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Did the BLM movement end ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’?

Did the BLM movement end ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’?

Entertainment, Explainer, Explainers, protest, Racism, Watch
Heart-breaking announcement by the creators of cop comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine in February 2021 for ending the show with Season 8 on NBC, appear to fans as an extended support for the BLM movement.  A scene from the comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Source: Twitter/@nbcbrooklyn99 "The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory,” the show took to twitter sharing a letter from the producer and co-creator Dan Goor.  https://twitter.com/nbcbrooklyn99/status/1359958366433341440 Brooklyn Nine-Nine will drop it's last season in the later half of 2021, according to NBC. The team scrapped the script of the first four episodes as series star and co-producer Andy Samberg told People," We're taking a step back, and the writers are all r
The ‘Locked’ Actors in the lockdown cities

The ‘Locked’ Actors in the lockdown cities

Art, Covid-19, Culture, Entertainment, musicians, Theatre
Theatres in the cities Tier 2 and below can be reopened after Boris Johnson publicly announced new rules about the end of lockdown in 3 December, which is undoubtedly the best opportunity for some of the actors to return to the stage.  Since UK lockdown in March, many actors are out of work. "They're very talented, but they can't stand on stage," said a cabaret teacher, who has seen actors around her lose their jobs one after another. Jody Zimmerman, a musical theatre actress, did the latest performance before pandemic. Photo by Jody Zimmerman A 'locked' year for actors Grace Beazleigh, who was learning music theatre and graduated from Lain Theatre Art Collage this year, has been eager to perform on stage, but the sudden lockdown in March made it difficult for her. "When ...
‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

brexit, Culture, Entertainment, EU talents, Film, TV
What does Brexit mean for the film industry?  The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st of December will change the way UK and EU screen operations run. https://youtu.be/3bHLSiclCL4 What about the Movement of People, Visas and Immigration?  In the past, the UK's TV and film industries have utilised the advantage of free movement, and thrived on this agreement. Discussions are still ongoing on whether UK nationals will have the ability to get short term work permits, for filming contracts.  “My main concern lies with immigration,”  Sir William Sargent, the chief executive of leading VFX firm told the BFI (British Film industry): “We are a classic cluster – a European centre of excellence. If we mishandle immigration, we will damage that.” Fran
What is Colorblind Casting and its cause?

What is Colorblind Casting and its cause?

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, Uncategorized
It is not uncommon to see casting director using white actors instead of Blacks or Asians in stage or films, even though they may not match the original description of the playwright. Many people take it as colorblind casting, which is the non-traditional casting without considering the actor’s ethnicity. However, it is just a partial meaning of this term. In practice, colorblind casting has a broader usage. It can be white people who play the role of black. In turn, black people can also be cast the characters that used to be performed by the whites, although it is rare. In addition, this term is not only shown on the casting process but a principle that can be utilized when the playwright creates the characters. Under this guidance, the author does not point out the races of the charact
How to make your bread during COVID-19

How to make your bread during COVID-19

Covid-19, Entertainment, Explainer, Explainers, Food, Health, Media
During COVID-19, supermarkets are locations at risk for older adults over 60. Stay safe at home and improve your cooking skills. Why not start making your own bread? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNV2JGZq1w The World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak of Coronavirus a pandemic on the 11 March 2020. The disease has been detected in more than 200 countries. In the United Kingdom over 80’000 cases have been confirmed and 12’000 death have been registered. To stem the spread of COVID-19, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has put the country under a lockdown. Citizens are asked to leave their homes only for essential supplies and food. However, going shopping in grocery store has become a real uphill battle and a risky journey. It seems obvious to wonder if doing
TikTok for everyone during coronavirus quarantine: an explainer

TikTok for everyone during coronavirus quarantine: an explainer

Adults, Covid-19, Culture, Entertainment, Explainer, Explainers, Music, Social media, Tech, Technology, Uncategorized
Have you wondered what your family is doing dancing around the house and singing all the time? Here you have your answer: Coronavirus quarantine is driving a global TikTok boom. The app has been named as a fun family bonding activity as it brings people together in a funny way and allows you to share your quarantine with others. It’s one of the most downloaded apps around the world and already holds users of all ages. Animation by Beatriz Bandeira WHAT IS TIK TOK? TikTok is one of the quickest-growing social media platforms worldwide, with more than 800 million active users. If you want to be more surprised, the TikTok app has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times on the App Store and Google Play. The app aims to record and publish short videos, which can take from 15 to 6
How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

How influencers make money on social media? || Explainer video

Celebrity, children, Entertainment, Experience, Explainer, Explainers, Instagram, Media, Social media, Technology, trends, Uncategorized, Video
You probably already heard about influencers and them earning cash by being active on social media. You perhaps also follow at least one of them. But did you ever wonder how they do it? And if you can be one as well? Then let's look at our explainer video to find out more! https://youtu.be/Dn05IOFAziU
Stunt casting: The death of the British actor?

Stunt casting: The death of the British actor?

Culture, Entertainment, Instagram, London, Social media, Theatre
Miranda Hart in 'Annie', Joe Sugg and Ashley Roberts in 'Waitress', David Hasselhoff in '9 to 5' and soon Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Sunday in the Park with George'. British theatre is filled to the brim with famous names and celebrity casting, so what does that mean for the profession and the people invested in it? Stunt casting has become a common occurrence in the UK and referees to a practice where the casting of a role is used to generate media attention.  Investing in shows based on already successful books and movies and hiring big names to create and star in them has proven a receipe for sucess. The West End earned an estimated 765 million pounds in box office revue last year, but is this way of casting giving unknown actors a fair chance? Casting based on social media presence Earlier
Ted Baker ignored staff warnings about ‘sketchy’ inventory record in May 2018

Ted Baker ignored staff warnings about ‘sketchy’ inventory record in May 2018

Breaking News, Business, Data Journalism, Education, Entertainment
The company which has a trading update due on 11 December is speculated to have known about the inventory blunder long before the records became public. Ted Baker employees tried to alert the luxury clothing brand about the mishandled inventory information as early as May 2018, per multiple employees working in their London headquarters. This chimes with the appointment of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the law firm appointed by the company to look into this miscalculation of inventory value - which also suggested Ted Baker knew of concerns about the problematic data earlier than it had publicly said. The operations team under new chief executive Lindsay Page is struggling to come up with a turnaround plan and the £20 - £25 million hit is making it difficult for investors to believe