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Jim Thorpe

article Angelina Jolie is producing biopic on Native American two-time Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe
(5/8/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Angelina Jolie is producing a biopic on Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. The Oscar winner will oversee a movie called Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story...
article Angelina Jolie Producing Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe
(5/7/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Angelina Jolie and Escape Artist Productions’ Todd Black and Steve Tisch will produce “Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story,” the upcoming...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tunica-Biloxi

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s third movie set for summer release
(4/14/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Acacia Filmed Entertainment’s third movie, "Shock and Awe," is expected to hit the theaters in July. The company, owned jointly by the...
article Tunica-Biloxis dump Weinstein in Wind River Oscar campaign
(12/2/2017)
(Hollywood) -- It’s first movie, Wind River, is a serious Oscar contender, but has become tarnished by a Hollywood sex scandal. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s...
article Elizabeth Olsen On A 'Wind River' Oscar Campaign Without Weinstein
(12/2/2017)
(Hollywood) -- The campaign season has begun for Hollywood awards. Wind River is a widely-praised film that hinges on a murder mystery, but it's also a pointed and...
article Weinstein Name Stripped From ‘Wind River’; Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Financiers To Pay For Oscar Campaign
(10/25/2017)
(Hollywood) -- The Taylor Sheridan-directed Wind River has severed the connection between the film and the scandal-scarred Harvey Weinstein and his former The Weinstein...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBTQ

article From Fort Berthold to Hollywood to Charting on Billboard: Native Drag Queen VIZIN Is Killing It!
(3/29/2018)
(Hollywood) -- VIZIN, pronounced ‘vision,’ is a Native American drag queen from the Arikara Tribe who told Indian Country Today that she used to see copies...
article ‘Mohawk’: An Action-Thriller With Bisexual Native Americans That Hollywood Would Never Make — Fantasia
(7/17/2017)
(Hollywood) -- The depiction of Native Americans in the movies is notorious for its reductive stereotypes. By those standards, “Mohawk,” a bloody, low-budget...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bigfoot

article Contest: Find Bigfoot With a Primal Rage Double-Sided Mini-Poster!
(2/17/2018)
(Hollywood) -- On February 27th, Fathom Events will be hosting a one-night theater event for Primal Rage, the Bigfoot horror film based on Native American mythology!
1 Article on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
(1/12/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many...
article DiCaprio, Scorsese Movie To Be Based On Murders Of Osage Tribal Members
(7/19/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Hollywood is headed to Osage County. Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio announced they're working on a film based on...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article Chastain’s powerful performance rescues ‘Molly’s Game’ from Sorkin’s troublesome writing
(12/25/2017)
(Hollywood) -- There is no question, from the first to the last moment of “Molly’s Game,” that this is an Aaron Sorkin film. In addition to writing the...
article Real life woman behind Molly's Game ran stars' £100million poker nights and lost everything
(12/23/2017)
(Hollywood) -- When it came to organising poker games for Hollywood’s high-rollers, Molly Bloom left nothing to chance. Her gatherings attracted A-list actors such...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gaming

