Articles By: Amy Senger

Punch Pick: THE PRETTY ONE

Imagine, for a moment, someone with the exact DNA as you exists. She has the same birthdate, the same parents, and the same physical features as you. She’s your identical twin, your mirror, and you share all of your life experiences with her, including the death of your mother. You are reflected in her, and […]

read more »

Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: Women in Hollywood

Once upon a time, in the land known as “Hollywood,” women were just as prominent as men in the world of filmmaking. The “fairer sex” richly occupied every role imaginable, from director, to producer, to editor, to screenwriter. In fact, half the films made from 1917 to 1925 were written by women. One of the […]

read more »

See BLACKFISH, Boycott SEAWORLD

BLACKFISH, the documentary, started with a question — a feeling of something “not being right” — surrounding the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by an orca during a performance in 2010: I remember asking someone why an orca — a highly intelligent animal — would attack its trainer or essentially ‘bite […]

read more »

Women in Hollywood: 100 Years of Negotiating the System – Nov 15 & 16

WOMEN IN FILM & TV DISCUSS HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD After more than 100 years of filmmaking, women still face significant challenges in the entertainment industry. This two-day conference, held at Pepperdine University, will feature over 20 industry professionals sharing their own struggles and triumphs in Hollywood, tips on breaking the glass ceiling, and how […]

read more »

2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (dubbed “The Black Sundance”) provided a panoply of inspiration, education and imagination with five days (October 2-6, 2013) of film screenings, panels, talks, workshops, pitchathons and live-readings. Wrapping up it’s 13th year, HBFF was launched by Founder and Executive Director, Tanya Kersey, to “showcase the most innovative and inspiring work […]

read more »

Goody Awards launches Tag Good Program with Hero Goody Necklace

The Goody Awards launches its new Tag Good program with its first product, a Hero Goody Award Necklace, at Free The Children’s We Day in St Paul, Minnesota next Tuesday, October 8. To help children get out of poverty, the Goody Awards (which facilitates Social Good Awards via social media, special awards and cause marketing […]

read more »

Social Media Week Los Angeles “Social 25″

  LAST NIGHT, LA’s social set convened at premier member’s club, 41 Ocean, in Santa Monica, to honor 25 outstanding individuals, companies, and brands influencing the future of social media and kicking off Social Media Week Los Angeles (@SMWLA).  The SMWLA “Social 25” are recognized for aligning with the spirit of SMWLA by helping people and organizations […]

read more »

Highlights from Comic-Con 2013

Yes, San Diego Con Comic is a mecca for comic lovers, sci-fi fans and cosplaying cohorts. But the uber-geek convention has evolved (some might say ballooned) to attract television, gaming and various ancillary audiences, and this is what I enjoyed most about this year’s Con. Steering clear of the infamous Hall H and its lineup […]

read more »

Punch Pick: Go Back to the Future with “For The Record: Zemeckis”