Netflix Signs Development Deal With Kalinda Vazquez; Sets YA Thriller As First Project

Courtesy of Violeta Meyners Photography by Rosy Cordero December 13, 2021 Netflix signed a multi-year overall deal with creator, writer, and producer Kalinda Vazquez (Star Trek: Discovery, Fear The Walking Dead). Under the terms of the deal, she will create, write and produce new series and other projects at the streamer. Vazquez is already writing […]

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‘Beans’ review: Compelling coming-of-age story and history lesson in one

By Roxana Hadadi Published December 3, 2021 3:05PM EntertainmentFOX 10 Phoenix Kiawentiio in “Beans.” Screenshot: YouTube. Washington, D.C. – “Beans” is a dual coming-of-age story and history lesson, and both halves of this compelling and emotionally affecting film are well-done.  Filmmaker Tracey Deer revisits her childhood and the Kanesatake Resistance of 1990 in an accessible film […]

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Diversionary Theatre’s ‘Azul’ offers rare story about queer women of color

Playwright C. Quintana based some elements of the story on her own Cuban-American experience By Pam Kragen Nov. 19, 2021 6 AM PT Over the years, C. Quintana has written nearly a dozen plays. But several years ago, the queer Cuban-American playwright realized something was missing in her scripts, and she wanted to do something about […]

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‘Womb: Women Of My Billion’ Trailer: First Look At Doc From ‘Delhi Crime’ Producers

By Matt Grobar Ajitesh Sharma’s debut feature is billed as a heart-wrenching, heartwarming narrative of the plight, dreams, rights, and fight against all forms of violence that unify the women of present-day India, exploring the common reality of living in an indefatigable patriarchal society, and calling for an end to the dowry system, which dehumanizes women […]

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Lisa Ling’s CNN series ‘This Is Life’ explores painful historic moments. One is personal

Stephen Battaglio Wed, October 6, 2021 As a TV journalist in the public eye for more than 20 years, Lisa Ling knows that criticism and angry comments from the public come with the territory. But she was taken aback by the viciousness of the remarks she saw last year when the country was shut down […]

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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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