• Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope

    Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope0

    • October 22, 2017

    This week, we saw more news around Weinstein (who’s shocked?) but it hasn’t all been grim. People within the industry are standing up and making a difference, whether it’s through sharing their stories, breaking ties with The Weinstein Company, or focusing their efforts on better causes. We also have some exciting and heartwarming projects from

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  • Backlight: Further Weinstein Repercussions and Twitter Boycotts

    Backlight: Further Weinstein Repercussions and Twitter Boycotts2

    • October 15, 2017

    These past two weeks it’s become increasingly clear that Hollywood is run by a handful of rich, disgusting, decrepit old white men; luckily, many in Hollywood are now coming forward to criticize the culture of abuse and harassment. Here’s hoping all these painful conversations will lead to further change in the industry. We also have

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  • Backlight: Hollywood Is a Hellscape But There’s Still Some Cool Projects to Look Forward To

    Backlight: Hollywood Is a Hellscape But There’s Still Some Cool Projects to Look Forward To0

    • October 8, 2017

    The New York Times published a major investigative piece this week exposing decades of sexual harassment by Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein. NYT used a combination of named and unnamed sources, internal documents, and legal filings from settled claims to piece together a story of thirty years  of using his position to manoeuvre women into uncomfortable

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  • Backlight: Emmys and Fantastic Fest

    Backlight: Emmys and Fantastic Fest0

    • September 24, 2017

    This week we saw a range of diverse creators receive the recognition they deserve. We also saw further repercussions around Tim League quietly employing Devin Faraci; the whole ordeal has been revealing and frustrating, and serves as a reminder that this industry still has a long way to go before it’s fully inclusive and safe

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  • Backlight: TIFF, Hellboy Casting, and the State of Women in Hollywood

    Backlight: TIFF, Hellboy Casting, and the State of Women in Hollywood0

    • September 17, 2017

    TIFF 2017: Great Films and the Famous Descend on Toronto Megan and I covered some of the films at TIFF 2017, so you can check out the reviews on the site. The festival is usually really great at being organized and making the process of purchasing tickets not a terrible experience. That said, this year

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  • Backlight: Black Films And TV Shows To Shout About

    Backlight: Black Films And TV Shows To Shout About0

    • September 10, 2017

    This week gave us lots of announcements and news on amazing projects from all over the world. We heard progress updates on a bunch of projects from black creative teams, plus exciting Oscar news and queer film trailers.

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