The mistreatment and persecution of the LGBTQ community in Chechnya has been an ongoing issue, but in March 2017 a glaring spotlight was put on the Russian republic as reports of gay and bisexual men being abducted, tortured, beaten and even killed at the hands of authorities started coming to the forefront. Oscar-nominated director David France did not waste any time in deciding to confront this issue head-on with the documentary Welcome to Chechnya , which debuts June 30 on HBO . In a place where there are no protections for those in the LGBTQ community and where they are openly mistreated and oppressed, France already had a volatile landscape to navigate. In the documentary, he follows a group of undercover activists in Chechnya who risk their lives to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape an oppressive system. We are introduced David Isteev, the Crisis Response Coordinator for the nation-wide Russian LGBT Network as well as Olga … [Read more...] about ‘Welcome To Chechnya’ Director David France Talks Dangerous Risks And Lifesaving Hope Of LGBTQ Docu
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Recently, Naagin 5 which starred Surbhi Chandna and Sharad Malhotra in the lead roles, was revamped. The spin-off of the supernatural show titled Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein was premiered on February 7, 2021, and now, it is being said that the show is under the scanner! It might go off-air by the end of this month if the ratings do not go up. Kuch Toh Hai that features Krishna Mukherjee and Harsh Rajput in the lead roles, is a finite show which will last for 3 to 4 months. A source revealed to TOI that the crew members and actors are aware of the buzz and are hoping that the ratings go up in the next couple of weeks. The source said, "The show replaced Sharad Malhotra-Surbhi Chandna's Naagin 5 and it is a spin-off. Kuch Toh Hai started on February 7 and it has been only around 5-6 episodes so far. It is too early to predict that the show will go off-air, but during the pandemic when quick decisions are taken pertaining to TV shows that do … [Read more...] about Naagin 5 Spin-Off Kuch Toh Hai: Naagin Ek Naye Rang Mein Under Scanner; Might Go Off-Air If TRPs Do Not Go Up!
Zack Snyder will be given the first-ever Valiant Award at the 4th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards ceremony on Friday. Snyder, who helmed Man of Steel , Batman v Superman , and the upcoming Zack Snyder's Justice League , is being honored for how he and his wife Deborah responded to the death of their daughter by suicide in March 2017. At the time, Zack Snyder stepped down from his directing duties on Justice League and the pair have since worked to raise money to help prevent others from experiencing the same pain. "As a fan of Synder's ever since Dawn of the Dead , I couldn't be happier that we will be acknowledging his visionary filmmaking and resilience to overcome any obstacles," HCA chair Scott Menzel said in a statement on Wednesday. RELATED: Army of the Dead Footage Showcases Zack Snyder's First Time Out as a Cinematographer In a statement of her own, HCA chair Ashley Menzel added: "As someone whose own life was impacted due to suicide, I was … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder to Receive First-Ever Valiant Award from Hollywood Critics Association
With Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out as we speak, the big topic in the entertainment industry this year is the possibility of the nightlife and touring world returning in 2021. The conversation about how to return to normal once restrictions are lifted has created many questions, most of which cannot yet be answered. Will proof of vaccinations have to be confirmed before entrance? Will there be rapid tests on-site before entry? Will a six-feet-apart rule be enforced? Or will promoters, venues and artists just have to further adapt to digital concerts and perfect the streaming experience for fans to better enjoy from their screens at home? What will our new normal be like for the creatures of the night? Related Dozens of Companies Launching Deals and Discounts for Frontline and Healthcare Workers Watch Dolly Parton Get Her Covid Vaccination and Implore 'Cowards' to Get Theirs Related Why the Band's 'The Last Waltz' Is the Greatest Concert Movie of … [Read more...] about The Struggle Independent Promoters, Nightlife and Concerts Face in 2021
¡Ay, caramba! The longest-running primetime scripted series in television history keeps carrying on. Fox has renewed Emmy-winning The Simpsons for its 33rd and 34th seasons, taking the series to 2023 and a total of 757 episodes, both new records. “Woo Hoo! With any luck the show will soon be older than I am,” noted Homer Simpson. The Simpsons renewal follows similar two-season pickup s for the other two tentpoles of Fox’s Sunday animation block last fall when the network renewed flagship Family Guy for Seasons 19 and 20 and the Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers for a 12th and 13th season. All three shows come from 20th Television. This also marks a second consecutive two-year pickup for The Simpsons. Related Story Fox's 'Prodigal Son' Drops Season 2 Trailer Featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones & Alan Cumming As Season 1 Debuts On HBO Max “My biggest move was in the very beginning when I decided to never uncross my fingers,” said executive producer James … [Read more...] about ‘The Simpsons’ Renewed For Seasons 33 & 34 By Fox