Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is opening up about getting the chance to debut his limited series When We Rise on ABC.
“It was an opportunity to get these stories of diversity out to a different audience,” the 42-year-old director and producer expressed while attending his SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations panel for When We Rise at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room held on Wednesday (April 12) in Los Angeles.
“If we can change minds, we can change the world. As we’re learning today, the hardest part of resistance is persistence,” Dustin added. “History is not nostalgia. History is power.”
Zachary Quinto and his longtime boyfriend Miles McMillan pose for a picture at the 2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.
FYI: Zachary is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo suit and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Colton is wearing an Emporio Armani jacket, trousers, shirt, and bow tie. Guests at the party sipped on Clase Azul Tequila and Chopin Vodka cocktails like “The Sebastian,” (inspired by La La Land) “In The Moonlight” (inspired by Moonlight) and “On The Fence” (inspired by Fences).
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Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has written every episode of the upcoming event series When We Rise in hopes of saving some lives!
“I think this is one of the first times a major, public network is pushing out stories the way it ought to get pushed out there,” the 42-year-old director and producer expressed while attending a special screening for When We Rise at the Castro Theatre on Monday (February 20) in San Francisco, Calif.
“It is brave and bold and life-saving because there are a lot of young people who feel alone tonight and two weeks from now, they won’t,” Dustin added (via ABC News).
When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969 – Watch the trailer below!
Nina Dobrev and Taylor Lautner both sport “bleached” blonde hair as Ryan Lochte for Matthew Morrison’s 2016 Halloween/Birthday Party presented by Freixenet Cava and Podwall Entertainment at Hyde Lounge on Saturday night (October 29) in Los Angeles.