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Monday Spotlight: Evan Mathew Weinstein | Blog

Over the last several years, several young actors have decided to take their fate into their own hands by producing their own films. In 1997, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck shot to super stardom when their film Good Will Hunting–which they...

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Monday Spotlight: Eddie Redmayne | Blog

Eddie Redmayne has accomplished a lot over the last several years but nothing could’ve prepared him for his next big moment in the spotlight. In 2011, Redmayne starred opposite the exquisite Michelle Williams in the beautiful drama My Week...

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Monday Spotlight: Leslie Jones | Blog

It’s only been a few weeks since the 40th season of Saturday Night Live began and there have already been a few reasons for the program to celebrate. Not only has newcomer Pete Davidson become a breakout star on the show but the ratings for...

Justin Simien

Monday Spotlight: Justin Simien | Blog

For his feature film debut, writer/director Justin Simien chose a controversial topic: the ongoing battles over racial identity. It was a risky choice, of course, for him to come out of the gate with a movie entitled Dear White People but it was...

Monday Spotlight: Robin Lord Taylor | Blog

Tonight on FOX, Gotham returns for its second episode after its solid premiere last week. Many viewers– including myself– tuned into the show to see how it introduced the dark and complex world of Gotham City. When I watched it though,...

Monday Spotlight: Michael Che | Blog

On Friday, it was announced that Cecily Strong would be replaced by comedian Michael Che on Weekend Update, a weekly feature on NBC’s long-running Saturday Night Live. Che, a rising comic, has only seen his profile rise in the last several...

Monday Spotlight: Uzo Aduba | Blog

At the Emmys this evening, Orange is the New Black is expected to have a good night. The Netflix dramedy will be competing for best comedy series, outstanding lead actress in a a comedy, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy, outstanding...

Monday Spotlight: George Wastky | Blog

“Mos Def meets Woody Allen.” That’s how rapper and Emerson alum George Watsky describes himself in the song 4 AM (see below), one of his many YouTube videos that have received worldwide attention. Watsky is a 27-year-old rapper who...

Monday Spotlight: Brenton Thwaites | Blog

You may not know who Brenton Thwaites is right now but you will soon enough. If you’ve been in a movie theater over the past several months, you’ve probably seen him on the big screen. In April, he shared painful memories of a mysterious mirror...