article How the Online Gambling Industry Hurts TV
(11/18/2017)
(Hollywood) -- At first glance, it mightn’t seem as though there’s necessarily much of a connection between online gambling and the television industry, and...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Producer Brian Grazer Didn't Learn Chris Hemsworth's Lesson About Native American Costumes
(10/28/2017)
(Hollywood) -- "Getting ready for Halloween... what do you think?!" Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind critically acclaimed hits "...
press release Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Says Wind River and Yellowstone Actress is Not Enrolled nor Descended from Tribe
(9/19/2017)
(Hollywood) -- In a recent article entitled “What’s So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?” published by The New York Times, it stated...
article A Disturbing Native American Stereotype And Other Takeaways From This Week’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’
(6/26/2017)
(Hollywood) -- There are no major moments or big revelations in this week’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead, “Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame.”...
article The Casting Of A White Actor As Native Hawaiian Hero Cuts Deeper Than You Think
(5/11/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Prominent filmmakers by now have whitewashed so many roles meant for people of color that the internet doesn’t have time to put down its digital...
article WWII Film Casts White Actor as Native Hawaiian, Critics Accuse Production of Whitewashing
(5/11/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Zachary McGowan will portray Benehakaka "Ben" Kanahele—a Native Hawaiian who earned a Purple Heart for his heroics during World War II...
article Zack from ‘Saved By The Bell’ apologises for ‘racist’ episode
(11/8/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris, has apologised for a ‘racist’ episode of cult ’90s show ‘Saved By The Bell’....
article Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Offend With Racist Pilgrim And Native American Costumes
(10/30/2016)
(Hollywood) -- When it comes to former child stars, they either leave Hollywood as a hero or stick around long enough to become problematic.So goes the story of Hilary...
article MORON ALERT: Star Wears Dreamcatcher
(6/27/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Vanessa Hudgens was accused of cultural appropriation on Monday after she posted a photo of herself wearing a dreamcatcher as a headpiece. See right and...
article ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ EP Defends Native American Jokes: ‘Intention Is Not to Offend’
(4/19/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Robert Carlock tells TheWrap he and Tina Fey want “to be part of an important conversation” On “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the...
article ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Reality Check: Did First Redskins Coach Really Fake Being an American Indian?
(4/19/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Yes, William “Lone Star” Dietz was the NFL team’s first coach — and his background has been questioned. (Spoiler alert: Please do...
article The Woman Behind Marlon Brando’s 1973 Oscars Protest Says Hollywood Still Sucks
(2/24/2016)
(Hollywood) -- In the 70s, Sacheen Littlefeather refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando. Forty-three years on, the Native American...
article Rooney Mara weighs in on Pan Tiger Lily whitewashing debate
(2/22/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Even before Joe Wright’s live-action retelling of Peter Pan hit theaters, the production came under fire for casting Rooney Mara as the Native...
article Kerry Washington Apologizes for Using the Term 'Spirit Animal'
(10/26/2015)
(Hollywood) -- Kerry Washington is world renowned for her role in one of the hottest programs on prime-time television, Scandal, but, ironically enough, the A-list...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Adam Beach

article Actor Asks Fellow Stars to Boycott Show After Asian Actress Cast in Native Role
(8/29/2017)
(Hollywood) -- White-washing remains a real problem in Hollywood. Do you know how many white women have portrayed Asian characters over the years? A lot.
article Adam Beach Cast In Rod Lurie’s TNT Drama Pilot ‘Monsters Of God’
(11/23/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Adam Beach has been cast opposite Garret Dillahunt in Rod Lurie’s post-Civil War drama pilot Monsters of God for TNT, from Brad Pitt’s Plan B...
article Adam Beach Joins Christian Bale In Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’
(6/14/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Adam Beach has just joined the cast in the Christian Bale-starring Hostiles which is being directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass). Beach will next be seen...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Pocahontas

article Disney Exec: ‘She has to be sexy.’ Historical Inaccuracies and Harms of Disney’s Pocahontas
(8/13/2017)
(Hollywood) -- In the summer of 1995, Pocahontas became Disney’s 33rd animated feature film; the first mainstream Disney film with a Native American heroine. Due...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article NBC is the next big TV network to jump into eSports
(6/21/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Seemingly every big TV network wants in on eSports. NBC Sports has revealed that it's launching an international two-on-two Rocket League tournament...
article Dan Harmon Is Producing A Sitcom About Esports
(10/17/2016)
(Hollywood) -- I can’t imagine it’ll be anywhere on the level as Rick & Morty, but people are probably going to tune in nonetheless. After all, we’...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Josh Fox’s Latest Film Captures the Struggle at Standing Rock
(5/11/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Josh Fox, who was Oscar nominated for the 2010 anti-fracking documentary GasLand, is back with a new hard-hitting film, a collaboration with Standing Rock...
article Shailene Woodley: 'I will fight fascism tooth and nail in 2017'
(1/16/2017)
(Hollywood) -- Actress Shailene Woodley plans to battle fascism in 2017, revealing she will be active in grassroots campaigns throughout the year. The Divergent star...
article Jeff Bridges Accepts National Board of Review Award in Honor of Standing Rock Protesters
(1/5/2017)
(Hollywood) -- In Hell or High Water, Jeff Bridges plays a Texas ranger tracking down bank robbers who believe their crimes are justified because they're only...
article Fonda calls on Trump to back native American protest
(12/22/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Oscar-winning US actress and political activist Jane Fonda implored President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to get behind native Americans protesting...
article Shailene Woodley Makes a Powerful Statement About the DAPL
(12/1/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Actress Shailene Woodley made a powerful statement about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Obama administration's response to the growing tensions....
article 'The Avengers' Stars Band Together to Stand With Standing Rock
(11/7/2016)
(Hollywood) -- The Avengers stars are speaking out in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth assembled...
article Chris Hemsworth Apologizes for Dressing as Native American, Says He Stands with Standing Rock
(10/27/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Chris Hemsworth has announced that he is standing with Standing Rock amid the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and he also has apologized for once dressing...
article Justice League takes the fight to Kelcy Warren's Dakota Access pipeline
(9/7/2016)
(Hollywood) -- In the latest public relations blow for the Dakota Access pipeline, cast members of the upcoming movie The Justice League released a video Wednesday...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

