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The thing Manchester Airport are asking all passengers to take note of this summer - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester
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11.06.2024

The thing Manchester Airport are asking all passengers to take note of this summer

Holidaymakers are being warned that roadworks on the M56 could mean delays travelling to Manchester Airport. A major resurfacing works project on the M56 got underway yesterday and is set to last until the end of August.

‘Love On The Spectrum’ EPs Cian O’Clery & Karina Holden On Neurodiverse Representation For A “Character-Led Show At Its Heart” - deadline.com - Australia - USA
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19.06.2024

‘Love On The Spectrum’ EPs Cian O’Clery & Karina Holden On Neurodiverse Representation For A “Character-Led Show At Its Heart”

For a long time, there was a very stereotypical representation of what autism looked like in traditional media. For Cian O’Clery and Karina Holden, Love on the Spectrum was a perfect opportunity to showcase a diverse cast of neurodivergent people. “It’s important to be able to have people tell their own stories and show that autism is something that represents different needs for different people,” says Holden.

Paloma Faith thinks Glastonbury headliners will “go back to white men again for years” in the future - www.nme.com
nme.com
19.06.2024

Paloma Faith thinks Glastonbury headliners will “go back to white men again for years” in the future

Paloma Faith has said that she expects the bookings of Glastonbury headliners to “go back to white men again” after this year’s line-up.The festival has been criticised in the past for male-heavy line-ups and a lack of diversity in headliners, but this year Dua Lipa and SZA are headlining alongside Coldplay with Shania Twain in the legends slot.Also on the line-up are the likes of Little Simz, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Jessie Ware and Gossip. Faith herself will be performing on the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday afternoon before Twain.“What tends to happen is they’ll diversify and include non-white races and women again, and everyone says, ‘Isn’t it great? We’re progressing’ – and then it goes back to white men again for years,” Faith told Radio Times.

CAA Names Elizabeth A. Morrison Global Head Of Inclusion, Recruiting And Development - deadline.com - Los Angeles
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18.06.2024

CAA Names Elizabeth A. Morrison Global Head Of Inclusion, Recruiting And Development

CAA said Tuesday that Elizabeth A. Morrison has joined the agency as Global Head of Inclusion, Recruiting, and Development.

Portuguese TV Fiction Moves Into Premium Scripted, Expands Co-Production Path - variety.com - Britain - Portugal - Eu
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18.06.2024

Portuguese TV Fiction Moves Into Premium Scripted, Expands Co-Production Path

Emiliano De Pablos The Portuguese TV fiction sector is experiencing growth as it garners international visibility through co-productions and alliances with streamers and foreign broadcasters. With a small domestic market – some 10 million inhabitants – Portuguese TV production is making a virtue of necessity. The region possesses a diversity of TV fiction offerings, ranging from commercial telenovelas to an increasing number of premium TV dramas, and is rapidly opening up to international partnerships.

Kenan Thompson Reveals What He Believes Is The Key To ‘Saturday Night Live’s Enduring Success - deadline.com - USA
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18.06.2024

Kenan Thompson Reveals What He Believes Is The Key To ‘Saturday Night Live’s Enduring Success

The secret behind the enduring success of Saturday Night Live is its ability to evolve and diversify its talent base, according to Kenan Thompson, who pointed to the iconic ‘Black Jeopardy’ sketch as an exemplar.

Anonymous Content’s Kimberly Carver Joins Avalon - deadline.com - Britain - USA
deadline.com
17.06.2024

Anonymous Content’s Kimberly Carver Joins Avalon

EXCLUSIVE: Kimberly Carver, who represents the likes of Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who are behind Wizards of Waverly Place reboot, has moved from Anonymous Content to Avalon.

Producer of Cannes Prizewinner ‘The Shameless’ Boards Female Freedom Fighter Doc ‘Legend of Abbakka’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA - India - Portugal
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17.06.2024

Producer of Cannes Prizewinner ‘The Shameless’ Boards Female Freedom Fighter Doc ‘Legend of Abbakka’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran Mohaan Nadaar’s The Production Headquarters Limited, one of the producers of Cannes-prizewinning film “The Shameless,” has boarded Indian documentary “Legend of Abbakka.” “The Shameless” was directed by Bulgarian-American filmmaker Konstantin Bojanov and appeared in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this year. There, Anasuya Sengupta won the best actress award. Rani Abbakka of Ullal, southern India, a 16th-century warrior-queen, defied the Portuguese Empire, a feat often overlooked in history books.

