Brandon Hewlett responded to Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan on Finishing His Trilogy and the Movie Adaptation to Come with submitted 2017-05-23 12:13:41 -0400
Why releasing the last book in his wildly popular series this month
won't slow the writer down at all.
Credit: Julia Vitale for Vanity Fair
In 2013, Kevin Kwan wrote Crazy Rich Asians, the satirical saga of three super-rich Asian families behaving (and spending) badly. The novel—based, in part, on Kwan’s own childhood—received critical acclaim and became the basis for both an upcoming film starring Constance Wu and an absurdist, luxury-laden trilogy: China Rich Girlfriend, published in 2015, and now, Rich People Problems, published by Doubleday this month. Excerpt courtesy of Vanity Fair.
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Brandon Hewlett responded to Sesame Street Teaches Kids about Diversity with submitted 2017-03-29 14:09:37 -0400
Sesame Street's New Muppet Has Autism
and 3 Other Times the Show Taught Kids about Diversity
Credit: Katie Reilly for TIME
Sesame Street's newest muppet Julia, a 4-year-old girl with autism, will appear in an episode of the show for the first time next month, becoming the latest character to teach young viewers about diversity. Excerpt courtesy of TIME.
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Brandon Hewlett responded to What Does a Diverse Hollywood Look Like? with submitted 2017-03-09 11:36:28 -0500
A class in film directing at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Credit: Hilary Swift for The New York Times
Amanda Reyes was auditioning for her umpteenth acting role in New York City recently when the casting director asked her to “be more ghetto.” It was nothing new. She had worked for several years in Los Angeles, and the acting parts for Latinas were for teenage moms, gang bangers and hustlers — never the protagonist — and more often than not, an offensive stereotype.
“I go through this almost every audition,” Ms. Reyes, 27, said. “It beats you down.” So a few years ago, before the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, she decided to take action and study screenwriting close to home, at the University of North Texas in Denton. “I had to see if I could write genuine Latina roles,” she said.
She developed a short film, which made it into some small festivals. Then she applied to the new Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn, which opened its doors a year and a half ago. Excerpt courtesy of The New York Times.
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Brandon Hewlett published 2017 NAMIC Leadership Seminar Scholarships in News Updates 2017-02-01 12:41:53 -0500
NAMIC is pleased to announce the first of three (3) 2017 NAMIC Leadership Seminar scholarship opportunities for eligible professionals of color from small cable operators and programmers that might otherwise not have adequate resources to support participation in this transformational learning experience.Read more