PokerStars

article Kevin Hart Partners With PokerStars To “Make Poker Fun” Again
(5/10/2017)
(Hollywood) -- What doesn’t Kevin Hart do? The comedian, fitness enthusiast and mogul has been balancing what seems like a dozen jobs, including filming stand-up...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article ‘Wind River’: Taylor Sheridan & Cast On Filmmaker’s “Most Personal” Film To Date – Sundance Studio
(1/23/2017)
(Hollywood) -- In the wake of the U.S. government clashing with protesters and the community of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation over the Dakota Access Pipeline,...
1 Article on this Issue

Enterprise Rancheria

article Will Ferrell starring in eSports comedy movie
(12/6/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Having found comedy in NASCAR with Talladega Nights back in 2006 and ice skating in 2007's Blades Of Glory, Will Ferrell is dipping back into the...
1 Article on this Issue

Thanksgiving

article Honoring the folks who made this whole Thanksgiving thing possible: The 10 best Native American movies
(11/25/2016)
(Hollywood) -- There are too few films about Native Americans, so we should be thankful for the great ones we have. Sherman Alexie, the brilliant writer, has certainly...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Mark Wahlberg and LeBron James might star in a fantasy sports movie together
(9/22/2016)
(Hollywood) -- LeBron James posted an Instagram of him and Mark Wahlberg in a gym together with a couple interesting hashtags — “Camera Ready” and...
article 2 for 1 Wednesdays? The DraftKings-FanDuel Movie
(9/7/2016)
(Hollywood) -- It has been revealed that TriStar Pictures has acquired the film rights to produce the picture for the book The Big Game. The book itself is being written...
article TriStar Bets On DraftKings-FanDuel Saga As A Movie
(8/25/2016)
(Hollywood) -- The rise of daily fantasy sports via sites like FanDuel and DraftKings has captivated millions of sports fans — and several states’ attorneys...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Disney’s Pocahontas, Irene Bedard, Takes on Donald Trump for Pocahontas Name-Calling
(6/19/2016)
(Hollywood) -- Once U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D – Massachusetts) became a vocal critic of Donald Trump’s race to the White House, he incorporated a...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article DiCaprio wins at Golden Globes, urges recognition of indigenous people and lands
(1/11/2016)
(Hollywood) -- After Leonardo DiCaprio won this year's Golden Globe award for best actor in a drama, the star of The Revenant used his acceptance speech to "...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Jessica Chastain got to the Indian tribe defended their rights: there is a touching movie trailer
(4/28/2018)
(Hollywood) -- The network posted a trailer of the film “the Woman goes ahead” with actress Jessica Chastain in the title role, who starred in “X-Men: the dark Phoenix...
article Robert Rodriguez Set To Premiere ‘Stand United’ On El Rey Network; Says Diverse Docu Is “Really Necessary Right Now”
(4/27/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is known for groundbreaking indie fare like El Mariachi and Desperado as well as fun fanboy/girl action pics like Sin City, Spy...
article Tye Sheridan, YouTube Star Liza Koshy to Lend Voices to VR Short 'Crow: The Legend' (Exclusive)
(4/18/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan and YouTube personality-turned-actress Liza Koshy will voice star in Crow: The Legend, an ambitious animated virtual...
article Norman Reedus ironically scored big on a Walking Dead slot machine
(4/6/2018)
(Hollywood) -- The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus paid a visit to The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon about the time he got lucky on a Walking Dead slot machine....
article Tecumseh: Who was legendary Shawnee warrior?
(3/14/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Meet one of America’s most revered and admired native American chieftains, Tecumseh, tonight on History’s gutting The Men Who Built America:...
