CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Noted Latino film director Gregory Nava has joined the lineup for the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium at the University of Illinois.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of film critics are male, according to a new study that analyzed the movie reviews to last year's top box-office hits.
The research was conducted by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which released its findings Monday. Researchers studied the reviews of the 100 top-grossing films of 2017 that were posted on the aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Frances McDormand capped her Oscar acceptance speech with a rousing call for inclusion riders, the general reaction was more "huh?" than "hooray!"
She was referring to using business contracts as a vehicle to further gender and racial diversity in Hollywood by adding a clause that mandates it.
McDormand, honored as best actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," raised the concept's profile in an instant Sunday night.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — After years of an online charter lowering Crook County School District's graduation rate, the district is happy to correct the record.
While the district's sole traditional high school, Crook County High, had a graduation rate of 85.09 percent in 2014-15, its districtwide graduation rate was 46.03 percent that school year.
Why the discrepancy?
"It was an online charter, Insight," Stacy Smith, the district's director of curriculum and instruction, said.