13 Questions Why:
Editor Jacques Gravett

June 12, 2018

When Jacques Gravett, ACE, first started working in television, any talk of diversity in Hollywood was a long way off. The industry was comprised of mainly men, most of them white. […]

She’s Got the Music in Her:
Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe

June 12, 2018

Music editor Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe exemplifies the possibilities offered by the world of post-production if one is willing to throw oneself in and find one’s way. Yabe was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo, where she trained in violin and taught herself guitar. […]

NYT: How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood

May 22, 2018

When Boots Riley was done writing the screenplay for his comedy, he figured he needed several name actors and a budget of a few million dollars to actually get it made. He spent decades working as a community organizer, activist and […]

Salsa Night Fever at ‘Dede’s Disco’

April 25, 2018

The Guild’s Dede Allen Seminar Room was transformed into “Dede’s Disco” on a Saturday night, April 21, as members experienced an exciting evening of salsa dancing, Cuban food and socializing at Salsa Night Fever. […]

Jacobin: The Gender Pay Gap is Bigger than You Thought

April 21, 2018

“The wage gap discussion in the US has long struck me as being a little strange,” writes Matt Bruenig in Jacobin. “One side says that women make 20 percent less than men. Then the other side says that, once you control for the different labor […]

Hollywood’s ‘Race Films’ 1950-1952

April 20, 2018

“Some might be surprised to hear that some Blacks didn’t wait around a hundred years for Hollywood to act right when depicting Black life, or spend their careers begging for the segregated industry to give them Oscars,” writes Ishmael Reed in CounterPunch. “Things haven’t changed all that much since […]

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