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How George Clooney, Kerry Washington & Don Cheadle aim to make Hollywood more inclusive

The industry veterans are backing a magnet program in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where curriculum will center around film and television production. The academy will provide provide education and practical training in the arts and sciences of filmmaking to marginalized communities, according to LAUSD.”Our aim is to better reflect the…

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How George Clooney, Kerry Washington & Don Cheadle aim to make Hollywood more inclusive

The industry veterans are backing a magnet program in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where curriculum will center around film and television production. The academy will provide provide education and practical training in the arts and sciences of filmmaking to marginalized communities, according to LAUSD.”Our aim is to better reflect the diversity of our country. That means starting early. It means creating high school programs that teach young people about cameras, and editing and visual effects and sound and all the career opportunities that this industry has to offer,” Clooney said in a statement to Variety. “It means internships that lead to well-paying careers. It means understanding that we’re all in this together.””Physics is involved in how a cinematographer chooses a lens, math is a part of the foundation for a musical score in a film, critical-thinking skills are needed to design a set, screenwriters need a foundation in literacy, and a make-up artist needs to know the chemistry of the different materials they might use — and all of this will be tied into the curriculum at the school. We are excited to have the support of these extraordinary industry leaders to create opportunity for children throughout the Los Angeles area,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said in a press release.The Roybal School of Film and Television Production, on the campus of the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in the city’s Westlake district, will open in 2022 to 9th and 10th grade students, with plans to expand to grades 11 and 12 over the following two years.The founding advisory board also includes Nicole Avant, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Grant Heslov, Eva Longoria, Bryan Lourd and other accomplished industry professionals.LAUSD also announced a collaboration last week with Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine to launch a high school in South LA focused on business, technology, and entrepreneurship.

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See who won at the Tony Awards

The event honored productions from the 2019-2020 Broadway season.See the full list of nominees below with winners indicated in bold.”Moulin Rouge: The Musical” *WINNER”Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”Best Play”Grand Horizons””The Inheritance” *WINNER”Sea Wall: A Life””Slave Play”Best Revival of a Play”Betrayal””Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune””A Soldier’s Play” *WINNERBest Book of a Musical”Jagged Little…

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The event honored productions from the 2019-2020 Broadway season.See the full list of nominees below with winners indicated in bold.”Moulin Rouge: The Musical” *WINNER”Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”Best Play”Grand Horizons””The Inheritance” *WINNER”Sea Wall: A Life””Slave Play”Best Revival of a Play”Betrayal””Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune””A Soldier’s Play” *WINNERBest Book of a Musical”Jagged Little Pill”Diablo Cody *WINNER”Moulin Rouge! The Musical”John Logan”Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees PrinsBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre”A Christmas Carol”Music: Christopher Nightingale *WINNER”The Inheritance”Music: Paul Englishby”The Rose Tattoo”Music: Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb”Slave Play”Music: Lindsay Jones”The Sound Inside”Music: Daniel KlugerBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a PlayIan Barford, “Linda Vista”Andrew Burnap, “The Inheritance” *WINNERJake Gyllenhaal, “Sea Wall/A Life”Tom Hiddleston, “Betrayal”Tom Sturridge, “Sea Wall/A Life”Blair Underwood, “A Soldier’s Play”Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a PlayJoaquina Kalukango, “Slave Play”Laura Linney, “My Name is Lucy Barton”Audra McDonald, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”Mary-Louise Parker, “The Sound Inside” *WINNERBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a MusicalAaron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a MusicalKaren Olivo, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”Elizabeth Stanley, “Jagged Little Pill”Adrienne Warren, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” *WINNERBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a PlayAto Blankson-Wood, “Slave Play”James Cusati-Moyer, “Slave Play”David Alan Grier, “A Soldier’s Play” *WINNERJohn Benjamin Hickey, “The Inheritance”Paul Hilton, “The Inheritance”Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a PlayJane Alexander, “Grand Horizons”Chalia La Tour, “Slave Play”Annie McNamara, “Slave Play”Lois Smith, “The Inheritance” *WINNERCora Vander Broek, “Linda Vista”Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a MusicalDanny Burstein, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERDerek Klena, “Jagged Little Pill”Sean Allan Krill, “Jagged Little Pill”Sahr Ngaujah, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”Daniel J. Watts, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a MusicalKathryn Gallagher, “Jagged Little Pill”Celia Rose Gooding, “Jagged Little Pill”Robyn Hurder, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”Lauren Patten, “Jagged Little Pill” *WINNERMyra Lucretia Taylor, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Best Scenic Design of a PlayBob Crowley, “The Inheritance”Soutra Gilmour, “Betrayal”Rob Howell, “A Christmas Carol” *WINNERDerek McLane, “A Soldier’s Play”Clint Ramos, “Slave Play”Best Scenic Design of a MusicalRiccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, “Jagged Little Pill”Derek McLane, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERMark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Best Costume Design of a PlayDede Ayite, “Slave Play”Dede Ayite, “A Soldier’s Play”Bob Crowley, “The Inheritance”Rob Howell, “A Christmas Carol” *WINNERClint Ramos, “The Rose Tattoo”Best Costume Design of a MusicalEmily Rebholz, “Jagged Little Pill”Mark Thompson, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Catherine Zuber, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERBest Lighting Design of a PlayJiyoun Chang, “Slave Play”Jon Clark, “The Inheritance”Heather Gilbert, “The Sound Inside”Allen Lee Hughes, “A Soldier’s Play”Hugh Vanstone, “A Christmas Carol” *WINNERBest Lighting Design of a MusicalBruno Poet, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Justin Townsend, “Jagged Little Pill”Justin Townsend, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERBest Sound Design of a PlayPaul Arditti & Christopher Reid, “The Inheritance”Simon Baker, “A Christmas Carol” *WINNERLindsay Jones, “Slave Play”Daniel Kluger, “Sea Wall/A Life”Daniel Kluger, “The Sound Inside”Best Sound Design of a MusicalJonathan Deans, “Jagged Little Pill”Peter Hylenski, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERNevin Steinberg, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Best Direction of a PlayDavid Cromer, “The Sound Inside”Stephen Daldry, “The Inheritance” *WINNERKenny Leon, “A Soldier’s Play”Jamie Lloyd, “Betrayal”Robert O’Hara, “Slave Play”Best Direction of a MusicalPhyllida Lloyd, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Diane Paulus, “Jagged Little Pill”Alex Timbers, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERBest ChoreographySidi Larbi Cherkaoui, “Jagged Little Pill”Sonya Tayeh, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNERAnthony Van Laast, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”Best OrchestrationsTom Kitt, “Jagged Little Pill”Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” *WINNEREthan Popp, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

