3 items from 2014
Real-life horrors are all around, and few are more terrifying than the fear of becoming mentally ill and spiraling down into an abyss of depression and despair. But there's always hope, as shown in Elizabeth Swados' My Depression: A Picture Book, now an animated short film.
My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It had its world premiere during this past spring's Tribeca Film Festival, and we were fortunate enough to grab a few moments with one of the film's voice stars, the incomparable Sigourney Weaver.
We know... My Depression isn't really a horror movie by any stretch, but when you're given an opportunity to speak with Ms. Weaver, you grab it! And we can't imagine anyone complaining too loudly about learning more about such a timely, powerful, and inspiring story.
The iconic Ms. Weaver talks voicing the main character in theater legend Elizabeth Swados »
- Heather Buckley
Exclusive: Disney Channel is staying in the family for the leads of its newest pilot, Growing Up And Down, which has been given green light. Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) and Adam Irigoyen (Shake It Up) will topline the family comedy as adult parents who suddenly and inexplicably are transformed into teenagers again. Cecilia Balagot and Noah Centineo co-star as their teenage kids, who now must navigate high school with their parents — a couple with the daunting task of re-living their adolescence under the critical eyes of their children. Barry Wernick and Steve Leff wrote the pilot, production on which will begin in August. Related: Disney Channel Orders Zendaya-Starrer ‘K.C. Undercover’ »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Rhodes's upcoming Channel 4 show, The Great Instrument Amnesty, sees the classical pianist attempting to find unwanted instruments to give to pupils keen to learn how to play.
However, speaking at Channel 4's factual showcase last night, Rhodes admitted that he was shocked at the state of music lessons in the country and hit out at Gove, the secretary of state for education.
"Music education in this country in the space of a generation has been obliterated," he said. "When I was a kid, it didn't seem to matter if you went to the posh school or the local comprehensive - there were music lessons, there were school orchestras, there were music classes, and it was an integral part not just of my life, but of the life of the school and the curriculum. »
3 items from 2014
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