I have some exciting news! It’s been a long time in the making, but I can finally share the launch of Aries Media Project, a network committed to accelerating media and entertainment startups in emerging markets. Aries acts as a bridge
This is the first in a series of posts that will summarize diversity programs that are available in different sectors of the media and entertainment industry. In the research I’ve done, I’ve realized how difficult it is to learn about
For more than 20 years, Sundance Film Festival has been a fixture in the annual festival circuit. The festival has been known for jumpstarting the careers of American filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers, and normally hosts around
It’s that time of year again. Can you believe it? We’re already on the cusp of a new year. It seems like just yesterday that we were binge-watching Tiger King, pulling weeds in Animal Crossing, logging onto Zoom happy hours,
The Taliban took control of their first province in Afghanistan on August 6, 2021, despite the agreement they signed with the U.S. Less than 10 days later, Taliban fighters entered Kabul, the Afghan president fled the country, and the U.S.
As someone who grew up with the original Gossip Girl, I’ll admit I was pretty excited to hear that a reboot was going to kick off. When the early press and promotional images were released, however, the thing that struck
If you’ve been following the news at all over the last few weeks, you’ll know all about the escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Tensions started to simmer early on in May with protests against the expulsion of four Palestinian families
Scandal, slavery, murder – is this a The God Father, or an environmental documentary? In Seaspiracy, Ali Tabrizi shines a light on the corruption running rampant in the global fishing industry. The issues that are surfaced are particularly shocking because
About a year and a half ago, I traveled to Tampere, Finland to speak on a panel at the Worldwide Music Expo, where I met a professor who taught a class about the intersection of music and societies. Yesterday, this
Even on the surface, it’s easy to tell that Wolfwalkers isn’t an average kids movie. The hand-sketched artwork is just too highbrow for that. The first time I noticed this film and its artwork was when I was walking past
The Super Bowl is one of the greatest television events in the world. Year after year, avid football fans and casual viewers alike tune in to watch their favorite players alongside iconic advertisements, making it a mainstay for consumer brands.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are both tremendously influential in their own right. With their followership, they have a huge opportunity to impact the world in a meaningful way. Not only do they have
The new year is about setting intentions and establishing the tone for the year to come. I think we can all agree that it’s taken some time to process everything that has happened, and now that we’ve done that, there
Alright, folks. It’s been a crazy year, and it’s not even over yet. Remember last December when we anticipated the ’20s with so much optimism? Remember back in January or February, where we may have been off to a rocky
You know I’m a big believer in media and entertainment as a platform for social advocacy. Most of the time when I say “social advocacy,” I mean it in an indirect way, where it’s kind of like advocacy in disguise.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about everything that happened at the BFI London Film Festival. Admittedly, that post sort of turned into a laundry list of the 139 films that screened at the festival. I was in
When I started working in London, one of the things I most looked forward to was getting involved in the arts scene. Think: concerts, fashion weeks, film festivals, and the like. I didn’t get a chance to do much of
Travel blogs are usually a great way to get some exciting ideas for your next vacation. While Down to Earth does some of that by highlighting adventurous experiences and incredible restaurants, its real achievement comes from pushing a generation of
Are you an aspiring writer? Are you passionate about diversity in storytelling? Well if so, then you’re in luck. The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) offers an annual fellowship for new, emerging writers, and submissions are open for
I realize I haven’t written anything for 10 weeks, but trust me when I say it’s been an eventful couple of months. Let me give you a quick run-down. I moved away from London My assignment in London came to
Do you remember what life was like before lockdown? It feels so recent, and yet so long ago. Back in March, I remember returning to London from a trip to D.C., only to find out upon landing that the entire
I’ve always enjoyed an informative documentary, and Disclosure on Netflix is just that, and then some. Executive produced by actress and advocate Laverne Cox, the documentary takes an in-depth look at Hollywood’s depiction of transgender people, and the impact that
The Pokémon Company has had an interesting couple of weeks. First, Pokémon Sword and Shield released their first DLC, The Isle of Armor, to luke-warm reviews. Some have called out the expansion’s surface-level content, while others applauded the broad and
The Peabody Awards are my favorite industry awards to keep tabs on, by a longshot. The award recognizes the power of storytelling, honoring programs for their cultural impact and significance in society. It’s impressive how the award routinely manages to
I think it’s safe to say that it’s been a really long couple of weeks. What’s incredible, though, is the radical amount of change that has taken place so quickly as a direct result of the George Floyd protests: Minneapolis
I need to preface this by stating I normally don’t share my personal views on sensitive political topics. I suppose I’ve been afraid of getting into contentious debates with friends and colleagues, or ultimately landing on the wrong side of
Dang, we’re really coming out of the gate with a heavy one, eh? This is something I’ve actually been thinking about for a while now. As someone who worked professionally in live music for years, and as the artist manager
Amazing, you’ve arrived at my first blog post. That means I must have done something right to get you here, and/or I didn’t chicken out before making this post go live. If you already know me, thanks for showing up.