Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
Boyd will oversee communications strategy and operations for Participant’s film and documentary division, its new TV network Pivot and its digital lifestyle brand TakePart.
Boyd most recently served as exec VP of global communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, handling its corporate communications and social responsibility teams. She was also a studio representative for the Motion Picture Association and Creative America Coalition.
Boyd will report directly to Participant CEO Jim Berk.
“Ann is a highly respected communications professional with experience leading digital and traditional entertainment companies and global brands,” Berk said. “As Participant expands both globally and into new media, Ann will lead a multiplatform communications group charged with increasing the visibility of our content and reach of our social impact.”
Before joining Sony in 2008, Boyd was VP of corporate communications for Fox Interactive Media,
John Legend, nine-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter, will take the stage on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Academy’s official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball.
“John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists,” said Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball. “We’re thrilled he will be joining us to celebrate this year’s achievements in film, and for what promises to be a most memorable evening.”
Legend’s critically acclaimed 2004 debut album, “Get Lifted,” garnered eight Grammy nominations and earned him a win for best R&B album. That year he also won best new artist of the year and best male R&B vocal performance for the hit single “Ordinary People.” His fourth solo album, “Love in the Future,” is nominated for best R&B album at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball, noted the singer’s accomplishments and said in a statement, “John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists.”
Legend received eight Grammy nominations for his 2004 debut album “Get Lifted” and won the awards for R&B album, new artist of the year and male R&B vocal performance for his hit song “Ordinary People.” Legend’s most recent album “Love in the Future” earned him a R&B album nomination at this year’s Grammys. The artist’s songs have also been featured on the soundtracks of films including “Waiting for Superman,” “Think Like a Man” and “Django Unchained.
Here’s a rundown of all the awkward moments and performances that you may have missed during your Nye festivities:
8:00-10:00 p.m. Et: I foolishly miss Icona Pop and Blondie’s performance during New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Presents The 30 Greatest Women
Launched by Crackle, the multi-platinum entertainment network behind Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee among other ventures, Playing it Forward will feature surprise street performance of some of the biggest’s names in music across the country, all benefiting music education and charities of the artists’ choice with a $100,000 donation from Crackle. Playing it Forward is
In 2010, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim directed and co-wrote "Waiting for Superman," a documentary that took a frank look at the failures of the American educational system as it showed parents trying to get their children in charter schools.
Much of the media attention for the film focused on a segment that showed how teachers unions fiercely protect political alliances and policies and teachers' job security, often at the expense of needed financial overhauls.
In a two-hour special called "Teach," airing Friday, Sept. 6, on CBS, Guggenheim puts the focus back on exceptional teachers, following four public-school instructors through the 2012-2013 school year.
8 pm Teach (CBS) | Two-hour special: Celebs (including Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer and We Are Men‘s Jerry O’Connell) honor educators in this look at America’s school system. Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman) directs.
8 pm Dear Dumb Diary (Hallmark
Seaworld has received harsh criticism by viewers of Blackfish recently and the company has begun an intense PR campaign, which involved a detailed critique of the movie that was sent to reviewers before they screened the film.
This is an interesting development as it shows the cultural impacts that documentaries
Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt last October by the Taliban. She was shot in the neck and head when gunmen opened fire on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley after being targeted for speaking out for girls’ education in her community.
The project is being produced in association with and fully financed by Imagenation Abu Dhabi. Parkes and MacDonald have a long-standing partnership with Imagenation.
Yousafzai was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest such nominee in history. The United Nations and Gordon Brown, the organization’s special envoy for education, declared July 12, 2013 as “Malala Day” in support of her global education campaign.
The film will include her July 12 speech to the Un General Assembly, her first major public address since being shot.
The Oscar-winning director of Al Gore environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth is to bring the story of teenage Pakistani women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an attack by the Taliban, to the big screen.
Davis Guggenheim, who also directed the acclaimed documentary Waiting for Superman, about failures in the American public education system, will take charge of the cameras on the as-yet-untitled project.
Yousafzai, who gave a celebrated speech at the United Nations last week about her hopes for the future on her 16th birthday, was targeted by a gunman as she rode home on a bus after school last October. Militants hoped to silence the teenager and destroy her campaign for girls' education in the troubled Swat valley in Pakistan. But the bullet, which passed through
The list, published by The Hollywood Reporter, includes actors, cinematographers, designers, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, "members-at-large," musicians, producers, PR folks, short filmmakers and animators, sound technicians, visual effects artists, and writers.
Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Mortimer, Sandra Oh, Jason Schwartzman, and Michael Peña are among the roster of actors, while "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig made the directors' cut.
"We did not change our criteria at all," says Academy president Hawk Koch of this year's larger-than-usual class. "Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn't in the Academy but who deserved to be.
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