Women In Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering women across the globe in the music industry, has launched a new diversity and inclusion council comprised of industry executives.The council, which was announced on Tuesday, includes Concord’s Chissy Nkemere, Atlantic Records’ Nikisha Bailey, Pandora’s Sonja Kim, Asylum Records’ Michael Adams Jr., and the Music Business Association’s Nick Maiale, as well as Nevarez PR’s Mayna Nevarez and Northwestern Mutual’s Jeff Hammer.“Our goal in creating the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Women In Music is to make sure we are being intentional in all of our work, and to meet the needs of underrepresented groups that too often go unaddressed under the larger gender equity umbrella,” Nicole Barsalona, president of Women In Music, said in a statement. “We want to open up the conversation in a real and impactful way — for women of color, for the LGBTQ community, for our male allies, and more — to create a safer, more inclusive and more equitable music industry for all.”Also Read: The Biggest Earners in Music in 2019, From Taylor Swift to Drake (Photos)Women In Music is also creating a series of educational events in eight different countries. As part of the organization’s 50/50 initiative, which aims for equal representation in the music industry, Women In Music will be inviting underrepresented speakers and performers to its conferences.“Since the start of my career, I’ve contributed my time and words to achieving collective social justice and equality — in and out of music,” Nkemere, who will chair the diversity and inclusion council, said in a statement to The Wrap. “As a young black woman and the daughter of immigrants, I am a walking expression of how diverse our business has yet to become. There is a full range of creativity in young talent that we have yet to foster and empower past entry-level through to executive leadership.”Read original story Women In Music Launches Diversity and Inclusion Council At TheWrap
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The nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are in the books, with all the contenders that have been selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to compete at next month’s awards show announced bright and early Monday.On the film side, the top honor, Best Motion Picture – Drama, will come down to “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Joker,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.” In the musical and comedy category, the nominated films are “Dolemite Is My Name,” “JoJo Rabbit,” “Knives Out,” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” and “Rocketman.”As for TV, the best drama series race includes “Big Little Lies,” “The Crown,” “Killing Eve,” “The Morning Show” and “Succession,” and the comedy category is a competition between “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Politician.”Also Read: Golden Globes Nominees by the Numbers: Netflix Rules in Both TV and FilmThe 2020 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, take place Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 8/7c on NBC.Meher Tatna is president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, executive chairman of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, CEO of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman, executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.See the full list of nominees in both the TV and film categories below.Also Read: 2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From 'Beyond Excited' to 'Truly Blessed'TV Best Television Series – Drama “Big Little Lies,” HBO “The Crown,” Netflix “Killing Eve,” BBC America “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+ “Succession,” HBOBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Netflix) Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (BBC America) Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+) Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Brian Cox, “Succession” (HBO) Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA Network) Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” (Netflix) Billy Porter, “Pose” (FX)Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy “Barry,” HBO “Fleabag,” Amazon Prime Video “The Kominsky Method,” Netflix “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime Video “The Politician,” NetflixAlso Read: Golden Globes 2020: See the Nominees (Photos)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix) Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video) Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” (Showtime) Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” (Netflix) Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video)Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO) Ben Platt, “The Politician” (Netflix) Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself” (Netflix) Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “Catch-22,” Hulu “Chernobyl,” HBO “Fosse/Verdon,” FX “The Loudest Voice,” Showtime “Unbelievable,” NetflixBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Joey King, “The Act” (Hulu) Helen Mirren, “Catherine The Great” (HBO) Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Christopher Abbott, “Catch-22” (Hulu) Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy” (Netflix) Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” (Showtime) Jared Harris, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon” (FX)Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Patricia Arquette, “The Act” (Hulu) Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown” (Netflix) Toni Collette, “Unbelievable” (Netflix) Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Emily Watson, “Chernobyl” (HBOBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix) Kieran Culkin, “Succession” (HBO) Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video) Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl” (HBO) Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)Movies Best Motion Picture – Drama “1917” “The Irishman” “Joker” “Marriage Story” “The Two Popes”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet” Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story” Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women” Charlize Theron, “Bombshell” Renee Zellweger, “Judy”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Christian Bale, “Ford v. Ferrari” Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” Adam Driver, “Marriage Story” Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” “JoJo Rabbit” “Knives Out” “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” “Rocketman”Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Ana de Armas, “Knives Out” Awkwafina, “The Farewell” Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart” Emma Thompson, “Late Night”Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Daniel Craig, “Knives Out” Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit” Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” Taron Egerton, “Rocketman” Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”Best Director – Motion Picture Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” Sam Mendes, “1917” Todd Phillips, “Joker” Martin Scorsese, ‘The Irishman” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” Annette Bening, “The Report” Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes” Al Pacino, “The Irishman” Joe Pesci, “The Irishman” Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story” Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite” Anthony McCarten, “The Two Popes” Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood” Steven Zaillian, “The Irishman” Best Motion Picture – Animated “Frozen 2” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” “The Lion King” “Missing Link” “Toy Story 4”Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language “The Farewell” “Les Misérables” “Pain and Glory” “Parasite” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Best Original Score – Motion Picture “Motherless Brooklyn” “Little Women” “Joker” “1917” “Marriage Story” Best Original Song – Motion Picture “Beautiful Ghosts” – Cats “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman “Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2 “Spirit” – The Lion King “Stand Up” – HarrietRead original story Golden Globes 2020: The Complete List of Nominees At TheWrap
