Jazmyn Benjamin met one of her idols at a Knicks game, and left Madison Square Garden with some career advice.
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Bernie Sanders recently sat down with director Spike Lee (one of his biggest star supporters during the primaries) to discuss where to go from here after Donald Trump's victory, especially where the Democratic party is concerned.
Prior to the primary election, fellow Brooklynites Bernie Sanders and Spike Lee met, spoke, and posed for a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter. (Lee, who vocally supported the Vermont Senator in the primaries, also directed a campaign ad for Sanders.) In that initial discussion, they’d spoken about how Sanders might beat Hillary in the primaries based […]
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The two men occupy different positions on the same side, one representing the political opposition to [Donald] Trump, the other the cultural opposition. [Spike] Lee wants direction from [Bernie] Sanders on how that opposition might work,...Show More Summary
Spike Lee converses with Bernie Sanders in the Guardian today: Lee: Were you ever offered the VP position, sir? Sanders: No. Absolutely not. Lee: Would you have taken it? Sanders: Er. Probably, yes. But that’s again looking through the rear-view mirror. Huh. Show More Summary
Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Spike Lee had been a very vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, going so far as to release radio ads and special campaign videos on behalf of the septuagenarian Vermont senator. Alhough Hillary Clinton ended up clinching the nomination — and ... More »
Spike Lee and two of his production companies have been sued by the trustees of the pension and health plans of three below-the line Hollywood industry unions, which claim he failed to make $45,000 in pension and health contributions on behalf of workers on his 2008 film Miracle At St. Show More Summary
Original Space Jam director Joe Pytka reveals Tiger Woods was written into an early Space Jam 2 draft, while Spike Lee almost wrote the first movie.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Space Jam, a movie that brings about all sorts of nostalgic memories for children of the 90s. As someone who enjoyed the film growing up, I can’t say that it has aged well, and despite the superstar...Show More Summary
He also says Spike Lee approached him with ideas for the original film.
Kim Director (Inside Man, Orange Is The New Black) is set for a recurring role in Spike Lee's 10-episode Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of Lee's groundbreaking 1986 indie film. The series centers on Nola Darling...Show More Summary
The great André Holland has already worked with Spike Lee ("Miracle at St. Anna"), Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and Steven Soderbergh (Cinemax's TV series "The Knick") before appearing in the most critically acclaimed film of 2016, Barry Jenkins’...Show More Summary
The latest edition of Scout Tafoya’s “The Unloved” video essay series celebrates Spike Lee's “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Lee's 2014 film that comes from an era of reinvention along with 2012's "Red Hook Summer." Contextualizing Lee'sShow More Summary
Today’s must-reads from around the Internet. Street Savvy: The Daily Beast makes the case that Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing ignited street style. Russian Intel: Highsnobiety gets the lowdown on Russia’s burgeoning sneaker culture. Counting...Show More Summary
When it first appeared, Do the Right Thing was seen as a validation and celebration of street style clothing. Three decades later, its still inspiring us.
Indie film directors, television editors and a former Spike Lee Fellow are among the 10 program directors chosen by Disney-ABC Television Group to take part in its 2016-18 Directing Program. The participants will be pitched to shadow...Show More Summary
Jaime Lowe In the 2002 Spike Lee film 25th Hour, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) goes on a long rant about New York City. It’s homophobic, xenophobic, racist, anti-Semitic, and hate-filled, albeit extensive—it spans the Upper East SideShow More Summary