Stereotypes of members of the armed forces as “dysfunctional misfits or larger-than-life heroes” are bad for entertainment and bad for America, writes a former MTV Films exec.
Three months before the firebrand filmmaker became President Trump’s right-hand man, he brought the reality star to the fest, hoping to find a buyer for two political docs.
The film legend said the administration is targeting the arts — and potentially depriving America of great artists — “for their own divisive political purposes.”
‘The President Is Missing’ publishes in June 2018.
“We stand with the French,” said one Cannes-bound exec in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting, which has heightened security fears.
A number of academics at the March for Science weren’t there to protest—they were there to research the composition and intention of the marchers. The post Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science appeared first on WIRED.
Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.
“In America, we tend to reduce people to ideology and, in that process, strip them of their humanity,” says director David Byars of the timely title.
‘ACORN and the Firestorm’ director Reuben Atlas explains how the doc foreshadows our current political moment.
Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts. The post Gerrymandering Is Illegal, But Only Mathematicians Can Prove It appeared first on WIRED.
The notorious political operative and longtime Trump advisor is promoting a new book and an upcoming Netflix documentary.
‘Because of Gracia,’ which stars former singing show contestant Moriah Peters, will be distributed by ArtAffects Entertainment, best known for helping to distribute ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
‘Get Me Roger Stone’ will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before hitting Netflix on May 12.
It’s been 70 years since President Truman ordered his loyalty tests. Now Hollywood has a loyalty test of its own.
“There’s two things you want whether you do a film or a book,” Irvine Welsh said. “You want the approval of cool people and the condemnation of an asshole. The condemnation of a prominent asshole is absolutely fantastic.”
‘The Post’ will be co-financed by Fox and Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.
Finding balance between science and politics has never been trickier. The post The Topsy Turvy World of Political Science in Trump’s America appeared first on WIRED.
The live-action Disney film may breach the country’s law against “propaganda of homosexuality,” according to politician Vitaly Milonov.
The President’s promise to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade agreement could affect everything from foreign digital talent working in L.A. to the cost of popcorn in Mexican movie theaters.