A new documentary, Served Like a Girl, offers a powerful look at what it’s like to serve in the U.S. armed forces as a woman, and the ongoing struggles involved in coming home, whether it be suffering from PTSD, falling into homelessness, or being denied certain veteran benefits. To honor the strong women who have served, some of the coolest women in music collaborated for the soundtrack. Continue reading Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, P!nk and More Honor Women Veterans with an Epic Soundtrack
Lauren Sanchez-Whitesell, a longtime morning news anchor on ‘Good Day L.A.,’ specializes in aerial filming and served as a consultant on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk.’ Continue reading Meet the TV Anchor Turned Pilot Who Now Flies Helicopters for Movies
Following a sneak screening of a hilarious episode from the upcoming third season of Superstore, NALIP’s Latino Media Fest hosted a conversation with the two Latina writers on the show, Sierra Ornelas and Vanessa Ramos. Although both of them have extensive resumes working in television – Ramos on multiple Comedy Central Roasts and Bordertown and Sierra on shows like Happy Endings – this is the first show where they have had the opportunity to work alongside another woman of color, or any other person of color for that matter. Continue reading This Is What It’s Like to Be a Latina Writer on NBC’s Workplace Comedy ‘Superstore’
It’s one thing to capture attention when you’re a newcomer. But how do you continue to stay relevant to your original base of customers while innovating and appealing to a new generation? Continue reading Marvel’s Content Director: Your Superpower Is Your Unique Voice and Understanding Your Value
Jen Welter, who made NFL history in 2015 when she became the league’s first female coach, answered questions about what it was like to break the glass ceiling in a male-dominated sport, saying she would tell her younger self to “not let anyone make you see limits in life.” Continue reading Q&A with the 1st female NFL coach
On this year’s International Women’s Day, March 8, TheWrap published an article about how two of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Disney and Fox, would spend the year releasing a grand total of zero films directed by women. Continue reading The Shonda Effect: How TV Became A Better Place For Female Directors Than Film
For its ninth annual awards program, the African American Film Critics Association has proclaimed 2017 the “year of the woman in cinema.” “There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said AAFCA president Gil Robertson.
The prolific TV producer joined the ranks of Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll. Some good news: Shonda Rhimes, the prolific TV producer—creator and killer of some of TV’s most beloved characters—was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on Thursday. Rhimes is the third black woman to join the ranks of honorees; Oprah Winfrey was the first to be inducted in 1993, followed by actress and singer Diahann Carroll, who was inducted in 2011.
When Hollywood executive producer and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett was growing up as a Cuban American in Portland, Oregon, she didn’t see any families that looked like hers on television. Continue reading Hollywood Hotshot Gloria Calderón Kellett
On Tuesday (Oct. 17), Google premiered their first-ever Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle, an animated singing cartoon of the late Mexican-American singer designed to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Latin music’s most formidable stars. October 17, 1989 was the day of Quintanilla’s first studio album release, Selena; one that would lead to five more albums, the last of which would be released posthumouslyand become her first No.1 on the Billboard 200. Continue reading The Story Behind Today’s Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle: Exclusive