NBCU, Group Black Plan to Launch Multicultural Content Hub E!+ on Peacock - variety.com
variety.com
17.06.2024

NBCU, Group Black Plan to Launch Multicultural Content Hub E!+ on Peacock

Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor NBCUniversal is tapping an outside company to help it bring a broader array of viewers and advertisers under its media tent. Group Black, a collective that aims to spur the development of Black-owned and Black-produced media, will curate programming and develop new original content for a new hub on NBCU’s Peacock streaming service known as “E!+.” NBCU already operates a popular cable network that is called E!, but the two will not be managed in tandem.

Alan Cumming Talks Pushing For More LGBTQ+ Representation on 'The Traitors' Season 3 - www.justjared.com
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15.06.2024

Alan Cumming Talks Pushing For More LGBTQ+ Representation on 'The Traitors' Season 3

Alan Cumming is speaking out about getting more queer representation on The Traitors!

Passenger banned from Jet2 for life after 'attacking crew' on Glasgow to Tenerife flight - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Ireland - county Clare
dailyrecord.co.uk
13.06.2024

Passenger banned from Jet2 for life after 'attacking crew' on Glasgow to Tenerife flight

A 'violent' passenger has been banned from Jet2 for life after allegedly attacking cabin crew on a Glasgow to Tenerife flight.

Diversity In TV Down 12% With Hispanic Representation Particularly Low, Samba TV Reports - deadline.com - USA
deadline.com
13.06.2024

Diversity In TV Down 12% With Hispanic Representation Particularly Low, Samba TV Reports

TV appears to have taken a bit of a hit on the diversity front in the first half of the year.

‘Sherwood’ Writer James Graham to Deliver MacTaggart Lecture at Edinburgh TV Festival – Global Bulletin - variety.com - Britain - Scotland - county Graham - city Mumbai
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13.06.2024

‘Sherwood’ Writer James Graham to Deliver MacTaggart Lecture at Edinburgh TV Festival – Global Bulletin

Naman Ramachandran British writer James Graham will deliver this year’s flagship James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, supported by Screen Scotland. Graham, known for his sharp political insights and popular dramas, has made significant contributions to stage, television and film. His works include the BAFTA-winning “Sherwood,” which returns to BBC later this year, and the acclaimed “Quiz.” On stage, he brought “Dear England” to the West End, adapted “Tammy Faye” for Broadway and reimagined “Boys from the Blackstuff.” Graham’s political narratives include “Brexit: An Uncivil War” and “Coalition.” In his lecture, Graham will discuss TV drama’s role in shaping political discourse and social justice.

Luminate Diversity Progress Report Reveals LGBTQ+ Representation Up In Film, Down In TV In 2023; Female-Directed Films Are More Diverse - deadline.com - Britain - USA - Canada
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12.06.2024

Luminate Diversity Progress Report Reveals LGBTQ+ Representation Up In Film, Down In TV In 2023; Female-Directed Films Are More Diverse

A new diversity progress report reveals that LGBTQ+ representation increased in film during 2023 but fell in series TV, as did shows with Black actors.

Lesli Klainberg Stepping Down as President of Film at Lincoln Center - variety.com - New York - New York
variety.com
12.06.2024

Lesli Klainberg Stepping Down as President of Film at Lincoln Center

Brent Lang Executive Editor After more than a decade overseeing Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), Lesli Klainberg will step down as president of the organization. She will leave after this year’s New York Film Festival (NYFF), which will be held Sept. 27 – Oct.

Look Inside the Star-Studded Chanel Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner with Blake Lively, Jude Law, & So Many More In Attendance - www.justjared.com - New York - county Allen - county Blair - county Hale - city Santo Domingo
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12.06.2024

Look Inside the Star-Studded Chanel Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner with Blake Lively, Jude Law, & So Many More In Attendance

Blake Lively and Jude Law were among the many celebs who made up the star-studded crowd at Chanel’s 17th Annual Tribeca Festival Artists Dinner!

Lionsgate Debuts Story Spark to Analyze Diversity and Intersectionality in Film and TV Scripts - variety.com
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11.06.2024

Lionsgate Debuts Story Spark to Analyze Diversity and Intersectionality in Film and TV Scripts

Angelique Jackson During CAA Amplify, Lionsgate announced the development of Story Spark, a free online tool that helps creatives and development executives measure diversity and intersectionality in storytelling. The studio describes Story Spark as a “filmmaker-first and creative-driven, collaborative and open-ended development tool,” which provides guidance toward telling more inclusive stories.

John Leguizamo takes out full-page ad to urge Emmy voters to back non-white candidates: ‘I’m still woke’ - nypost.com - Los Angeles - USA - Hollywood
nypost.com
10.06.2024

John Leguizamo takes out full-page ad to urge Emmy voters to back non-white candidates: ‘I’m still woke’

Leguizamo wrote on X, alongside two pictures of his advertisement.The liberal actor said white people are overrepresented in top positions across tech, banking, medicine, streaming and Hollywood.“America is better when it is inclusive. It is more profitable.

