Freeform, Hello Sunshine and others are leading the way Meredith Ferguson, provided by Published 9:08 am PDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 3 Ways Studios and Networks Can Engage Young Audiences in a Good Way (Guest Blog) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” received significant and serious backlash for arguably glamorizing teen suicide. The show responded by adding content warnings and suicide hotline information. Helpful, sure, but imagine if Netflix had also created a way for young people to connect with the brand and the show — and perhaps, even, the characters in it — in a more meaningful way. To provide greater context for the content and foster important dialogue with and among the viewers about the sensitive issues. Content today has reached a new level of influence, especially in the world of young people. Content has the power to start a deeper … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Studios and Networks Can Engage Young Audiences in a Good Way (Guest Blog)
By Daily News | | PUBLISHED: February 25, 2008 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: August 29, 2017 at 1:50 am Question: I am applying for a new job, and one of my friends told me that employers are checking out applicants online. When I enter my name on some of the search engines, I can find blogs that are not real complimentary about me, but most of it is funny stuff. So are the clips on one of the video sites. Are employers really checking out applicants this way? If so, what can I do? Answer: The age-old quote, “Oh what tangled webs we weave,” now applies to the Web itself, and it’s there for everyone to see, including growing numbers of employers. The best step is to go back to those search engines and video sites, enter your name, and then pretend you are a potential employer. If the blogs or videos portray you as immature, biased, drunk or out of control, that is not “funny stuff.” Most employers are not seeking those qualities in their new hires. One … [Read more...] about Blogs a Net loss for applicant?
"It is sad and infuriating to say the least, but one victim's alleged horrid behavior does not nullify an entire movement," actress-activist writes Thom Geier, provided by Published 1:01 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Alyssa Milano on Asia Argento Accusations: ‘Stop Trying to Undermine the #MeToo Movement (Guest Blog) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When the story broke that actress Asia Argento, one of Harvey Weinstein’s victims, settled with her own sexual assault accuser, I knew that attempts to invalidate the #MeToo movement were imminent. Whenever a story involving sexual misconduct comes out that doesn’t perfectly fit a prescribed narrative, people are quick to discredit #MeToo and its validity. I hoped I was wrong, but sadly, I wasn’t. People pounced on the news that a vocal advocate for survivors has been accused of sexual battery, leveraging it to “prove” … [Read more...] about Alyssa Milano on Asia Argento Accusations: ‘Stop Trying to Undermine the #MeToo Movement (Guest Blog)
Shopper News Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 What's new in your community? Find out here at the Shopper News blog. We'll have updates on people, places, businesses, schools and sports in your community. Check back throughout the week. SOUTH Outdoor movies at Ijams are just the ticket Ijams Natrure Center is giving folks a chance to see some of their favorite movies under the stars. For the past six years, Ijams Nature Center has been hosting Movies Under the Stars as a fundraising effort. With help from the folks from Central Cinema and the Knoxville Horror Film Festival, Ijams has been bringing classic movies to the public in their beautiful outdoor setting. “The main lawn area at Ijams is a dream for showing outdoor movies," says Nick Huinker, owner of Central Cinema. "And the food truck boom means it’s easier than ever to make a night of it." The partnership between the nature center and Central Cinema has brought movies like the original version of … [Read more...] about Shopper News blog: Outdoor movies at Ijams are just the ticket
Author William Gee Wong argues that the new hit rom-com is a welcome sign of progress in Hollywood -- with an imperfect message William Gee Wong, provided by Published 8:10 am PDT, Monday, August 20, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Doesn’t Speak for the Entire Asian Experience (Guest Blog) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery At its core, “Crazy Rich Asians” is a romantic comedy with a happy ending, a genre I usually avoid. But I went to see it because I found Kevin Kwan’s book of the same title deliciously delightful in how it satirized the super-rich Singapore Chinese and because the movie has become a political and cultural phenomenon. The movie has led the Hollywood box office since its release on August 15. That’s happy news for the creative and business forces behind the movie and book. These folks were undoubtedly anxiety-ridden about whether a major Hollywood film … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Doesn’t Speak for the Entire Asian Experience (Guest Blog)