More than Mammy: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

The situation for African-American actors in Hollywood is a constant topic of discussion in the industry, and for good reason because it needs improvement. (Remember the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a couple years back?) Black History Month seems like the perfect time to look back at the past for a source of inspiration that black actors working... Continue Reading →


The Wind of Change: War in Gone With the Wind

MARCH / APRIL 2014: BY RACHEL SEXTON When war is presented on screen, Hollywood tends toward the epic. Epic in running time, epic in visual scope, epic in narrative theme. However, a film set during a war doesn’t even have to feature one single battle scene to qualify as epic. A case in point is... Continue Reading →

Fiction Vs Film, Gone With the Wind

BY ELLA G. Storylines that have an ability to transcend time all contain a secret ingredient. It doesn’t matter what a character’s name is, where the story is located, or how many pages it is. What matters is the connection a reader feels in immersing themselves in the pages. Does it hold the same power... Continue Reading →

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