(from press release)
(from press release)
On August 14, Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, the stuntwoman for Zazie Beetz’s character Domino in the upcoming Deadpool 2 movie was tragically killed while performing a motorcycle stunt on set. Since then, there has been much speculation as to whether or not her death could have been prevented and whether or lack of experience, lack of safety gear and some have even speculated diversity was to blame. The more I read, the more I realized that the majority of the reporting was very one-sided, leaning towards the “here’s another unqualified diversity hire” direction. So I decided to unpack this a bit in an attempt to separate fact from media spin.
A couple of weeks ago, every time I checked my twitter feed, I saw another announcement about Science Fiction Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin. Not only did the second book in her trilogy The Obelisk Gate win a Hugo Award for Best Novel, but The Fifth Season was picked up by TNT to be developed into a new TV show and her newest work The Stone Sky just hit the NY Times Best Seller list. N.K. Jemisin just.keeps.winning.
As reported yesterday by Deadline, the popular comic book BLACK created by Kwanza Osajeyfo, Tim Smith 3, Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle and Sarah Litt has been optioned by Studio 8 to be made into a film by Executive Vice President Jon Silk who will oversee development along with co-executive Rishi Rajan.Matteo Pizzolo (Calexit) is producing for Black Mask Studios,
Remember Gurren Lagan? Well in honor of the 10th anniversary of the awesome anime series, Aniplex of America is planning a special event at Otakon in D.C. this month. The event will feature the voiceover talent from the English language dub of the show as well as a special gift box set re-release of the series.
BBC America dropped the news like a Beyoncé album this morning and I as well as many other fans of Doctor Who lost our collective minds. The 13th Doctor, who is essentially the previous 12th Doctor (played wonderfully by Peter Capaldi) in regenerated form, will be played by Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker is actually best known for her roles on the BBC’s hit show Broadchurch as well as movies like Attack the Block and One Day. If you haven’t finished Season 10 of Doctor Who I won’t spoil it for you but let’s just say at one point I was wondering if the Doctor was going to be able to regenerate at all. I am happy that for the first time in the show’s 54 year history they decided to make the Doctor a woman. But before all you SJW-haters hit your keyboards with reckless abandon, let me remind you
If you are in New York this weekend,m you should ABSOLUTELY attend the second annual Game Devs Of Color Expo is on Saturday, June 24th at 11AM! The first of its kind to occur at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY. The event will feature panel discussions, presentations and a fully playable arcade highlighting the breadth of experiences and cultures that can be tapped by the games industry.
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