article A trailblazing filmmaker wants to make sure Native stories have their place in the American narrative
(3/8/2018)
(Hollywood) -- When Joanelle Romero stepped onto the set of “The Girl Called Hatter Fox,” she made history. She was the first Native American to carry a lead role in a...
article Oklahoma native Wes Studi speaks Cherokee on Oscar stage, thanks fellow veterans
(3/5/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Wes Studi made history Sunday night becoming the first Native American presenter on the Oscar stage. The Oklahoma native and Cherokee citizen introduced a...
article The Oscars Remember that Native Americans Exist. Here’s Hoping the Rest of the Country Catches On.
(3/3/2018)
(Hollywood) -- The Oscars are this Sunday, and what with expected responses to #OscarsSoWhite, #OscarsSoMale, and #TimesUp/#MeToo, this year’s Oscars are sure to...
article Native American actor Wes Studi relishes rare Oscar invite
(3/2/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Wes Studi will take the stage at Sunday’s Oscars to present an award. But the actor, among the few Native Americans included in the ceremony’s...
article Thomas Gibson, Graham Greene, And Louise Lombard To Star In A New TV Series Pilot: ‘Shadow Wolves’
(2/28/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Thomas Gibson best known as Hotch on Criminal Minds, joins Academy Award-nominated Graham Greene, and well known British actress Louise Lombard, in the...
article Get To Know Westworld Season 2 Newcomer Zahn McClarnon
(2/22/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Westworld Season 2 will introduce Zahn McClarnon, but why does he look so familiar? From the trailer during the Super Bowl, Westworld Season 2 looks to...
article Christian Bale is the best actor working: Scott Cooper
(2/18/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Director Scott Cooper says he wrote Hostiles for actor Christian Bale as he is the "best actor working". "I wrote it specifically for Christian Bale....
article Disaster Movie Guru Roland Emmerich to Helm Historical Epic ‘Maya Lord’
(2/14/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With...
article Yellow Hawk, Cheyenne Chief: Was ‘Hostiles’ Character Real?
(1/27/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Yellow Hawk is the dignified, wise, and dying chief of the Cheyenne tribe who is being escorted home to Montana by a conflicted, bigoted cavalry soldier...
article COLUMN: One Message On ‘Wind River’ Getting Snubbed Proves Hollywood Is A Joke
(1/24/2018)
(Hollywood) -- I’ve been going on and on about what a joke it is that “Wind River” didn’t get nominated for any Academy Awards. Well, it went a step further when a...
article Is The Uktena Tribe Real On 'Riverdale'? The Show Explores A Piece Of Native American Folklore
(1/24/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Mild spoilers ahead for Riverdale Season 2, Episode 11, "The Wrestler." On this week's episode of Riverdale, Jughead discovers that the Northside/...
article 2018 Native American TV Writers Lab Opens Call for Submissions
(1/8/2018)
(Hollywood) -- The third annual Native American TV Writers Lab, presented by the LA Skins Fest, is now accepting applications through March 9. Modeled after the National...
article Actress Shailene Woodley brings Washington tribal member to Golden Globes
(1/7/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Some Hollywood stars arrived to the Golden Globes with an accessory of activism. The L.A. Times reports that several actresses brought an advocate for...
article 10 Directors to Watch: Chloé Zhao Pioneers Native American Portrayals in ‘The Rider’
(1/3/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Born in Beijing, before escaping to London and then Los Angeles for high school, NYU-educated Zhao eventually found her way to South Dakota’s Pine Ridge...
article Irene Bedard Discusses Her Role as a Native Madame President in Jay-Z Family Feud Video
(1/3/2018)
(Hollywood) -- Hip Hop artist Jay-Z and director Ava DuVernay have recently released the video Family Feud based on a futuristic United States that has embraced...

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