DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards

2+ GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Wells Fargo at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Saturday night. Television personality Ross Mathews hosted the event that included an opening … Continue reading “DuVernay, Wiley, Carter honored at GLAAD Media Awards”

‘Parks and Rec’ cast reunite to feed America April 30

1+ Has it really been five years since we said “good-bye” to the Pawnee crew? Five years after audiences said goodbye to one of the most beloved comedies in TV history, the fine citizens of Pawnee, Ind., are reuniting for NBC and Universal Television’s all-original A Parks and Recreation Special set to air Thursday, April … Continue reading “‘Parks and Rec’ cast reunite to feed America April 30”

Adam Milano new Head of Development at Hecho

1+ LA-based Hecho Studios has named Adam Milano Head of Development, a new title at the company. He makes the move from Live Nation where he served as SVP of Production, where he most recently produced the GLAAD-awarded and Emmy-nominated Believer documentary with Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds. Adam worked across Live Nation’s slate of … Continue reading “Adam Milano new Head of Development at Hecho”

Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad

2+ Kansas City-based The Hallmark Channel, has reversed what it called a “wrong decision,” stating Sunday it will reinstate a Zola commercial featuring a same-sex couple that had been pulled following a complaint from conservative group, One Million Moms, which incidentally only has 96,000 members according to CNN. Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner … Continue reading “Hallmark apologizes for pulling same-sex wedding ad”

Cut+Run edits #BEAUTIFULGBTQ Pantene campaign

2+ The holidays are a time of reuniting with people you love. But for some, it’s not that simple. As millions prepare to go home for the holidays, 44% of LGBTQ people feel they can’t come home as their true selves. Pantene has set out to address this. A new campaign from Pantene and GREY … Continue reading “Cut+Run edits #BEAUTIFULGBTQ Pantene campaign”

Alabama PBS doesn’t air ‘Arthur’ same-sex wedding

3+ After voting last week to make abortion a punishable offense, it comes as no big surprise that Alabama public television has now refused to air the Season 22 premiere of animated series Arthur over concerns about the gay wedding of teacher Mr. Ratburn. The children’s series, which premiered on PBSKids in 1996, raised eyebrows … Continue reading “Alabama PBS doesn’t air ‘Arthur’ same-sex wedding”

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett beaten by MAGA supporters

4+ Details suggest victim was targeted by racist and homophobic attackers during 2 a.m. assault CNN is reporting that Empire star Jussie Smollett was viciously attacked in the early Tuesday morning in what Chicago police are calling a possible hate crime. The 35-year-old actor has starred on the hit Fox series, which is filmed in … Continue reading “‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett beaten by MAGA supporters”

Craig Zadan, prolific stage, TV & film producer, has died

1+ Producer of movie musicals “Chicago” and “Hairspray” and co-producer of NBC’s  “The Sound of Music Live!” dies of complications following surgery Craig Zadan, one of film and TV’s most prolific producers of musicals, has died at the age of 69. Zadan’s death was announced Tuesday by NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, who called Zadan “my … Continue reading “Craig Zadan, prolific stage, TV & film producer, has died”