Missing Michael Mosley search: Sniffer dog withdrawn amid extreme heat as efforts continue - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Greece - city Athens
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
09.06.2024

Missing Michael Mosley search: Sniffer dog withdrawn amid extreme heat as efforts continue

Search teams, including a sniffer dog, looking for Michael Mosley have reportedly left the scene and returned to Athens, possibly due to concerns over the dog's health.

‘The Good Girls’ Mexican Producer Woo Films and Colectivo Colmena Ink Three-Pic Deal (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Mexico
variety.com
08.06.2024

‘The Good Girls’ Mexican Producer Woo Films and Colectivo Colmena Ink Three-Pic Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente Woo Films, one of Mexico’s most successful indie companies behind such hit titles as Manolo Caro’s Netflix series “The House of Flowers” and lauded dramas “The Good Girls” (“Las Niñas Bien”) and “Los Adioses,” has teamed up with film collective Colectivo Colmena, to develop and produce three pics. Two of them are based on original ideas from Colmena and the third an adaptation of a Mexican novel.

Kerry Washington and Patty Jenkins Call for More Diverse Voices in Filmmaking: ‘We Belong in the Room’ - variety.com - Taylor - Washington - Washington - county Jenkins - county Blair
variety.com
08.06.2024

Kerry Washington and Patty Jenkins Call for More Diverse Voices in Filmmaking: ‘We Belong in the Room’

Elizabeth Taylor Kerry Washington no longer plays the fictional Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” but she still suits up like a gladiator when it comes to expressing her opinions about Washington, D.C. and Hollywood.

Dr Michael Mosley's family sent heartbreaking message by son of Brit who vanished on Greek island - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Greece
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
08.06.2024

Dr Michael Mosley's family sent heartbreaking message by son of Brit who vanished on Greek island

The family of Michael Mosley have been sent a heartbreaking message from the son of a Brit who vanished on a Greek island in 2019. The search for the TV doctor who went missing on the island of Symi, who was last seen on Wednesday, has entered its fourth day. Follow live updates from the search here.

Kristen Stewart Signs on to Play Iconic Astronaut Sally Ride in New Series 'The Challenger' - www.justjared.com - USA - Hollywood
justjared.com
07.06.2024

Kristen Stewart Signs on to Play Iconic Astronaut Sally Ride in New Series 'The Challenger'

Kristen Stewart has lined up what will be one of her first big television roles.

Indian Animation Set for Annecy Splash - variety.com - India
variety.com
07.06.2024

Indian Animation Set for Annecy Splash

Naman Ramachandran Indian animation will be in the spotlight across the 2024 Annecy Animation Festival. For the first time, Indian animation will feature at Namaste MIFA, a pitch event at MIFA (Marché International du Film d’Animation) in Annecy. The event, organized by Annecy-backed Indian animation festival AniMela and co-hosted by Assemblage Entertainment and Zebu Animation Studios, will present four work-in-progress projects reflecting diverse themes such as sports, food, gender and tradition.

Women in Animation Unveils 2024 International Diversity Initiative Teams - variety.com - Brazil - USA - South Africa - Argentina - Indonesia
variety.com
07.06.2024

Women in Animation Unveils 2024 International Diversity Initiative Teams

Naman Ramachandran Women in Animation (WIA) has revealed the five teams chosen for the 2024 Stories x Women program, sponsored by The Walt Disney Company and UNESCO. The initiative aims to amplify diverse voices in animation, offering international opportunities for women animators from emerging markets in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Apple Hosting HBCU Arts and Entertainment Accelerator Program for 50 Students - variety.com - county Clark - Tennessee
variety.com
06.06.2024

Apple Hosting HBCU Arts and Entertainment Accelerator Program for 50 Students

Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor Apple is hosting 50 students from 19 historically Black colleges and universities for an immersive two-week experience as part of the Propel Center‘s arts and entertainment industry accelerator. Apple and Southern Company are the founding partners of Propel Center, launched in 2011 as a hub designed to support and advance the work of HBCUs.

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Sets Premieres Including ‘www.rachelormont.com,’ ‘Torah Tropical’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Colombia - San Francisco - Israel - city San Francisco
variety.com
05.06.2024

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Sets Premieres Including ‘www.rachelormont.com,’ ‘Torah Tropical’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jack Dunn The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has slated two world premieres and one international premiere for its 2024 edition, which runs July 18-Aug. 4. This year’s full lineup, which will be announced June 18, will highlight the diversity of Jewish experience across the globe.

