Browsing Tag:Filmmakers

disney-creates-a-launchpad-for-underrepresented-filmmakers
Can radical programming really come from Disney? I was skeptical from the moment I heard about Launchpad (streaming on Disney +), the studio's new initiative to support and promote underrepresented filmmakers. Historically, Disney doesn't have a strong representation track record (well, what Hollywood studio has?). In fact, it recently added disclaimers on racist stereotypes in old...
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Documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering have shed light on sexual abuse allegations in institutions such as the military for the past decade in The Invisible War (2012). Colleges, in "The Hunting Ground" (2015); and the music industry in "On the Record" (2020). Now they target Dylan Farrow's decades of sexual abuse allegations against her...
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The Oscars are about to adopt new guidelines for diversity, but the Independent Spirit Awards are already on their way.None of the nominees announced Tuesday for the Indie Spirits Best Feature Award - "First Cow," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "Minari," "Never Seldom Sometimes" and "Nomadland" - were from whites Men headed whose efforts are usually far overrepresented during the...
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