'Woman King,' Viola Davis and the culmination of a struggle
When Viola Davis, sculpted and hardened from months of training, first stood in the full garb of the Agojie warrior women, with her bare feet in the African sand, it was the culmination of not just the years-long push to make “The Woman King,” but of a lifelong battle.
T-Squared: Here are more than 60 amazing sessions at the all-virtual 2021 Texas Tribune Festival
Today we’re releasing the program for our signature annual ideas conference (Sept. 20-25 on the screen of your choice). It’s chock full of powerful conversations on big issues. And we’ve added even more marquee speakers.
T-Squared: What you can expect at this year’s Texas Tribune Festival
Nearly 150 speakers (including 20 more biggies revealed today) across more than 50 sessions. Four days of virtual programs. Two jampacked days of in-person programs. Everything streamed. Everything on demand. Are you as excited as we are?
Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV
Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside The 1619 Project architect Hannah-Jones to develop a multi-media history of slavery and its effects in America for a worldwide audience. The 1619 Project launched in August 2019 in an issue of The New York Times Magazine to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the American continent. Hannah-Jones will be a creative leader and producer in developing films, TV series, documentaries and more inspired by the reporting. The 1619 Project is also being adapted into a series of books.