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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Play video content Rochester Police 1:15 PM PT -- New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is looking into the incident, which she called "deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable." The A.G. adds ... "Such use of force and pepper spray should never be deployed against a child, period." James is also calling for "drastic reform" at the Rochester Police Department "to ensure that mental health professionals and child advocates are actually responding to people in need and when minors are involved, and that this type of behavior never occurs again." Rochester Police are under fire for detaining and pepper spraying a child who'd been reported as suicidal, and body cam video of the incident is disturbing. Officers had handcuffed the 9-year-old girl during the Friday domestic violence call. Police say her mother was worried the girl would harm herself or others. While walking the child to a patrol car, she fell to the snowy ground, began … [Read more...] about Rochester Police Pepper Spray 9-year-old Girl, A.G. Calls It ‘Disturbing’
Imax ’s first-quarter results met Wall Street analysts’ expectations and showed signs of the movie industry’s rebound from the depths of Covid-19 a year ago. Net losses per share narrowed to 25 cents in the quarter, from 82 cents a year ago, better than analysts’ consensus for 26 cents. Total revenue rose 11% to $38.8 million, a hair lower than the Street’s forecast for $39 million. Box office receipts in Imax venues showed their first year-to-year quarterly increase since the start of the pandemic, reaching $110 million globally. In the year-earlier period, which was when theaters shut down in the U.S., Europe and other regions, box office was $95.2 million. While Imax doesn’t keep all of the box office, of course, the metric is a good way to gauge how fast turnstiles are spinning. Related Story Joe Biden Gives Congress A Speech That Could Have Come Straight From Aaron Sorkin, Or LBJ - Review Addressing analysts on the company’s earnings call, CEO Rich Gelfond … [Read more...] about Imax Q1 Box Office Posts First Year-To-Year Gain Since Start Of Pandemic As Results Hit Wall Street Targets
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
Bill and Melinda Gates, who built a large and multi-faceted philanthropic organization that became the focus for Bill Gates after he left Microsoft , are splitting. The couple announced their decision on Twitter. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement. “We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.” Bill Gates had established himself as one of the most wealthy and successful tech executives in the world by the time the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched in 2000. It set out to tackle extreme poverty and health issues around the world, making strides in curbing malaria and other diseases and delivering resources. Warren Buffett, long a mentor of Gates in the business world, also was heavily … [Read more...] about Bill And Melinda Gates Split After 27 Years: “We No Longer Believe We Can Grow Together As A Couple”