Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan, quoted in Variety, commented about resurgent Hollywood support for the ACLU in the age of Trump, saying “They may feel this is the time of courage and conscience and standing up and being counted,” and added, “The ACLU is a good vessel for a lot… More
Anyone who has ever pitched a movie or television idea in Hollywood knows the tyranny of the “high concept.” It’s a staple of the entertainment world. A high concept is a simple, succinct, immediately comprehensible gimmick: Abraham Lincoln is a vampire hunter; the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and… More
From the LA Times, NLC Director Marty Kaplan on Trump’s tortured relation to Hollywood and its stars: “This is his crowd; this is who he would want to have at the inaugural. If he were offered any three tables from the Golden Globes to come to his inauguration in exchange… More
READ the terrific Washington Post article about the long and intimate link between police censorship and Hollywood.
The image of motherhood on TV is changing. And I’m not talking about the June Cleaver ideal. That is dead and buried, thank goodness. I’m referring to the latest trend in scripted television to portray motherhood in its stark and sometimes painful reality, which is no better realized than in… More
USC’s Annenberg School released this trenchant study on inequality regarding portrayals of gender, race and LGBT status in 700 popular films. It’s at once shocking and not surprising to see the true misogynistic odds women in Hollywood face every day. Huge props to Dr. Stacy Smith and her team at… More
Every Single Word, a Tumblr by Dylan Marron, uses videos to illustrate how very few words are spoken by non-white movie characters in major Hollywood movies.