Editor’s Note: A regular on the barrier-breaking Vida over the three-season run of the Starz series, Ser Anzoategui has long identified as non-binary. With the Golden Globes tonight, Anzoategu, whose credits also include East Los High and Better Things , has penned a guest column for Deadline about what they see as a need for a significant shift in the way performers are categorized in awards season. It’s time for the non-binary award category. Being eligible for award season has been a highlight of my career. However, when I was respectfully asked which category, I’d prefer to submit myself in for the Golden Globe awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, it became a challenging experience. Related Story Golden Globes Winners List - Updating Live Now you might ask what makes submitting for such a prestigious acting award so stressful? Well, it’s because performance award categories are marked by gender and there is no category that truly … [Read more...] about ‘Vida’ Star Ser Anzoategui Says It’s Time For A Non-Binary Award Category – Guest Column
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Breaking News 10:34 AM PT -- Rob Gronkowski is CLEARLY fired up for the parade ... he just delivered a selfie speech that was epic -- promising his boat will turn up harder than everybody's!!! You can already tell Gronk is boutta have a DAY ???? @RobGronkowski (via @THudson_321 ) pic.twitter.com/lpLQPea0LT — Overtime (@overtime) February 10, 2021 @overtime "You think every other person's boat is going to be dope?!" Gronk said. "Hell no! Their boats are going to suck! This boat's going to sink!" Tom Brady is such a VIP in the Tampa area, he gets a police escort on land and on water!!! The Tampa Bay Bucs QB just arrived to the official Super Bowl boat parade which will take place on the Hillsborough River -- where players, coaches and staff will float around the Davis Islands before ending up at Sparkman Wharf. Event organizers felt this was the safest way to celebrate the team since we're still in the middle of the COVID pandemic. … [Read more...] about Tom Brady Gets Floating Police Escort to Super Bowl Boat Parade!
The percentage of women and minority directors of episodic TV shows hit record highs this year, continuing the TV industry’s recent trend towards diversification, according to a new Directors Guild report. In the 2017-18 season, women directed 25% of all episodic shows – up from 21% last year and nearly double their percentage from five years ago. The percentage of minority directors also hit a new high, although their share of directing jobs grew at a slower pace than women’s. This year, they got 24% of all directing jobs, compared to 22% last year and 19% five years ago. African Americans directed 13%, the same as last year; Asian Americans directed 6%, up from 5%; and Latinos directed 5%, up from 4%. Men took the biggest hit – down from 79% last year to 75% this year. Native Americans weren’t mentioned in the report. Related Story DGA Study Finds First-Time Episodic TV Directors More Diverse Than Ever: Women Hit 41%, Minorities 33% “It’s encouraging to see … [Read more...] about DGA Report: Women & Minorities Score Record Share Of Episodic TV Directing Jobs
Peter S. Davis , the producer of the popular cult Highlander franchise, died in his sleep February 21 at home in Calabasas, CA, his son, Epic magazine co-founder Joshua Davis, told Deadline. He was 79. Davis began his career as a Wall Street lawyer and launched his own firm in his 20s before heading to Hollywood in 1977. He produced more than 20 films during his career, including the early Brad Pitt starrer Cutting Class (1988), Joe Pesci’s Family Enforcer aka Death Collector (1976), and Sam Peckinpah’s last film The Osterman Weekend (1983). He worked with Bob Shaye and Bill Panzer to produce New Line Cinema’s first film, Stunts starring Robert Forster. Above all, Davis is known for Highlander (1986), which began as an overlooked script written by UCLA undergrad Gregory Widen. Davis convinced Fox and Thorn/EMI to back the film in the early 1980s and recruited Sean Connery for the role of Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez. Cristopher Lambert was set to … [Read more...] about Peter S. Davis Dies: Producer Of ‘Highlander’ Franchise Was 79
Writer-producer Soo Hugh is getting into business with UCP . Hugh has signed a multi-year overall deal to develop, write and produce projects for the studio, a division of Universal Studio Group. As part of the deal, Hugh will launch an incubator program with the mandate of helping new Asian voices create shows and establish careers in the industry. Hugh is currently adapting Min Jin Lee’s international bestseller Pachinko as a drama series for Apple+. She also serves as showrunner and created the vision for the series, which chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Previously, Hugh was the co-showrunner for the first season of AMC’s The Terror, the critically-acclaimed drama produced by Ridley Scott and starring Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds and Tobias Menzies. Related Story 'Gaslit': Julia Roberts & Sean Penn-Fronted Watergate Drama Lands At Starz, Joel & Nash Edgerton Exit, Matt Ross Joins As Director & EP … [Read more...] about Writer-Producer Soo Hugh Inks Overall Deal With UCP; Launches Asian Incubator Program