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The best photos from the 2021 Tony Awards

Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel perform a duet.Mary Kouw/CBSUpdated 12:17 AM ET, Mon September 27, 2021Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel perform a duet.Mary Kouw/CBSThe Tony Awards took place in New York on Sunday night, more than two years after the last award ceremony.The show, which honors the best on Broadway, was postponed last year because…

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Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel perform a duet.Mary Kouw/CBSUpdated 12:17 AM ET, Mon September 27, 2021Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel perform a duet.Mary Kouw/CBSThe Tony Awards took place in New York on Sunday night, more than two years after the last award ceremony.The show, which honors the best on Broadway, was postponed last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sunday night’s ceremony recognized the best of the 2019-2020 Broadway season. It was hosted by Audra McDonald at the Winter Garden Theatre. The ceremony was followed by a two-hour concert special called “Broadway’s Back!” that included performances as well as a live presentation of three Tony Awards: best play, best revival of a play and best musical.

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Lauren Patten Thanks Trans and Nonbinary ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Colleagues While Accepting Best Actress in a Musical

Patten’s comments follow the news that the show’s lead producers, Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price, had hired the external firm Jay Hewlin and The Hewlin Group to investigate allegations made by former cast members, including nonbinary actor Nora Schell, who alleged in a social media post mistreatment by stage management and…

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Lauren Patten Thanks Trans and Nonbinary ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Colleagues While Accepting Best Actress in a Musical

Patten’s comments follow the news that the show’s lead producers, Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David and Eva Price, had hired the external firm Jay Hewlin and The Hewlin Group to investigate allegations made by former cast members, including nonbinary actor Nora Schell, who alleged in a social media post mistreatment by stage management and other members of the show’s creative leadership in regards to their health care. The producers also announced they are immediately launching an external review of the show’s policies and procedures.That followed a lengthy Sept. 17 statement to the production’s website and social media, acknowledging missteps in how they publicly spoke about and identified Patton’s character Jo, a lovestruck teen dealing with religious parents, their sexuality and a souring relationship while also going on their own gender journey, which has no confirmed outcome in the show. The letter also outlined significant changes to the productions on an off-stage approach to trans and nonbinary identities.A day after the statement, Patten shared a video conversation with Shakina Nayfack, trans writer, actress and activist, to increase transparency around the conversations that were being had about Jo, and to be accountable for harm resulting from the erasure of Jo’s gender journey. Patten linked her comments to a broader conversation on Broadway about transparency and the production changes that have occurred in regards to representation, particularly over the last year.“The truth is that I did not know as much as I should and stepping into something that I did know would resonate with a lot of folks — a lot of queer folks and a lot of trans folks,” Patten said. “I should have known more how to talk about it. I should have known how to exactly, as you said, affirm the experience without trying to be it.”This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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