- Currently: Associate Editor at The Hollywood Reporter - Iranian-American journalist who loves to nerd out over pop culture.
Black Publicists Talk Battling Restrictions, Championing Inclusivity in Hollywood: "We Can Tell a Variety of Stories"
BIPOC publicists, who struggle with being limited to Black projects — often as the only people of color in the room — are working to break down barriers: "A lot of folks like to put us in boxes."
Despite having more than 25 years of publicity and marketing experience, BazanPR founder Jackie Bazan still finds it challenging to encounter people in the entertainment industry who "understand that the color of my skin does not define my capability in this space."
Mahershala Ali on Finding New Opportunities to "Grow and Be Challenged" With 'Ramy' and 'We Are the Dream'
Nominated for his supporting work on 'Ramy' and as an EP of the doc 'We Are the Dream,' Ali shares how acting continues to transform: "What we recognize as good work is shifting."
"It does feel like a good time to be putting out a movie that has a very American message and story, but that stars people that you've never seen before," Day says of her first feature film, premiering Friday at the Bentonville Film Festival.
As Marvel, DC and Dark Horse cut ties with creators, calls grow for new protections in a largely freelance industry: "Who has enough power to call out bad behavior without losing their job?"
Filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, along with producer Alex Fumero, detail filming the gender non-conforming astrologer, who after decades of global love vanished from the public eye.
Late night shows have long been known for bringing in humor while covering the news, but after the racial justice protests against police brutality began to rock the nation, hosts and writers had to grapple with how to approach these intense and important issues.
With 'The Photograph' hitting VOD, the director talks romance movie cliches that no longer muster audiences and her excitement over upcoming directing gig — a Whitney Houston biopic.
Some sellers are cutting staff, other retailers are going online-only, and some have shut down entirely: "Our sales are zilch for the moment."
While filming her TBS late-night show with the help of her husband and three children, Bee shared her daily quarantine routine and what she hopes to do when (hopefully) this all ends.
Actors, creatives and advocates offer ways to promote inclusivity amid a crisis and say Trump's attempt to racialize the pandemic is "only adding fuel to an already blazing fire."
"I want us all to understand there is no 'Chinese Virus.' A virus knows no nationality, and wherever and however it started, it does us no good to point fingers, ostracize, attack or demonize Asian people."
With kids giggling during monologues and Wi-Fi issues to work out, late-night hosts are wading through uncharted waters to deliver comedy, and a bit of levity, to audiences amid the coronavirus outbreak.
One Chapman University student commented that the faculty and administration are "overwhelmed by trying to orchestrate things under this new paradigm."
The protest follows Ronan Farrow stating he would no longer work with the publisher, while pushing the company to fact-check Allen's memoir.
It has been over two years since anyone has heard a word from The Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart clerk Apu — a silence that looks to be indefinite following Hank Azaria's confirmation to The New York Times on Tuesday that he will no longer voice the character.
Hachette Book Group will no longer publish Woody Allen's memoir, Apropos of Nothing. "At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly," the publishing company said in a statement.