Heather Stewart, the long-time British Film Institute executive, will step down from her role as Creative Director at the organization in September 2021 and will take up a new position as BFI Director Emeritus. In her new advisory role, she will continue to be an ambassador for the BFI, which awards public money to support UK film across the gamut of production, distribution, and exhibition. Going forward, she will focus on strategic archive development, worldwide fundraising and philanthropic engagement, and will also continue to contribute to the BFI’s cultural program as a guest curator, speaker and writer. The org will be recruiting a replacement Creative Director in due course. Stewart graduated from NYU Film School and started out at the BFI by handling the org’s first ever home entertainment release, paving the way for the BFI’s own DVD label. She has been in the role of Creative Director for a decade, overseeing the strategic leadership of the BFI’s cultural … [Read more...] about BFI Creative Director Heather Stewart To Step Down After 10 Years; Scorsese, McQueen, Nolan Pay Tribute
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Millennials have it rough. We’re underemployed. We’re overworked. We constantly have to live with the specter of betrayal from our generational heroes: JK Rowling’s conversion to TERFdom , for instance, or the realization that Barack Obama was not nearly as cool as we thought. We can’t replicate Jules’s eye makeup from Euphoria, no matter how many goddamn tutorials we watch. We’re too young to have witnessed Johnny Depp’s pre- Pirates physical peak, but too old to lust after Timothee Chalamet without feeling creepy. And on top of all of that, we are forced to confront the vestiges of our own mortality in the form of relentless, merciless roasting from Gen Z . 50 Things Millennials Know That Gen-Xers Don’t The latest example of this trend is the invention of the word “cheugy” (pronounced choog -ee), a slang term that recently went viral among the youths on TikTok . As reported by Taylor Lorenz at the New York Times, “cheugy” is a term used to describe an … [Read more...] about How Millennials Became Cheugy
4th Update, Sunday 10:17 AM Writethru: With chart As we were the first to say yesterday very early in the morning, it’s the lowest Easter weekend at the box office in well over a decade – actually, since 2003, per ComScore this morning (when it hit $107.1M), with the last three days totaling $110.8M in US/Canada ticket sales. This despite the fact that New Line’s $9M James Wan horror production, The Curse of La Llorona , over-performed and kicked its $15M-$17M tracking to the tune of $26.5M . This weekend’s domestic B.O. is also off 12% from the comparative three-day frame a year ago ($125.55M), which was also the pre-period prior to Avengers: Infinity War debuting. All of this speaks to the power of Avengers: Endgame, or specifically, a hands-down, must-see Marvel movie on the calendar: no major studio wants to program a tentpole and spend a $100M-plus global P&A to launch a movie in the weekend preceding a Marvel movie, even if it’s during a lucrative … [Read more...] about Lowest Easter Weekend At The B.O. Since 2003 Despite $26M+ Purse Of ‘La Llorona’ – Sunday AM Update
The subculture of Selena Quintanilla Pérez super-fandom, or Selenidad , was born out of grief. After the Queen of Tejano music was murdered on March 31st, 1995 — shot once in the back by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar — her Mexican American fans mourned her. For some it was like a close relative had been assassinated and an untouchable, living religious diva was extinguished before she could perform her miracles. When Dreaming of You , her first English-language album, was released posthumously that summer, it sold over 175,000 copies in a single day and eventually over 3 million copies. In her home state of Texas, they painted large murals of her, erected a statue, named a park in her honor and made her Corpus Christi music studio into a museum. All these decades later, fans still put her photos up on their Día De Muertos ofrendas and dress up in her most famous outfits on the anniversary of her death. Related Stories What to Watch in May: … [Read more...] about Who Owns Selena’s Legacy?
Wendy McMahon and Neeraj Khemlani , the new presidents and co-heads of CBS News and CBS Television Stations, outlined some of their initial plans for the newly combined division. On their first day on the job, McMahon and Khemlani wrote in a memo to employees that they are “in position to build at scale the premier local-to-global streaming news experience. By harnessing the power of our teams, we will be able to provide unparalleled, expansive on-the-ground reporting. That means reporters from New York to LA, Chicago to Dallas, London to Beijing and everywhere in between—all poised to deliver a choreography of coverage, a greater Eye on America and Eye on the world.” They also announced plans to expand CBS News’ Race and Culture Unit across their station and digital groups. Three more cities will be added to the local iterations of their streaming service, CBSN: Sacramento, Baltimore and Miami. Related Story CBS News To Launch Earth Day Series 'Our Planet In … [Read more...] about New CBS News And Stations Leaders Give A Glimpse Of Plans For Combined Division