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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Creates 20-Page Guide on Dismantling White Supremacy at Work & at Large

J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot are hard at work supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight against white supremacy.

The 53-year-old filmmaker, who directed films in the Star Wars franchise and created such TV shows as Lost and Alias, already committed to donating $10 million to anti-racist agendas over the next five years.

Now, Bad Robot has created a 20-page guide that serves as a tool to help dismantle white supremacy at work and at large.

“At Bad Robot, we are committed as storytellers and executives to dismantling white supremacy at work and at large,” the document reads. “With this ever-evolving and far from complete guide, we hope to share some resources to explore and navigate this time for ourselves and with each other as we strive to do the delicate, raw, humbling, and enraging work of anti-racism.”

The company noted, “We have provided attribution to our sources throughout the guide and thank the activists and scholars who have endeavored to consolidate this information. This guide draws from our networks, research, recommendations, and the “Anti-racism resources for white people.”

The guide features articles to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, movies to view, and important Black voices to follow on social media. There is also a guide to anti-racist vocabulary, details of what you should do as a manager at work, and a list of ways people can help the cause.

Click HERE to check out the guide.

JJ Abrams, Katie McGrath, & Bad Robot Commit $10 Million to Anti-Racist Agendas

JJ Abrams, his wife Katie McGrath, and his production company Bad Robot are committing $10 million to anti-racist agendas over the next five years.

“We at Bad Robot are grateful to the many scholars, activists, organizers and leaders fighting on the frontlines of change in our systemically unjust country. It is that constellation of thinkers and doers who have the blueprint to a more perfect, fair, equitable, and kind union,” Bad Robot began in a statement on Instagram.

Between Bad Robot and The Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams Family Foundation, $10 million is being committed “over the next five years to organizations and efforts committed to anti-racist agendas that close the gaps, life the poor and build a just America for all.”

Initial investments of $200,000 each are being made to the following organizations: Black Futures Lab, Black Lives Matter LA, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, and Know Your Rights Camp.

You can read the full statement in the embed below.

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Sara Bareilles' 'Little Voice' TV Series Sets Premiere Date on Apple TV+

Little Voice, the new TV series from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, will premiere on Apple TV+ in July!

The show is billed as a love letter to the diverse musicality of New York and explores the universal journey of finding your authentic voice in your early 20s.

THR reports that Little Voice will premiere on July 10 and new episodes will debut weekly.

Little Voice stars Brittany O’Grady “as Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues.”

Sara wrote original music for the series, which has a pilot episode written and directed by Jessie Nelson, her collaborator on the Broadway musical Waitress. They executive produced the series with Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions partner Ben Stephenson.

See the first photo of Brittany as Bess in the gallery and check out photos we posted last summer from the set!

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J.J. Abrams Is Working on a 'Justice League Dark' Series for HBO Max!

J.J. Abrams is working on exciting new DC Comics series, which is heading to HBO Max!

THR is reporting that the prolific producer, director, and writer has three new series heading to the streaming service, including “an untitled drama based on characters in the so-called Justice League Dark universe.”

Some of the characters that are part of the Justice League Dark team include Zatanna, Deadman, Swamp Thing and John Constantine.

The other two series are crime drama called Duster and a spinoff to The Shining, which will be called Overlook.

All three of the series will be produced by Abrams, his wife and business partner Katie McGrath, and Bad Robot’s head of television Ben Stephenson. Bad Robot’s exec vp TV Rachel Rusch Rich will be a co-executive producer.

“What an amazing start to our association with the wildly imaginative Bad Robot team under J.J. and Katie,” HBO Max’s chief content officer Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “What could be better than an original J.J. idea and then Warner Bros. letting them loose on iconic IP from Stephen King and the DC Universe and to provide more must-have programming on HBO Max.”

Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay & Shonda Rhimes Dazzle at Vanity Fair Oscar Party!

Lena Waithe keeps it cool in a fierce suit while hitting the carpet at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 35-year-old Emmy-winner was joined at the event by her fellow storytellers Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Janet Mock and her boyfriend, Pose star Angel Bismark Curiel, as well as writer-director J.J. Abrams.

Lena Waithe attended the after party bash solo. It was recently rumored that Lena may have called it quits with her wife, Alana Mayo.

FYI: Lena is wearing a Richfresh ensemble. Ava is wearing a Galia Lahav gown, Kurt Geiger pumps, Judith Leiber clutch and jewelry by APM Monaco and Ruchi New York. Janet is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and Gismondi 1754 Jewelry. Angel is wearing an ETRO suit with Jimmy Choo shoes.

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J.J. Abrams Explains Why He Included Same-Sex Kiss in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

The new movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker features a same-sex kiss during a celebration scene at the end of the movie and now director J.J. Abrams is explaining why he included the moment.

“I just felt like in this one scene of celebration, it felt like an opportunity to show – without it being, you know, heavy-handed or too loud of a deal – it was sort of part of the whole experience to see a same-sex couple have a moment together that was explicitly saying in the Star Wars galaxy, you know, everyone is there and is welcome,” he told MovieZine.

“It doesn’t matter what your sexual preference is, doesn’t matter what your race/species, whether you’re organic or synthetic, Star Wars is for everyone and knowing that there hadn’t been a representation like that – it doesn’t take away from anyone, it just shows that Star Wars is for all of us,” he added.

READ MORE: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Same-Sex Kiss Cut Out in Singapore

Daisy Ridley Joins John Boyega & Oscar Isaac at 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Premiere in London!

The stars of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are bringing their new movie to London!

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac buddied up on the red carpet together at the premiere of the final Star Wars installment on Wednesday evening (December 18) at the Cineworld Leicester Square in London, England.

Fellow cast members at the premiere included Kelly Mare Tran, Keri Russell, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Domhnall Gleeson, and Joonas Suotamo.

Director J.J. Abrams was also in attendance.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on Friday, December 20!

READ MORE:
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Features Franchise’s First [SPOILER]

FYI: Daisy is wearing a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown and Beladora Jewelry. Kelly is wearing a Phuong My dress. Keri is wearing a Stephane Rolland Couture dress and Alexandra Mor jewelry. Joonas is wearing custom Joseph Abboud. Naomi is wearing a custom Christopher Kane dress. JJ is wearing Ted Baker London.

35+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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