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Milk A Decade Later: Talking With Dustin Lance Black

April 11, 2019
Winner for Best Original Screenplay Dustin Lance Black for "Milk" gives his acceptance speech at the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on February 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

In 2004, Dustin Lance Black set out to reclaim the story of Harvey Milk by interviewing all the people who’d known the out San Francisco politician back in the day. The remarkable story of how one of America’s first openly gay elected politicians rose to power only to be gunned down along with the city’s mayor George Moscone by Dan White in 1978 made national headlines at the time. Ten years later it was immortalized in the Academy Award®-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk.

 

You can read the whole interview from Focus Features Here.

Sally Field and Son First to Support HRC’s Star-Studded ‘Americans for the Equality Act’ Campaign

March 26, 2019

 

Watch the debut video here.

 

Award-winning actress Sally Fields and her son Sam Greisman are among the first wave of stars supporting the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans for the Equality Act,” which launched March 25. In the series’ debut video, filmed by award-winning directors Dustin Lance Black and Paris Barclay, Fields talks to her son about his own journey to accepting his sexuality.

 

Read the entire article on Variety.com

 

Miramax Picks Up ‘I Won’t Be Home For Christmas’ Script From ‘On My Block’ Co-Creator Lauren Iungerich

March 25, 2019

 

LAUREN IUNGERICH

 

Miramax has secured the film rights to I Won’t Be Home For Christmas, a holiday film written by Lauren Iungerich, who is also set to direct the feature as her first directorial outing. Iungerich is best known as the creator behind MTV’s Awkward series, which ran for five seasons, and co-creator of Netflix’s coming-of-age comedy, On my Block, which will launch its second season this month.

 

Read the entire article on Deadline.com

 

‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien Takes on Biopic for Sugar Hill Records Founder Sylvia Robinson

October 4, 2018
attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Justin Simien, the creator and director of “Dear White People,” has been tapped to direct an untitled project at Warner Bros. about “The Mother of Hip-Hop,” Sylvia Robinson.

 

Robinson was a prominent record producer, writing and producing for artists such as Ike and Tina Turner, Kid Rock, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

 

Read the entire article from thewrap.com