. “The fact that there’s a national conversation about defunding the police, I think is remarkable. And that people of all races are having that conversation is really exciting to me.”
  • Hollywood's Male #MeToo Stigma and the Fear of Coming Forward: "It's Looked Upon as a Weakness"

    06/27/2020 6:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 26, 2020 | Rebecca Keegan
    Last fall, Johnathon Schaech was running out of options. After making a living as an actor for 30 years — 1996's That Thing You Do! was his breakout — he was in danger of losing his SAG health insurance from lack of work, and he and his wife were trying to have a baby. Schaech, 50, had become something of an unwitting spokesman for male #MeToo victims in 2018 after he said Italian director Franco Zeffirelli had sexually assaulted him on the set of the movie Sparrow in 1993. (Before Zeffirelli died in June 2019, his son, Pippo, denied the...
  • A Photo Of Alyssa Milano Surfaced Where She Wears A Black Face - No Media Coverage

    06/26/2020 11:22:25 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 58 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.26.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Have you noticed that the people who get caught using blackface are always Democrats? Don't forget that liberals always accuse you of what they are doing. In recent weeks in the wake of the George Floyd protests and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the spotlight has shone on the likes of late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon for past use of blackface for comedy sketches. And among the multitude of voices calling for these celebrities to face consequences for their past actions are a number of conservative figures and media outlets. The list is endless: Justin...
  • Actor Robert Davi: Ronald Reagan Did Not Take a Knee

    06/26/2020 8:23:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26 2020 | Robert Davi
    In the 1940s, one man stood up for America. One man had the historical authority and understanding of what was happening in his country. Ronald Reagan changed the course of our nation. He was a force of nature. Reagan was hailed as “a one man battalion,” a one man wrecking crew, who defeated Communism in America. We are currently “besieged by subversives who are not inhibited by traditional moral constraints and are willing to practice deceit and even violence to further their ideological cause.” This statement by Dinesh D’Souza was in reference to Ronald Reagan’s years in Hollywood. It’s as...