Cannes 2019: Festival makes a strong case for diversity as black, queer artists gain prominence

Leyna Bloom poses at the photo-call of Port Authority. Image via Twitter/@mefeater Prathap Nair May 25, 2019 12:00:57 IST   Even as Hollywood is slowly inching towards racial diversity with blockbusters like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians and, Blackklanssman featuring non-Caucasian lead characters, Cannes seems to pull out all the stops with several diverse inclusions this year. […]

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Aishwarya Rai to Receive Women in Film India’s Meryl Streep Award for Excellence (Exclusive)

1:06 AM PDT 9/6/2018 by Nyay Bhushan Getty Images Aishwarya Rai Bachchan https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-29/html/container.html The Bollywood star and former Miss World is the headline name at the first WIFT India Awards taking place in Washington D.C. on Sept. 8. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is set to receive the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first […]

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Why Racially Tone-Deaf Marketing Keeps Happening

by Stanley Lumax “Have you lost your damn minds?” That’s what The New York Times columnist Charles Blow asked H&M after the brand became the latest case study in racially insensitive marketing. H&M’s product listing featured a young black child wearing a sweatshirts that read, “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Before that, Unilever’s Dove ran an ad including a black […]

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At Sundance, The Films Took A Hard Look At Race In America

Storytellers behind seven major movies are working through the themes that haunt our national headlines. By Matthew Jacobs Courtesy of Sundance Institute Clockwise from left: “Monster,” “Tyrel,” “Sorry to Bother You.” 280 “Representation” has become a buzzword over the past few years, often used to excoriate the limited diversity that Hollywood brings to our big […]

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A minority, women owned globally focused distribution platform for multicultural independent filmmakers

FilmCloud Distribution Announces Independent Film Signings during South by Southwest Film, Music and Interactive Event AAHollywood(TM) Market Films Now Available on FilmCloud Distribution’s Global Streaming Platform Austin, TX – FilmCloud Distribution, LLC announced at SXSW that it has acquired several new titles during the film festival from indie filmmakers, adding to the platform’s growing library […]

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