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Washington — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a featured speaker at the MPAA’s Creativity Conference on Friday, and very diplomatically spoke about issues important to Hollywood (anti-piracy) and Silicon Valley (net neutrality).
But given the political environment, the event delved into the way that Hollywood is increasingly portraying women in positions of power, even as president, making it less of a novelty and more as a matter of fact.
“Women are great collaborators,” she declared, citing examples in which “it’s not [about] ego for women, it’s just how they get the job done….Let someone else take the lead. It’s easier for women to do.”
Pelosi suggested that the image of a woman as president should highlight that role as “a collaborator [who] is respectful of many other opinions, and has many other women in a collaboration. That doesn’t mean women’s thinking is any better than men. »
- Ted Johnson
In an intimate finish to the busy 2014/15 awards season, celebrities, industry executives and L.A.-area members of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) gathered Sunday at Hollywood’s The Pikey Café and Bar to pop champagne, mingle and toast the group’s annual Dorian Award picks for the finest in TV and film (revealed Jan. 20).From the release:In the mix: Transparent star Melora Hardin, Robert Michael Morris of The Comeback, actor and Lgbt-rights activist Wilson Cruz, ABC Studios honcho Patrick Moran, TV writer/creator Jordan Budde (Mistresses, The Client List), Space Station 76 producers Bob Hayes and Jim Burba, author Anna […] »
- April Neale
Every month, the Criterion Collection selects a number of cinematically and culturally important films and makes an effort to preserve them with specialized DVD and Blu-ray releases. For February 2015, the Criterion Collection brings a new mix of classic films into the modern era with new restorations that mark the first time they've ever been available in high-definition (usually). In the mix we have Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, Martin Rosen's animated adaptation of Richard Adams's Watership Down, Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself, Jean Renoir's A Day in the Country, Federico Fellini's Satyricon, and Yasujiro Ozu's An Autumn Afternoon.
For full details on all six releases, read on.
- Lex Walker
3 items from 2015
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