National Geographic brings Samburu warrior to California elementary school to talk wildlife conservation in Africa

Jeneria and Yesalai, two warriors from Kenya’s Samburu tribe, visited more than 800 students at Alta Vista Elementary School in Redondo Beach, California, on May 19 as part of the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative Sister School Program (BCISSP). The program pairs American schools with African schools to help educators teach their students about the…

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Ghetto Film School’s teen filmmakers have their scripts read by Hollywood stars at event co-hosted by James Murdoch and Brett Ratner

A cast of Hollywood actors including Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Grace Gealey (“Empire”), Dascha Polanco (“Joy”) and others gathered at the legendary Hilhaven Lodge in Beverly Hills to perform two short-film scripts written by the teenage students from Ghetto Film School. The May 25 table reading event, co-hosted by 21st Century Fox CEO and GFS…

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‘Empire’ exec producer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken honored with GLSEN Respect Award for representing LGBT people on TV

Ilene Chaiken, “Empire” executive producer and showrunner, was honored with a 2016 GLSEN Respect Award last evening at a ceremony in New York City for her work in representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on television. GLSEN is a national education organization that aims to ensure safe and affirming schools for all students.…

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Fox showrunners talk women in TV at Tribeca Film Festival: Flawed female characters, getting their voices heard and more

21CF showrunners Liz Meriwether (“New Girl”), Nahnatchka Khan (“Fresh Off the Boat”), and Julie Klausner (Hulu’s “Difficult People”) discussed the challenges and opportunities facing women in the television industry during the Tribeca Film Festival’s #DaringWomenSummit. The April 20th session spanned a range of subjects, such as the lack of female directors in Hollywood, the progress…

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