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Harvey Weinstein accuser Rosanna Arquette is criticizing ABC’s late-night news program “Nightline” for airing an interview Friday with the disgraced producer’s lawyer, saying the “one-sided” segment is the defense’s attempt “to distort the facts.”“ABC’s Nightline’s grossly irresponsible, one-sided reporting is shameful and deeply detrimental to the survivors like myself who were assaulted and abused by Harvey Weinstein,” Arquette told TheWrap.In the segment, ABC News reporter Amy Robach sat down with Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, who explained her plan to defend Weinstein ahead of his Jan. 6 trial, and dismissed accusations made by the more than 80 women who accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, from harassment to rape.“It sends a dangerous message to women that by reporting a crime, we will be subjected to victim-blaming and not be believed,” Arquette continued. “As his trial date approaches, I stand by the brave women who are testifying to ensure that their voices are heard and will fire back at any misrepresentations of the truth. Despite Weinstein’s lawyer’s attempts to distort the facts, I believe his days of destroying lives are over.”Also Read: Rosanna Arquette Says Harvey Weinstein Should Go to Jail: 'Absolutely' (Video)ABC declined to comment on the criticism Saturday. Weinstein has consistently denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.In the interview, Robach asks Rotunno if she’s been accused of being “a traitor to her own gender” by defending a man accused of raping women.“I don’t believe I am. I think in many ways I would hope that I could help women. What happens in these circumstances where women don’t want to take certain responsibilities for their actions, we infantilize ourselves. You have to know that when you make certain choices, there’s a risk,” Rotunno replied.Robach’s response was to point out that “a lot of people would say that what you just said is victim-blaming.”“That’s absolutely not true. If you don’t want to be a victim, don’t go to the hotel room,” Rotunno said. “And if you don’t want to be a victim, don’t sign an NDA. Then go out onto 5th Avenue, take a megaphone and talk about what you want to talk about.”Also Read: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers and Attorneys to Sit Down for Court TV Interview SpecialGloria Allred, who represents Weinstein’s accusers Annabella Sciorra and Mimi Haleyi, responded to Rotunno’s comments in a statement to TheWrap.“I disagree with many of Donna Rotunno’s statements,” Allred said. “Many business meetings with producers of films have been conducted in hotel rooms. This statement by Ms. Rotunno appears to suggest that if a woman is asked to go to a hotel room, that it is her fault if she is raped. That defense did not work in the criminal case against Mike Tyson a number of years ago. He was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room and I believe that this attempt to blame victims who are raped in hotel rooms will not be successful now in the era of the ‘Me Too Movement.'”In the “Nightline” interview, Rotunno made a point to say that she is “not the moral police on Harvey Weinstein” and emphasized that “Harvey has a right to a defense… If [the jurors] look at the evidence that’s going to be presented to them, I think they’re going to find him not guilty.”Also Read: Bob Weinstein Confronted Harvey Over 'Misbehavior' 2 Years Before Scandal BrokeABC News also quoted its chief legal analyst, Dan Abrams, in response to Rotunno’s claim that “going to a hotel room and having someone ask you if you’ll give them a massage is not rape, it’s not sexual assault, and it’s really not sexual harassment.”“When someone in a position of power over someone else’s career makes the pass with the either explicit or implicit promise of career benefits, that is the definition of sexual harassment,” Abrams said.On Saturday afternoon, Times Up tweeted a response to the “Nightline” segment from 21 women who came forward to report Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, including Arquette, fellow actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, and Weinstein’s former assistant Rowena Chiu.“This segment displayed, to a national audience, the same dismissive, manipulative tactics Harvey implemented to silence the voices of so many women for decades,” the statement read (see it in full below). “We believe the evidence against Harvey presented in the trial next month will be a moment of reckoning and he will be held accountable for his crimes.”Lou Godbold, a Weinstein accuser and trauma specialist who signed the Times Up statement, also weighed in on the segment.“Harvey’s defense is that all men are rapists so that women should not find themselves alone with a man, despite the fact that it was a common practice for powerful men to take business meetings alone and in their hotel suites,” Goldbold said in a tweet.Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund co-founder Hilary Rosen also chimed in.“This lawyer did her client no favors with this interview,” Rosen tweeted Saturday. “Especially when she blamed the women for seeking jobs and when she struggled to suggest that HarveyWeinstein had any remorse. Kudos to [Dan Abrams] for his clarity in explaning [sic] the issues in this case.”https://twitter.com/TIMESUPNOW/status/1203439928144617472/photo/1Read original story Rosanna Arquette Condemns Weinstein’s Lawyer’s ‘Attempt to Distort the Facts’ in ABC ‘Nightline’ Interview At TheWrap
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Make way for Prince…Anders? A spinoff film based on Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” is headed to Disney+, and Billy Magnussen, who played Prince Anders in the remake, will star in the project, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Magnussen was one of the smarmy, wealthy princes who visits Agrabah to try and win Princess Jasmine’s (Naomi Scott) heart, and though his role was small, the rising star proved to be a scene-stealer in the film.Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme are attached to write the script for the untitled film that’s considered in early development at Disney+. Magnussen would reprise his role in the film, though the movie is not intended to be a sequel to “Aladdin.”Also Read: 'Aladdin' Star Mena Massoud Hasn't Had 'A Single Audition' Since Disney Film Came OutDan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the “Aladdin” remake,” are attached as producers via their Rideback banner, and Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will executive produce. Magnussen also approached the producers with an idea for the film and was involved with meeting with potential writers.The “Aladdin” remake grossed over $1 billion worldwide for Disney since its release in May.Magnussen will next be seen in “No Time to Die,” the 25th James Bond movie, as well as the prequel film to “The Sopranos,” “The Many Saints of Newark.” He’s represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Dunn and Kvamme are represented by Verve.THR first reported the news of the spinoff film.Read original story ‘Aladdin’ Spinoff Movie in the Works With Billy Magnussen for Disney+ At TheWrap
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