Diversity at Award Ceremonies? Septimius Awards 2022
Kevin Willmott at Septimius Awards 2022 in Amsterdam winning a Lifetime Achievement AwardSeptimius Awards. While most award ceremonies claim to be diverse, the truth is that the reality usually pans out differently. For example most award ceremonies in Europe showcase films of European film makers and most award ceremonies in America show American films. Despite white people being a minority among the races they are overrepresented in film. Most film festival owners are white and most films shown overly represent white actors and film makers. Jan-Willem Breure realized this when he immigrated to The Netherlands. So he founded the Septimius Awards, an award ceremony with a goal to embrace true diversity. Septimius Awards is an International ceremony showcasing Feature Films, Documentaries, Shorts and Animations. Their goal is to showcase prestigious international films and projects from around the world and grant awards to the best nominees at the yearly event. But what makes the Septimius Awards unique from other award ceremonies is their outreach program. Unlike most award ceremonies, who open their submission to all countries, Septimius Awards does specific outreach to increase diversity. Honoring prominent people such as the writer of Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Tragic Life Of Elvis Presley, Put Into One Great Movie
Last week, the new music film Elvis premiered. A wonderful film about the life of the superstar who turned the lives of millions of people upside down between the 1950s and 1970s.
Shining Girls and Mare of Easttown: Bingeworthy Series That Show How Far Cinema Has Fallen
Streaming has come a long way. While movie theaters offer up an endless succession of Marvel sequels, services like HBO, Apple TV+, Hulu, Netflix and others are producing original content that features A-list actors.
Lost World: Dominion - a Dozen Things You Didn't Know
Wild Orchid Media & Entertainment Network (WOMEN), the Parent Company of The Veracity Report, Presents the Latest Episode in its ‘Dozen-(P)DKs’ Series. It’s been quite a while since we’ve visited with our old friends – that is, both the modern bipedal ones and the prehistoric ones. It was great to see the original cast back together as hints that this is probably the last movie in the franchise loom largely through the plot of this film. As such, we hope you’ll enjoy this installment of A Dozen—(P)DKs.
A Dozen Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Top Gun: Maverick
Wild Orchid Media & Entertainment Network (WOMEN), the Parent company of The Veracity Report, Presents the Latest Episode in its ‘Dozen-PDKs’ Series. By now, it’s no secret that Tom Cruise and company are setting the box office ablaze with the newly released Top Gun: Maverick. Frankly, it’s the first time in a long time that the movie industry has been set on fire by anything except empty seats and we have to admit, even though we’ve complained about the industry for decades, it’s kind of nice to see.
Favorite Restaurants and Activities to Take in Around Tucson
There's plenty of nightlife around downtown Tucson.Andrew Ling/Unsplash. Around greater Tucson, there are plenty of activities to take in throughout the year. While the sweltering summer heat might make some of those outdoor activities a bit of a challenge, there are still plenty of indoor activities to take in, restaurants to enjoy, and beverages to sip. Everyone has their own “must-see” destinations, favorite restaurants, and cozy shops they like to kick their feet up and relax in. For anyone interested in (possibly) something new to try at some point in the coming months, here are a handful of the most enjoyable sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, at least according to me.
Triple Threat No Spoiler Film Review
A festival circuit win of Audience Choice Award, Best Feature, Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast, Triple Threat is a PRIDE month must-watch!. Triple Threat Official Movie PosterMelanie Márquez, Senior Publicist & Events Manager/M4PR.
Film Review - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
*Introducing Film Reviews from Morristown Minute's Editor - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) ★★. “Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magi-zoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.”
Opinion: This is the best movie of all time
My mother recently told me about her favorite movie. "This movie changed my life," she said. "Let me tell you about the best movie of all time," my mother continued. "I have a few other favorite movies that I enjoyed, but let's just say this one pulled on my heartstrings. If you have ever loved someone in your life but didn't end up with that person, you will relate."
Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Theaters
(Colorado Springs, CO) School is out, and it is time to find activities to fill the calendar. A family-friendly, affordable way to beat the summer heat is with some big-screen entertainment in an air-conditioned theater.
The First Reviews For Jurassic World: Dominion Are In
Disclaimer: The following information was gathered from RottenTomatoes and is for educational purposes. The long-awaited finale to the Jurassic Park franchise is finally here. At least, internationally. The United States will have to wait a couple more days to see the film, but the first reviews are already out.
Some movies with Christian themes everyone can enjoy
I’ll be the first to admit Christian movies often miss the mark. In an era where vibrant stories and characters can be brought to life using spectacular art, technology and cinematography, it is disappointing to see the Christian film industry recycle old plots and clichés.
Enjoy "The Wizard of Oz" on Big Screens in ATL to Celebrate Judy Garland's 100th Birthday
Yellow brick road travelers, get ready. To celebrate Judy Garland's 100th birthday, multiple theatres in the greater Atlanta area are offering special big-screen showings of The Wizard of Oz on June 5 and 6.
We're Off to See the Wizard of Oz In Kennesaw For Judy Garland's 100th Birthday
The Yellow Brick Road leads to the AMC Barrett Commons Theatre in Kennesaw on June 5 and 6 for a special big screen showing of The Wizard of Oz, commemorating the 100th birthday of star Judy Garland.
Young adult fiction can spread unhealthy ideas about relationships
When I was in the seventh grade, the hit television series Pretty Little Liars starring Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell finally made its grand debut on Netflix. The older girls at my school had been raving about the books by Sara Shepard for years, so we were excited to see what all the hype was about.
The tragic childhood of the Dionne quintuplets
Since the dawn of mass media, the public has been obsessed with making celebrities out of children. Consumers enjoy finding young people to fawn over, with producers generating mass amounts of merchandise and stories to profit from their images.
Compton Rapper The Game Joins "Bosco" Movie Soundtrack Along with Snoop Dogg and Steven Young
The "Bosco" Movie soundtrack is gaining a lot of buzz because of the superstars involved with the project. Snoop Dogg, Steven Young, and Dave East were added to the soundtrack first with "21 More Questions," a remake of 50 cents smash hit "21 More Questions". Steven Young is an RnB singer from the New York area that currently has songs in rotation on Rock The Bells Radio and Eminem's station Shade 45. Now rapper The Game is joining the soundtrack, and the music is sure to be a hit.
Your 2022 summer movie guide
People watching Game of thrones in cinemaKrists Luhaers/Unsplash. The Coronavirus has certainly had an impact on the movie industry and early this year there were suggesting moviegoers were ready to head back to theaters to enjoy the cinematic experience. This list may not be the summer lineup you were used to pre-pandemic, however, there are plenty of great titles to look forward to.
Catch free movies on one of Denver's biggest screens every Thursday through October
(DENVER, Colo.) Located in the heart of McGregor Square, The Rally Hotel hosts movie nights at 6 p.m. every Thursday as part of Movies at McGregor. The 182-room hotel will host the free movie nights now through October with six themed movie series including avenged, rewind, sing-a-long, girls night out, untamed and McGregor scare. All the series take place on McGregor Square's massive 66-foot LED screen.
Revisiting the Abandoned “Star Wars: Underworld” Television Series
George Lucas’ abandoned “Star Wars” television series shot several minutes of test footage and was planned as a major release in the pre-streaming era. As “Obi-Wan Kenobi” nears its Disney Plus debut, will “Underworld” be reconsidered?