The partnership combines Screen Queensland and with Wattpad’s data-backed approach to development. The companies will use Wattpad’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology to identify stand-out stories for development from the extensive library from the storytelling platform. The partnership will also allow the companies to use data-backed audience insights throughout the development process. … [Read more...] about Wattpad Enters First Australian Partnership With Screen Queensland
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What do you say to someone who says, “Why are we talking about H.R. 1 right now when so many other crises need addressing — the pandemic, the economic downturn?”Obviously we respect the priority of pandemic relief and dealing with the economic crisis that families are facing across the country. The Congress is firmly committed to partnering with the incoming administration to address those crises, no question. But I think at the same time, people have anxiety about the strength of the democracy at this point. And particularly coming off this attack on the Capitol, the citadel of liberty and democracy in our country, people want to see us taking action to strengthen the democracy. I think that is a very natural additional thing we can do in this moment to give people confidence and hope. … [Read more...] about Democrats Have a Plan to Start Rebuilding American Democracy. Can They Get It Done?
As he tucks into a plate of steak and eggs I ask him what a white man, a onetime Oath Keeper, is doing leading a gun-rights march for black people. Without missing a beat, Andrews launches into a vehement attack on the police. He says that during his first trip to Ferguson, the St. Louis County cops tried “illegally” to disband his rooftop outpost and that during his second, Chief Jon Belmar, who runs the force, harassed him and his men for carrying weapons in the city despite the fact that it was legal. Andrews tells me that he walked away from these encounters, and from what he’d seen of how the local black community is treated, convinced that Belmar and his officers were “serial rights abusers” who either didn’t know — or, worse, didn’t care — about the law. … [Read more...] about The Oath Keeper Who Wants to Arm Black Lives Matter
ABDUL-MATEEN: I definitely am. I’m in the process right now, working with my manager to start my production company, and one of the things that I’m going to do with that is find new voices, find voices from places like the places where I come from—West Oakland, New Orleans, Louisiana. [I’m going to] really mine those places for the stories that should be told, for those universes, and the adventures that go on in those places. I think that once I get in the position that I find myself in, it’s my responsibility to make sure that other people have the same opportunity to walk in the same shoes. They have amazing stories and experiences to tell, so a lot of it is finding and cultivating talent, and things like that, so that we can not only develop and serve those communities, but get new, fresh voices and stories. I definitely want to be a part of the body that ushers in that new energy. … [Read more...] about Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Channels The Indomitable Spirit Of Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale In ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’: “I Wore That Like A Badge Of Honor”