Meghan Markle breaks silence on new 'title' that divides royal fans - www.ok.co.uk - Nigeria
ok.co.uk
04.06.2024

Meghan Markle breaks silence on new 'title' that divides royal fans

Meghan Markle has responded publicly following her recent honour from the Yoruba King, Oluwo of Iwo, and it has sparked diverse reactions among Royal fans.The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was honoured with a traditional Yoruba name "Adetokunbo," something Meghan highlighted as a treasured gift, branding Nigeria as her "home." Meghan said: "Thank you for your warm welcome to Nigeria. I am deeply humbled by your blessing of the traditional Yoruba name, Adetokunbo.

Netflix Co-CEO Says Tom Brady Roast “Drove Huge Viewing & Even Bigger Conversation” - deadline.com - London
deadline.com
04.06.2024

Netflix Co-CEO Says Tom Brady Roast “Drove Huge Viewing & Even Bigger Conversation”

The Netflix Tom Brady roast caused quite the splash and the streamer’s Co-CEO Greg Peters was delighted.

‘Game Changer’ Season 6 Cast Talks Emmy Aspirations, Favorite Moments and When Dropout’s First Original Movie is Coming (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - county Davis - county Clayton
variety.com
03.06.2024

‘Game Changer’ Season 6 Cast Talks Emmy Aspirations, Favorite Moments and When Dropout’s First Original Movie is Coming (EXCLUSIVE)

Clayton Davis Senior Awards Editor The cast of contestants and comedians from the sixth season of “Game Changer” can best be described as reminiscent of the old stop-motion holiday special, where the titular reindeer meets a group of outcasts on the Island of Misfit Toys. This diverse and eclectic group embodies a modern, inclusive ethos that starkly contrasts the early days of CollegeHumor. Sam Reich, CEO of Dropout and host of “Game Changer,” reflects on the company’s evolution from its early days of College Humor before rebranding as a standalone, ad-free subscription service.

Brazilian Industry Bastion Canal Brasil Drives Into Diversity Led by a Marcelo Gomes ‘Paloma’ Spin-Off Series (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Brazil - city Rio De Janeiro
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03.06.2024

Brazilian Industry Bastion Canal Brasil Drives Into Diversity Led by a Marcelo Gomes ‘Paloma’ Spin-Off Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Marcelo Cajueiro RIO DE JANEIRO — Canal Brasil, a key Brazilian industry player as the country’s pay-TV channel focused on national titles from independent producers, has announced a package of four fiction and doc TV series and a feature-length doc, which are set for release over 2025-2027. Feature-length doc “Dona Onete” is produced by Hysteria, the division dedicated to developing female narratives of top production company Conspiracao. It delivers a portrait of 84-year old singer Dona Onete, the “Queen of Carimbo,” a music genre traditional of Para, the Northern Brazilian state located in the Amazon Rainforest region.

Jet2 issues warning for people travelling to Manchester Airport as ‘delays are expected’ - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
03.06.2024

Jet2 issues warning for people travelling to Manchester Airport as ‘delays are expected’

Jet2 has warned passengers travelling to Manchester Airport this summer to “allow enough time” to make their flight. The warning is due to road works between Junction 4 and Junction 7 on the M56.

Katy Perry re-edits Harrison Butker’s controversial commencement speech - www.nme.com - county Harrison - Kansas City
nme.com
03.06.2024

Katy Perry re-edits Harrison Butker’s controversial commencement speech

Katy Perry has re-edited Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s recent controversial commencement speech.Earlier this month, Butker delivered a controversial commencement speech during Benedictine College’s graduation ceremony, criticising working women and Pride in the process. In the speech, Butker suggested that women should take on roles as housewives and homemakers rather than chase careers.Now, Perry has shared an edited version on her Instagram in honour of Pride month, which shows Butker celebrating the “ladies” in the audience who were graduating college, noting that they “should be proud of all that [they] have achieved to this point in [their] young lives”.“Fixed this for my girls, my graduates, and my gays – you can do anything, congratulations and happy pride,” she wrote.A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry)Instead of including his initial comments about why women should be “homemakers,” the new version shows him describing all the success women could reach in their careers.

Katy Perry Edits Harrison Butker’s Controversial Commencement Speech: ‘Fixed This for My Girls, My Graduates and My Gays’ - variety.com - county Harrison - Kansas City
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03.06.2024

Katy Perry Edits Harrison Butker’s Controversial Commencement Speech: ‘Fixed This for My Girls, My Graduates and My Gays’

Lexi Carson Katy Perry released a heavily edited version of Kansas City Chiefs player Harrison Butker‘s controversial commencement speech on Sunday. In Butker’s commencement speech at Benedictine College in May, he condemned abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia and the LGBTQ community.

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